A comedy show in which angels tries to stop the world from blowing up. Heaven is a corporation with God as the boss, the God want’s something new, so he decides to blow up the Earth, thank partially to Eliza, the newest angel on staff. To fix her blunder, Eliza makes a bet that she can get two socially awkward people to kiss within fourteen days. If she does, the Earth will be spared.
It’s a fun concept that works out really well. Each of the characters in the show are endearing in different ways, even those that initially come off as jerks. You get to see them at vulnerable points where you want them to succeed, then you get to see that they are good at their jobs. Except for God, though. But he’s fun in different ways.
The corporation has lost its passion for running Earth, and Earth pretty much doesn’t listen anyway. This leads to the world we have, a chaotic place of both good and bad things. Most of the staff doesn’t care since their boss doesn’t. Only a small group of people in the Department of Miracles is actively trying to save the world.
They start with Craig and Eliza. Craig is the guy that’s been working there for thousands of years, yet he’s meek and doesn’t like risk. Slowly, he learns that drastic actions must be taken to save the world, but he still just wants to help people find their lost keys and gloves the most rather than anything more impressive. Eliza is the new girl that has to save the world since she caused the bet in the first place. To do so, she’s more impulsive and wants to do bigger things.
God, played by Steve Buscemi has a wonderful presence. He’s goofy through most of the show, but you do get to see a wrathful side that could potentially flood the world a long time ago. Now, he just wants to open a restaurant instead. He also gets a fair bit of development, perhaps the most. While he’s an annoying character, his scenes feel lively and fun.
Each episode focuses on a different character while they try to get the two socially awkward people together. More and more people join the group to save the world.
This is a limited series. I want more, but telling a full story without dragging things out is also good. Miracle Workers is funny and full of strange situations. It is good-natured, leaving a good feeling all around. Each of the characters are fun and endearing. It is a fun little show.