Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi, who already deals with feeling out of place in her family : ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
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 Will Girardi (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Helen Girardi (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Joan Girardi (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Kevin Girardi (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Luke Girardi (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Grace Polk (44 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Adam Rove (44 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Friedman (33 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Glynis Figliola (23 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi, who already deals with feeling out of place in her family : her police chief father, her somewhat overbearing mother, her geeky younger brother and former football star older brother, now paralyzed. They'd never believe her if she told them that God is talking to her. Does Joan have a higher purpose on earth, or are these strange conversations just in her head? Written by Ted Weiland

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Drama | Fantasy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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25 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Die himmlische Joan  »

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While shooting the first kiss and the start of the relationship between Luke ('Michael Welch') and Grace (Becky Wahlstrom), Welch was 16 and Wahlstrom was 28 - an age difference that in real life would make a relationship illegal in many U.S. states. See more »

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Grace: Do you make a special effort not to speak in science metaphors?
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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One of Us
Performed by Joan Osborne
(Title Song)
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WONDERFUL show
19 November 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This show is nothing like Touched by an Angel or anything insipid delivered on the Pax network. It is instead a deep reflection on how complicated it is to to be human. How do we find moments of consolation in those dark moments of desolation? How do we connect to ourselves and others?

It just so happens, Amber Tamblyn as title character Joan Girardi, (one of my personal favorites since her days as Emily Quartermaine on General Hospital) plays a cynical teenager who sees God. But God doesn't perform miracles. And he/she looks a little different every week. Joan is just trying to figure out who she is, like any of us she's digging around "in the trash trying to find something that matters." Joan's family is going through some real stress in Season 2 with the lawsuit against the oldest son Kevin who was left permanently paralyzed after a drunk driving accident...

Not being particularly religious, I feel incredibly drawn to the questions and issues this show raises every week.

Incisive writing, compelling acting. I can't remember what I was taping Friday nights.


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