God appears to Joan as Rocky, the young boy that she babysat with Cystic Fibrosis. He asks her to read the paper and it turns out to be his obituary. At the cemetery after the funeral, Joan and her ...
Joan keeps having dreams where Judith appears. God tells Joan to do something she is afraid of, so she tries out for the diving team, because she is scared of heights. Grace tells Luke he hides with ...
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
The series is loosely inspired on the Joan Osborne song "One of Us", belonging to the 1995 album "Relish", which was one the biggest hits of that year and of the decade. The song imagines God as a normal human being. It was also inspired by the legendary teenage warrior Joan of Arc. In the early 15th century, the 17-year-old Joan commanded the Royal French army to defend France against England, having been inspired by the voices that she heard in her head which she believed to be the voice God. When she was 19, she was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431 after being accused of heresy in a rigged trial by the Catholic Church. Oddly enough, singer, warrior and the main character played by Amber Tamblyn share the same name. See more »
What if God was One of Us?
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I stumbled upon Joan of Arcadia near the end of the first season and quickly found one thing out: This is a great show!
God speaks to Joan to have her try to make a DIFFERENCE in this world. The show is all about the choices we make in our lives that make a difference in the world around us. Through the choices Joan, her friends and her family make, we can learn something. Don't worry, it doesn't come off as all about religion, or all preachy. There is a great cast (especially Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen), solid story lines and some really great music in between. I have been extremely impressed with Amber Tamblyn; she is perfect for this part.
Sometimes sad, very often funny, there is always something you can relate to. Give it a chance; you will enjoy it!
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