Entertainment Weekly - 05/20/2005
"Creator Barbara Hall avoids the saccharine Sunday-school sweetness...with her unflinching exploration of right and wrong..."
A teenaged girl (Amber Tamblyn) finds herself approached week after week by all sorts of different people--each claiming to be God delivering instructions for her next mission. Joan's police chief father (Joe Mantegna of THE RAT PACK) and distracted mother (Oscar-winner Mary Steenburgen of MELVIN AND HOWARD) know nothing about their daughter's odd plight, nor do her siblings or classmates, and the girl grapples alone with what may be encroaching insanity as she fulfills her mysterious assignments. A surprisingly strong cast and interesting writing make this offbeat television series quite involving and absorbing. The entire first season (23 episodes) of this remarkable weekly drama appears in this compilation.