Apparently, some people the night of April 14 were watching some show with lots of sex and violence and dragons and thrones. They were missing the real “quality TV” of the evening. The show "God Friended Me" wrapped up its first season on a strong, upbeat, and clever note, and offers promising prospects for season two.

For those who have missed the series, some exposition is required, albeit with a bold-lettered “spoiler alert” warning.

Essentially, "God Friended Me" is a more hip, somewhat less ethereal Touched by an Angel, a quarter century after that popular show began. This time, the do-gooders helping others deal with life’s troubles aren’t angels, but attractive millennials living in the tech-media strata of New York City — except that one of them keeps getting smartphone messages from “God.” Played engagingly by Brandon Micheal Hall, the character Miles is an atheist son of a Harlem Episcopal priest. Miles works as a tech-company phone-bank helper while trying to hit it big with a podcast on the side.

Atheist though Miles is, he discovers that whoever is behind the “God account” does seem to know how to put him at just the right time and place to help strangers solve personal crises. The second person he helps is a talented young magazine writer named Cara (Violett Beane), and together with tech-whiz friend Rakesh (Suraj Sharma) they follow the God account’s directives while trying to solve the algorithm driving the account.

Of course, they think it’s all the work of a clever computer programmer somewhere, and their suspicions settle on Rakesh’s new boss, Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg).

The storylines manage to stay enough outside the realm of saccharine to be tender but not treacly. And, wanting to keep the hipness factor high, the writers seed their scripts with not just one or two but three budding romances, along with the inevitable, good-hearted lesbian sister who’s the font of common sense. Finally, while faith is portrayed quite positively through the work of Miles’ father, the Rev. Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), the plotlines tend to make viewers believe Miles and his friends are right to think Hayes, not the Almighty, is directing the “friend” suggestions.

It does come as a plot twist, then, to find that neither Hayes nor his tech-genius friends run the God account — and, in the last scene of the first season, to have a random young woman approach Miles to say she received a “friend” suggestion from God telling her that Miles, rather than being the helper deluxe, is now in need of her assistance.

So the God account works in mysterious ways.

Viewers can quibble that TV writers never seem to actually know their subjects. No magazine actually operates the way Cara’s does; the Episcopal Church doesn’t choose bishops the way the Rev. Finer’s does; nobody can possibly zip around New York City in as little time as Miles and his friends do. And the internal logic of plot developments sometimes fails close scrutiny.

Yet, those flaws don’t really matter. What matters is that the characters are winsome, the cynicism level blessedly low, the storylines taut enough to maintain viewer interest, and the show’s heart as warm as in classic TV like the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" or "M*A*S*H."

Plus, there’s faith. By season’s end, Miles is far less militant about his atheism. A Christian church repeatedly has been portrayed as a force for good. And “God” is, yes, a friend in need and a friend indeed. And whether God is in the clouds or in the “cloud,” he’s not playing games, and certainly needs no throne.