When an embittered Jonathan, now a mortal, turns his back on everything and everyone, including Mark, a young woman offers him shelter and with the power of love helps him to recover his lost faith ...
When his former wife passes away, Jonathan hopes that he'll be released from his duties to be reunited with her in Heaven, but "The Boss" wants him to stay on Earth. When Jonathan becomes so enraged ...
Jonathan Smith is a probationary angel sent back to Earth to help people. During the series' first episode, he meets embittered ex-policeman Mark Gordon (as Jonathan is walking along a little-used road, on which Mark happens to be driving). Jonathan helps reform Mark, with the grateful Mark agreeing to become Jonathan's right-hand associate in carrying out the heavenly mission. The two begin traveling the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from "the Boss" (God), with their mission being to deliver love, understanding and humility to the people they encountered. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer. A few shows, however, were played mainly for laughs (such as Landon recreating his first famous starring role in a takeoff of his 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf and his role in in little house on the prairie).Written by
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In a scene from season one, episode twelve, "Hotel of Dreams", 'Jonathan' (Michael Landon) criticises 'Mark' (Victor French) for smoking, warning him that he (Jonathan) had smoked all his life and died of lung cancer. Michael Landon was himself a heavy, up to eighty-a-day, chain smoker (mostly unfiltered menthol cigarettes) and would die from advanced pancreatic cancer just seven years later, at the age of fifty-four, just a few months after being diagnosed. Victor French was also a life-long heavy smoker and died from lung cancer, also at the age of fifty-four in 1989 and also just a few months after diagnosis. See more »
I grew up watching this TV show and it was usually very touching and sometimes very sad. There is one episode in season 2 that was very good called "Friends". It's about an overweight girl, Jenny, who is desperate to make friends at school. When she begins to tutor the school jock, Jack, another girl in school gets jealous and acts like she is her friend. Then she humiliates Jenny in front of Jack. Jonathan helps her build her self-esteem and brings Jack's down a bit.
I also enjoyed these two guys on Little House on the Prairie which was an excellent family show (I own all seasons on DVD!) It's sad that some people think these two were gay. I guess some narrow-minded people can't understand that two guys can be very good friends. Especially with all of the trash on TV now, if a show is very wholesome some people don't like it and have to try to tear it down.
Anyone with children who wants to let them watch a show without profanity and filth should let them watch this great show. We all love and miss you Michael and Victor!
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