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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Victor French's final television series. It has often been written that Michael Landon decided to end the series after French died of lung cancer. In fact, it had already been agreed in June 1988, that the series would end because of falling ratings. See more »
I was very pleased to find find others who loved this show as much as I...but honestly...I wasn't surprised. I still watch this show to this very day - the reruns play on a network called UP. Even though I have seen every episode...I always feel good watching them again and again...one might call the feeling I get as joy; I don't use that word much. I have watched so many shows over the years and none make me feel the way this show does. Michael Landon was truly an angel to have created this series...so call it cheesy...call it outdated...call me sentimental - I don't care. All I know is that there is allot of good in the world and it only takes an hour out of my day to remind me of that.
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