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Touched by an Angel 

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Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.


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Series cast summary:
Roma Downey ...  Monica / ... 211 episodes, 1994-2003
Della Reese ...  Tess 211 episodes, 1994-2003
John Dye ...  Andrew 188 episodes, 1996-2003


Angels are dispatched from heaven to inspire people who are at crossroads in their lives. Monica (Roma Downey), an angel who at times still needs some guidance with her Earthly assignments, reports to Tess (Della Reese), her tough, wise, and always loving supervisor. Joining them is Andrew (John Dye), who, in addition to his duties as the Angel of Death, helps out as a caseworker on various assignments. The angels may not bring answers to every problem, but they always deliver a message of hope. Written by DANIEL

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Drama | Family | Fantasy


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In the first episode of the series, Tess (Della Reese) ended up with a rather old, but in beautiful condition, red Cadillac convertible. Several episodes had side action where the car broke down, but Tess always got it fixed, even if she had to work on it. See more »


Tess: You don't hit bottom... you hit God.
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Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: Touched by an 'A'-ngel (2011) See more »

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Good, but how much longer can it last?
26 October 2000 | by DvdJervsSee all my reviews

I used to watch this series with my family back in its early seasons and enjoyed it a lot. But as time went on we drifted away from it because it was basically recycling the same old plot devices over and over again. Angels come to town. There's a problem. Angels investigate. Everything is not as it seems at first. Angels offer advice but are mostly ignored. Problem becomes screwed up even more. Angels reveal themselves. Everything works out. End of episode.

The formula changes from time to time but that's the basic plot of many episodes. For the first few seasons it worked because there were plenty of situations in which to apply it to, but now they're basically repeating the same stuff that we have already seen in the early seasons with only some minor changes. Only every now and then does an episode come along that feels somewhat original. I tuned in a few months ago and watched a couple of episodes. On the whole, nothing has changed.

All up, likeable series, but can get pretty tiresome after a while if you're only watching it for entertainment value and not for spiritual comfort or something similar.

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Release Date:

21 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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