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Title: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 06, 2013, 11:47:43 PM
what did you think of the show?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 06, 2013, 11:48:59 PM
what did you think of the show?

Vapid pop theology. Trite plot.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Jetavan on January 06, 2013, 11:51:13 PM
Good clean fun.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: theistgal on January 06, 2013, 11:59:01 PM
It's one of my guilty pleasures. Another one is Ghost Whisperer, which is basically Touched by a Ghost.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: biro on January 07, 2013, 12:15:06 AM
what did you think of the show?

Stunk.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: mersch on January 07, 2013, 01:09:10 AM
I liked it, sappy, fiction. And it was on my childrens approved list of what they could watch
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Post by: Eastern Mind on January 07, 2013, 01:12:28 AM
Yeah, I like it. Theology is waaaay off, though. But just as fiction, it's...eh?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 07, 2013, 01:43:17 AM
Bad ripoff of Highway to Heaven. The main angel was a lot easier on the eyes, though.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: DavidH on January 07, 2013, 01:49:55 AM
My favorite episode is the one where Monica gets all misty-eyed, starts shining, and says in a pretty Irish accent, "God loouves ya!"
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Post by: Asteriktos on January 07, 2013, 01:53:40 AM
I was more of a MacGyver kinda guy. Or Renegade. Or whatever was on TV at that time.  :)
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 07, 2013, 01:57:27 AM
I was more of a MacGyver kinda guy. Or Renegade. Or whatever was on TV at that time.  :)

Renegade would be the one- MacGyver was more coincidental with Highway To Heaven.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Arachne on January 07, 2013, 03:47:42 AM
what did you think of the show?

Cute, but eh. I wasn't planning my afternoons around it.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Kerdy on January 07, 2013, 05:27:43 AM
Bad ripoff of Highway to Heaven. The main angel was a lot easier on the eyes, though.

^This

It was an ok show, but I enjoyed Highway to Heaven much more.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: LBK on January 07, 2013, 07:13:42 AM
Schmaltzy, turgid cornball pap. Not even "so bad it's good" material.  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: orthonorm on January 07, 2013, 09:51:53 AM
Joan of Arcadia

But you already knew that, right?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Αριστοκλής on January 07, 2013, 10:01:23 AM
Hollywood theology - a waste of time.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: genesisone on January 07, 2013, 10:03:55 AM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: 88Devin12 on January 07, 2013, 10:52:36 AM
I remember it, we'd watch it with 7th Heaven. I can't remember how good or bad the former was, the latter really helped start Jessica Biel and Ashlee Simpsons careers though.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: theistgal on January 07, 2013, 11:22:14 AM
You must admit it's a little eerie that BOTH the actors who played the "Angel of Death" died at fairly young ages.  (Not to mention that one of them was actually NAMED "Dye". [Cue "Twilight Zone" music]
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 11:35:18 AM
what did you think of the show?

Stunk.

why do you feel that?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 11:39:24 AM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.

Although as far as I am concerned, it was never meant to be a religious show. It was meant to be a spiritual show instead. What is wrong with everyday theology?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 11:41:35 AM
You must admit it's a little eerie that BOTH the actors who played the "Angel of Death" died at fairly young ages.  (Not to mention that one of them was actually NAMED "Dye". [Cue "Twilight Zone" music]

you mean the man who played "Adam" the other angel of death, died too? how sad.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: genesisone on January 07, 2013, 12:21:39 PM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.

Although as far as I am concerned, it was never meant to be a religious show. It was meant to be a spiritual show instead. What is wrong with everyday theology?
Theology is vague. It's all about "let's just feel good and be happy". Nothing particularly wrong with that in and of itself, except that it can substitute for a real pursuit of God.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 12:33:38 PM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.

Although as far as I am concerned, it was never meant to be a religious show. It was meant to be a spiritual show instead. What is wrong with everyday theology?
Theology is vague. It's all about "let's just feel good and be happy". Nothing particularly wrong with that in and of itself, except that it can substitute for a real pursuit of God.

Not if you do believe in God though.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: ialmisry on January 07, 2013, 12:47:36 PM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.
Which is why it isn't safe.

IIRC DelaReese is some minister of some denomination, and she officiated at her costars' wedding.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: genesisone on January 07, 2013, 01:06:21 PM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.

Although as far as I am concerned, it was never meant to be a religious show. It was meant to be a spiritual show instead. What is wrong with everyday theology?
Theology is vague. It's all about "let's just feel good and be happy". Nothing particularly wrong with that in and of itself, except that it can substitute for a real pursuit of God.

Not if you do believe in God though.
You didn't read what I wrote. I said substitute for a real pursuit of God.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: genesisone on January 07, 2013, 01:09:05 PM
Reruns are almost always available. I've seen a few again recently. They're on in late afternoon when the alternative are Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or reruns of almost anything else. It's safe and clean, but sadly reflects everyday theology.
Which is why it isn't safe.

IIRC DelaReese is some minister of some denomination, and she officiated at her costars' wedding.
My fault for being vague. Sorry. By "safe" I mean not having to deal with blood and gore, sex and nudity, etc., i.e. "G" rated. If you'll notice my conversation with tweety234, you'll see that I agree that it can be a theological minefield.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Agabus on January 07, 2013, 04:20:31 PM
what did you think of the show?
It was perfect viewing for my grandmother.

Joan of Arcadia

But you already knew that, right?
But what if God was just a slob like one of us?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 06:56:20 PM
Good clean fun.

which was your favorite episode. I personally liked
the holy of holies
monica's bad day
a violin lesson
and the netherlands.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: tweety234 on January 07, 2013, 06:59:05 PM
Yeah, I like it. Theology is waaaay off, though. But just as fiction, it's...eh?

it wasn't meant to be a theological show. It was meant to be an inspiration for people to improve themselves and their relationships. It was also meant to be a hope and comfort for those who for all sorts of reasons mourn.
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: LBK on January 07, 2013, 07:01:47 PM
Yeah, I like it. Theology is waaaay off, though. But just as fiction, it's...eh?

it wasn't meant to be a theological show. It was meant to be an inspiration for people to improve themselves and their relationships. It was also meant to be a hope and comfort for those who for all sorts of reasons mourn.

A program can be edifying and inspirational without descending into mawkish, schmaltzy sentimentality.
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Post by: Ashman618 on January 07, 2013, 07:19:30 PM
What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 07, 2013, 07:22:22 PM
What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?

That one old guy's constant expectation and remembrance of death was quite Orthodox!  8)
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Ashman618 on January 07, 2013, 07:24:06 PM
What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?

That one old guy's constant expectation and remembrance of death was quite Orthodox!  8)

Lmao!
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Jetavan on January 07, 2013, 09:01:16 PM
What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?
The "fording" of the "sand" represents the Exodus through the desert, into the Promised Land; children of Israel were led by God the "Son" in the form of the pillar of fire.

Along the way, the Israelites conquered the pagans and Heathens; Aunt Esther symbolizes the Israelite armies led by the Lord of Hosts.

(http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com/entries/images/e3/d7/1478375/original_image.png?1257013726)
Title: Re: Have you watched touched by an angel when it was on?
Post by: Eastern Mind on January 07, 2013, 09:24:06 PM
Tess and her car make me laugh.