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« on: January 06, 2013, 11:47:43 PM »

what did you think of the show?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 11:48:59 PM »

what did you think of the show?

Vapid pop theology. Trite plot.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 11:51:13 PM »

Good clean fun.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 12:15:06 AM »

what did you think of the show?

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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 01:12:28 AM »

Yeah, I like it. Theology is waaaay off, though. But just as fiction, it's...eh?
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 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.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 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.  Smiley

Renegade would be the one- MacGyver was more coincidental with Highway To Heaven.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.

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It was an ok show, but I enjoyed Highway to Heaven much more.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 07:13:42 AM »

Schmaltzy, turgid cornball pap. Not even "so bad it's good" material.  Tongue Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 09:51:53 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 10:01:23 AM »

Hollywood theology - a waste of time.
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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]
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 11:35:18 AM »

what did you think of the show?

Stunk.

why do you feel that?
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« Reply #20 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?
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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.
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« Reply #24 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.
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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.
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2013, 04:20:31 PM »

what did you think of the show?
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« Reply #28 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
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and the netherlands.
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« Reply #29 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.
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« Reply #30 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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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2013, 07:19:30 PM »

What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?
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« Reply #32 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!  Cool
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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!  Cool

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What do you guys think about the theology behind Sanford & Son?
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« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2013, 09:24:06 PM »

Tess and her car make me laugh.
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