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 ...
A homeless boy wishes that someone would love him and so Jonathan comes to him and offers to make his wish come true. They go to a man whose separated from his wife who refuses to let her see their ...
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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The character of "Jonathan the Angel" was originally introduced on Little House on the Prairie (1974) season one, episode fourteen, "The Lord Is My Shepherd: Part 2". He was played by Ernest Borgnine. See more »
Late actors Michael Landon and Victor French did a lovely job as Jonathan Smith and Mark Gordon on this show.
Jonathan was an angel and each week he joined up with ex-policeman Mark Gordon. There were a multitude of stories; Jonathan and Mark would always help some poor soul out without resorting to the usual TV method of violence. Throughout the show, they helped many different types of people from alcoholics to those expressing self-doubt. It was very sentimental at times but watching it gave one a sense of inner peace. I am actually an agnostic as far as religion goes but even if one doesn't believe in God, a lot can be learned from a show like this on how to treat people and how to do things the right way.
All in all, a very sentimental show. My girlfriend did cry at some episodes so perhaps a few tissues would be advised if watching this show.
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