Touched by an Angel

1994 TV-PG 1 season

Touched by an Angel

1994 TV-PG 1 season
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For nine seasons on CBS, this inspirational, Emmy-nominated drama explored the role of faith in everyday living through the eyes of three angels -- Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese) and Andrew (John Dye) -- who were assigned to help humans through earthly struggles. In the show's seventh season, Valerie Bertinelli joined the cast as Gloria, a newbie appointed to work under Monica and Tess as an angel in training.
Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (1994) - 4 discs

In this long-running drama series, angels Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese) and Andrew (John Dye) have been sent to Earth to inspire and assist people who are facing rough roads. But even these angels occasionally struggle to find answers as they try to deliver messages of hope. Monica still needs guidance from Tess, her tough-but-loving supervisor, and Andrew (the Angel of Death) takes on many other challenging cases.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this inspirational drama series follows angels (who look human) who bring hope -- via reminders of God's love and mercy -- to people struggling with life's burdens. The heavily spiritual content deals more in moralistic adages than actual Bible quotes, but a non-denominational Christian atmosphere is nonetheless prevalent throughout the show. The ever-changing subject matter can be heavy and emotionally charged, with characters experiencing illness, death, and various family crises. A main character is the heaven-sent Angel of Death (though again, he looks fully human), who escorts those who die to their eternal fate in heaven or hell. Some episodes also feature messengers from the devil who attempt to sabotage the angels' good work.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Not applicable


"Hell" is mentioned, but only in the context of the alternative to heaven. "Oh my God" is the strongest outburst.

Social Behavior

Strong, faith-based messages about living life to the fullest, making amends for past wrongs, and drawing strength from a higher power are essential to the plot. Characters with physical or mental disabilities are occasionally introduced to illustrate the need for accepting others. A recurring character is a fallen angel who works for the devil before being offered another chance to do good. One main character is African-American, and the ever-changing cast is often multicultural.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social scenes sometimes include champagne or beer for adults. When overuse is an issue, there's always a consequence -- in one episode, a character who's drinking and driving is later said to have been killed in a car accident.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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