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