History YMMV / TouchedByAnAngel

25th Jan '18 9:14:57 PM HighCrate
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* DeaderThanDisco: This was a Top 10 show at the height of its run, even outdrawing ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in its Sunday night time slot, but after a schedule switch to Saturdays, the ratings plummeted, and many former fans now pretend it never existed. Or that they only watched ironically.
%%* EvilIsSexy: Kathleen and Monique.
4th Dec '17 5:38:35 AM twilicorn
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* TheWoobie:
%%** Gloria, full stop. Monica also has her moments.
** Andrew got a couple of moments, like in "'Til Death Do Us Part," when he seriously thought he'd failed an assignment. Even Tess got at least one, her [[spoiler: bout with Alzheimer's disease]] being the biggest.
%%** At least half the characters on the show.

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* TheWoobie:
TheWoobie: At least half the characters on the show.
** Andrew got a couple of moments, like in "'Til Death Do Us Part," when he seriously thought he'd failed an assignment.
** Even Tess got at least one, her [[spoiler: bout with Alzheimer's disease]] being the biggest.
%%** Gloria, full stop. Monica also has her moments.
** Andrew got a couple of moments, like in "'Til Death Do Us Part," when he seriously thought he'd failed an assignment. Even Tess got at least one, her [[spoiler: bout with Alzheimer's disease]] being the biggest.
%%** At least half the characters on the show.
moments.
4th Dec '17 5:37:46 AM twilicorn
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** The 1998 episode, "The Trigger", features a family torn apart when a woman's sister kills the former's abusive husband and every member, including the couple's young son, display a wide array of emotions (the boy felt a great deal of anger over his Dad's death and hatred towards his mother and is last seen in the episode walking off-screen, still angry and surprisingly this was not resolved by the episode's end.) Eight years after the episode aired, the actor who played the boy, [[http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/pichler_joseph.html Joseph Pichler]], went missing and has yet to be found.

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** The 1998 episode, "The Trigger", features a family torn apart when a woman's sister kills the former's abusive husband and every member, including the couple's young son, display a wide array of emotions (the boy felt a great deal of anger over his Dad's death and hatred towards his mother and is last seen in the episode walking off-screen, still angry and surprisingly this was not resolved by the episode's end.) end). Eight years after the episode aired, the actor who played the boy, [[http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/pichler_joseph.html Joseph Pichler]], went missing and has yet to be found.



** The November 20, 2017 death of Della Reese, who played Tess.

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** Meta examples:
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The November 20, 2017 death of Della Reese, Creator/DellaReese, who played Tess.Tess.
*** As mentioned under HarsherInHindsight, the 2011 passing of John Dye (Andrew). He was the youngest main cast member, and the first to have died (this was six years before Reese's passing).
20th Nov '17 10:10:18 AM DrOO7
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** The November 20, 2017 death of Della Reese, who played Tess.
20th Nov '17 10:07:46 AM GunarmDyne
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** John Dye, who played Andrew -- an angel of death -- from the second season onward, died in January 2011 of a heart attack. Out of the four main protagonists, he was the first and (thus far) only to go.[[note]] And, ironically enough, the youngest cast member of the quartet.[[/note]]

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** John Dye, who played Andrew -- an angel of death -- from the second season onward, died in January 2011 of a heart attack. Out of the four main protagonists, he was the first and (thus far) only to go.[[note]] And, ironically enough, the youngest cast member of the quartet.[[/note]]
3rd Nov '17 1:00:51 PM DrOO7
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%%* {{Tearjerker}}: Plenty.

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%%* {{Tearjerker}}: Plenty.* {{Tearjerker}}:
** At the conclusion of "Into The Fire", as Monica has failed to convince the cult leader to come with her, she and Andrew exchange a sad look and Andrew shakes his head before resting his hand on the man's shoulder. It's one of many moments where we see that Andrew's job is often a sad one and that he doesn't enjoy it.
3rd Sep '17 6:36:08 AM Erin582
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** "Black Like Monica" has Monica transformed into a Black woman to understand the struggle they go through. She then finds herself at the mercy of two Klansmen who are pursuing her with the intent of ''killing'' her. At one point, she is crouched behind a tree with both of them hot on her trail, crying and begging God to turn her back into a White woman. He does just in the nick of time as they find her.
** In the aforementioned "Netherlands" episode, after seeing a young girl and her mother walk into a building, Monica, Tess and Gloria watch as Andrew heads into the building, but not before he makes eye contact with the women and is clearly sad about what is about to occur. Then Gloria, who was told by her mentors what his title was, asks how many Angels of Death does is take to complete a job. They then notice that there are ''dozens'' of them going into the building. Whereas Gloria is still unaware of the gravity of the situation, Monica and Tess are [[OhCrap horrified]] at this scene and know exactly what is going to happen only seconds before the building explodes.
24th Feb '17 5:42:40 PM rjd1922
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* AwesomeMoments: The ChristmasMiracle of the episode with Randy Travis and his disabled brother features Monica taking the place of the resident LittlestCancerPatient as [[{{Irony}} the angel in the church Christmas play]], to fulfill ThePromise that her teddy bear would get to fly. The mechanism is weak and the rope old and can't hold her weight, so it breaks--and so to keep from having to 'kill' her current human form, Monica is forced to reveal herself in all her angelic glory. The end result, with the animals in the stable and the gifts of the Magi (and their costumes) becoming real, and the less-than-stellar organ and choir being augmented into full heavenly glory as they perform the Alleluia Chorus from Handel's "Messiah", is truly stunning. (The teddy bear? [[TearJerker It turns into the iconic dove]].)

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* AwesomeMoments: SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: The ChristmasMiracle of the episode with Randy Travis and his disabled brother features Monica taking the place of the resident LittlestCancerPatient as [[{{Irony}} the angel in the church Christmas play]], to fulfill ThePromise that her teddy bear would get to fly. The mechanism is weak and the rope old and can't hold her weight, so it breaks--and so to keep from having to 'kill' her current human form, Monica is forced to reveal herself in all her angelic glory. The end result, with the animals in the stable and the gifts of the Magi (and their costumes) becoming real, and the less-than-stellar organ and choir being augmented into full heavenly glory as they perform the Alleluia Chorus from Handel's "Messiah", is truly stunning. (The teddy bear? [[TearJerker It turns into the iconic dove]].)



* {{Glurge}}: Sending the message of God's love mixed with feel good sentimentality and sugary Glurge ain't exactly a good idea

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* {{Glurge}}: Sending the message of God's love mixed with feel good sentimentality and sugary Glurge ain't exactly a good ideaidea.
16th Oct '16 9:56:18 PM DrOO7
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** The show manages to please ''both'' sides of the abortion issue in an episode where a woman learns that her unborn child will be afflicted with Down's Syndrome. Her husband practically browbeats her into having an abortion, as he doesn't want a mentally disabled baby. While sitting in the doctor's office she comes to the realization that she wants the baby no matter what and walks out. When her husband tries to make her feel like a hypocrite, citing all the work she's done for abortion rights, she declares, "I'm still pro-choice. And I just made one. I'm having this baby."
22nd May '16 12:22:45 AM Silverblade2
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* EvilIsSexy: Kathleen and Monique.

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* %%* EvilIsSexy: Kathleen and Monique.



* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: If not in every single episode, then damn near it.

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* %%* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: If not in every single episode, then damn near it.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Some episodes
* SoBadItsGood: For some.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Sometimes.
* {{Tearjerker}}: Plenty.

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* %%* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Some episodes
* %%* SoBadItsGood: For some.
* %%* TastesLikeDiabetes: Sometimes.
* %%* {{Tearjerker}}: Plenty.



** Gloria, full stop. Monica also has her moments.

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** %%** Gloria, full stop. Monica also has her moments.



** At least half the characters on the show.

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** %%** At least half the characters on the show.
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