Highway to Heaven

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Michael Landon takes morals to a higher power.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Most episodes are good.

Most of the episodes are good but I seen a few that left me rather confused as to what I had just watched. I watched one episode about a Neo-Nazi raising his 12 year old to hate the "Jews" and after killing one Jewish youth which causes the youths halocaust survivor father to be hospitalized it shows the Neo-Nazi's son cheering about killing 2 for 1. And while it portrays this in a negative light, the Neo-Nazi winds braindead and on life support and his wife is encouraged by the angel to pull the plug so the Jewish man can have the Neo-Nazi's heart because he needs a transplant. The wife seems too eager to pull the plug and even the domestic abuse that it shows that she went through just doesn't feel quite right. Other than that it's a good show but there's a few that are just weird.
age 8+

My Primary school kids were hooked

A very pleasant surprise of a show, with old fashioned values, some heavy hitting issues, slow moving, that grips you gradually. I thought my kids might find it boring but they have been hooked and love the human drama and dilemma side of it. The emphasis on kindness, compassion and loving your fellow human is refreshing and delightful and there is plenty of scope for discussion during and afterward (we often have to press pause to discuss mid show) and lots of tear jerking moments (for Mum). The faith based bits are handled well for both people of faith and those without. A lovely show that leaves a 'great taste in your mouth' afterward.

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