This really is the archetypal 'feel good' programme. The scenarios differ considerably as Jonathan Smith, a trainee angel, is directed to various situations where wrongs need to be put right and injustice corrected. It is neither very edgy or demanding viewing as the viewer is in no real doubt that good will triumph in the end, but really that is the charm of the whole scenario. This may all sound rather twee, but in fact it works very well indeed and it is not surprising that Highway to Heaven ran to five seasons and no less than 111 episodes.
Michael Landon, who stars as Jonathan, also wrote and produced Highway to Heaven. In the first episode he meets up with his co star, Mark, played by Victor French and obtains the divine go ahead to take him as his partner in his work. These two make for an excellent combination and much of the success of this show is down the chemistry between them. Jonathan tends to think the best of people and is somewhat idealistic, whilst Mark makes an excellent foil to him, as he is much more pragmatic and sceptical about the motives of the characters they come across.
The only somewhat disappointing aspect of this set is that both the sound track and the quality of the film leave something to be desired, particularly as most of us are used to viewing in HD quality these days. However, I have give my rating based on the content rather than these technical issues which add a certain vintage quality to this DVD.