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