"If the sight of the
blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of
nature have a message
that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." ~~ Eleanora Duse
Big news! Of
course, some of you already know it but that doesn't make it any
less exciting! It's been 4 years, 5 months, and 2 days
since Touched's fourth season (well, the second half) came out on
DVD. We've been waiting a long time for Season 5
and... The wait is nearly over! On July 24th, Season
5 will be released in its entirely on DVD! Check your
favorite online merchants for pre-order opportunities or be
ready to storm the nearest brick and mortar store. :-)
So... this newsletter
serves as a celebration of TBAA's 5th season. Enjoy!
It's shorter than usual cause I've been completely wired since
the news broke so sitting at the puter for long periods ain't
God bless, Jenni
Top Twenty Reasons I'm Excited for
the Fifth Season DVDs!!!
(because ten was too few!)
20. I was
able to send Paramount Home Video a thank you email as opposed
to a desperate-sounding plea. :-)
19. Now we can start praying and writing letters/emails
about Season 6. Yay!!! Hope!
18. If ya buy from a brick and mortar store,
you might have the opportunity to visit with the cashier or
fellow shoppers about the awesomeness that is Andrew and TBAA
and lovely, lovely John. I'm looking forward to it!!!
Andrew in that lovely field from "I Do" is gonna look even
more devastatingly handsome when the colors really pop on
16. We can watch "Beautiful Dreamer" over and
over and over again!!! Love those sideburns!
15. I'll be able to see the first few seconds of
"Vengeance is Mine" for the first time in a good long time
since my VCR malfunctioned back when it first aired.
Yes, I know it's just a few seconds but John's in those few
14. We'll be able to watch John's hair grow out in
digital quality. :-)
13. When I peruse my DVD collection, it'll be another
opportunity to see John's lovely, lovely face. This is
especially true since the cover art shows all three of the
leads on the spine. Yay!!!!!
12. I can re-do the 5th season on the TBAA
Photo Gallery so I'll never, ever again have to
PhotoShop out a ridiculous Hallmark logo whenever I want to
use a Season 5 photo. Take that, stupid dancing turkey
logo!!! You woulda annoyed even Adam!
11. Andrew and baby Lily!!! In
crystal-clear quality!!! Sans logo! (Okay, can ya
tell I'm really irritated by Hallmark's logos? I mean
seriously... They're honking sometimes!)
10. Frankly, I'm just happy with the idea that the TBAA
Photo Gallery isn't really done. I mean I liked having
that feeling of completeness and it does take a lot of time
but... I missed working on it. And it made me reluctant
to start (and then finish) new galleries. Cause I just
don't wanna be done with the entire Photo Gallery. Now I
feel better about it! I'm sure by July 24th, I'll add at
least a couple other galleries for John's projects cause now I
feel less torn.
9. I'll no longer have to feel paranoid about
the VHSes I've had since 1998 breaking in the VCR.
You'll all no longer have to worry about reading a
psycho-sounding newsletter in which I rail at my VCR and
bemoan an ancient VHS.
8. No more having to wonder about if any scenes
were cut by Hallmark. It'll all be there! Like...
7. One scene we'll all be able to enjoy again is
Andrew's touching visit with Haley in "On Edge."
6. Come July 24th, everyone can see Andrew
hitch-hiking in "Fool for Love" again! Doesn't matter
that THC cut it! Doesn't matter that it's super
brief! Who doesn't love day-dreaming about a
hitch-hiking Andrew and how you might pass him and then you
could pick him up and ride off into the sunset and live out
your days on the beach in a cabin with him and your two
adopted children, Moonbeam and Starshine, and...
Wait... I think that's my Doc Hock hitch-hiking day
dream. Oops. Moving on...
5. You'll all get the opportunity to talk me down
(again!) when I freak out and start screaming at Monica after
she kicks dirt on Andrew in "Only Connect." Okay, so
that may be the only reason you're all dreading the days
following July 24th. But it'll be a nice release for
me. ;-) Monica's clearly a brat and a jerk (at
least sometimes...) and needs anger management classes, by the
4. Okay, a serious one. After recently purchasing
The Perfect Weapon
which was the only John film that's been released that I did
not yet own, I got sad thinking that it was quite possible I
could never again ask for a John project for my birthday or
Christmas... something I've done quite often. Well, July
24th is my birthday. And guess what I'll be asking
3. All right, another serious one... I think the
biggest reason I'm most happy about this is because it means a
return to hope. I have to admit that I'd pretty well
given up hope on the rest of TBAA coming out. Now not
only do I know that S5 is coming, I'm also hopeful that S6
will follow. And I love having that feeling back and
seeing hope come alive again in my friends.
2. Or maybe the biggest reason, for me, is
that I see this DVD release as proof that in an entertainment
culture dominated by vampires and battles to the death and
explosions and crude humor... there is still a place for
1. Okay, I lied. I think the actual
biggest reason I'm excited about this release is because it's
another opportunity for John's dream to come true. When
the series was ending, he talked about how children would
learn about God's love from TBAA for years and years to
come. Now there will be even greater chance of that
happening. I really believe this release may snag new
fans or re-awaken old ones. And they'll pop in a DVD and
hear that voice we love so much say "God loves you."
newsletter is dedicated to John's work in Season 5 of TBAA,
naturally. He made us laugh as he coped with the
directionally challenged Phil in "Family Business." He
made us cry with that ancient line with so much significance
behind it in "Psalm 151." And if you're like me, he made
you really, really want a time machine in "Beautiful Dreamer"
cause Angel Boy needed a hug! I am so looking forward to
once again watching all the Season 5 episodes and remembering
why, as a junior in high school, I carried John's photo in my
purse every day. Perhaps second only to 2011-12, 1998-99
was when I needed John the most. And, through TBAA, he was
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on this page are
from "Touched by an Angel" and owned by CBS Productions,
Caroline Productions, and Moon Water Productions. They are
not being used to seek profit.)