Angel (1999–2004)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, Fantasy


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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.


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Creators:

David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon

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12 January 2005 | ecwjedi
10
| Will Not Fade Away
Angel is a show that is going to live forever because it never gave in and changed itself around in order to be more friendly for the masses. I have no intention of giving each season or episode a number evaluation as I feel the entire body of the show is whats important. Well thought out story arcs were the norm in this amazingly diverse world inhabited by the most fleshed out characters on any TV show. A perfect example of this is the character Wesley who started as the comedic sidekick and slowly, over the seasons, transformed into a certifiable bad-ass without ever coming across as forced. Angel never treated the view like an idiot, never wrapped everything up in a nice little package after every show only to forget about the previous events in the next episode. Angel also never got stale, in part because it was cancelled in its prime by the WB for no solid reason as it was one of the highest rated shows on the network. Every season seemed to get a little better with the fifth, and final, season being the best, in my humble opinion. The show has become like an old friend to me which I can visit from time to time to remember what TV should strive to be like and to see an example of great story telling. In a time when TV is turning into a wasteland of trends and shows that do nothing but recycle, Angel was a bright spot which has sadly gone out. Buy the DVDs and let the show live forever as most of what else is on TV is already dead.

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Trivia

The character played by Julia Lee, who first appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me (1997) as the self-named "Chanterelle," reappeared under several different names over the runs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999). At the start of her next appearance on "Buffy" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anne (1998) she had changed her name to Lily; during that episode, she states she had once joined a cult that had renamed her "Sister Sunshine;" and at the end of the episode, Buffy gives her both a job and her newest sobriquet, "Anne" (Buffy's real middle name). By the time the character first appears on "Angel," she has kept "Anne" as her first name and added the last name "Steele" to it. Although it is never mentioned on-screen, the original teleplay for "Lie to Me" indicated that her original name was Joan (which is also the name that Buffy chooses for herself when she has amnesia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tabula Rasa (2001).


Quotes

Angel: You never know your strength until you're tested.


Goofs

A goof seen in archive footage from Angel: City of... (1999) that appears in the opening credits of every episode is when Angel is walking down an alley. In a puddle of water you can see his reflection. Though originally a mistake, they choose to take it through the whole show, as a symbol of his soul.


Crazy Credits

During the first seconds of the opening credits, the red rim of a chalice in the background forms the shape of a halo over the name ANGEL.


Alternate Versions

Two deleted scenes appear on the Season 3 DVDs. The first is a segment from Cordelia's fantasy sitcom 'Cordy' from the episode 'Birthday' and the second is a hilarous sequence where Wesley has a fantasy about Fred and himself doing ballet from the episode 'Waiting In The Wings'


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Angel
(Opening Theme Song)
Performed by
Darling Violetta

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Genres

Action | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller

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