TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Comedy Central's program "The Daily Show" aired a segment about Russian crackdowns on gay rights activists before and during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones interviewed one of the few gay rights activists he could find in Sochi and asked her, "are you hopeful that Russia can change?" Her response was: "I have to hope, because otherwise it's too depressive....I really do it just to not be ashamed of me, of my way of living. I want to look at the eyes of my children and my grandchildren, and say, I did all I could. As a quote from your--from an American TV show--it's called 'Angel'--there is a wonderful phrase there: 'If nothing we do matters all that matters is what we do.'" This line comes from the episode "Epiphany," during the scene when Angel is telling Kate about his recent realizations about how to help ease suffering in the world.
There are three things I don't do: tan, date and sing in public
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.
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.
The R1 and R2-UK DVDs of season 2 are presented in widescreen (16:9), whereas the television broadcasts were not. They show an open matte image, which shows more on the left and the right side but sometimes even show crewmembers or other things that were not meant to be seen. They 4:3 framing is the one intended to be seen.