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Complete Angel reviews: In the dark

2 June 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

With BBC2 making a big success of screening Buffy The Vampire Slayer on British terrestrial TV in the late 1990s and early Noughties, Channel 4 promptly snapped up the rights for its spin-off show, Angel. Friday teatimes would now be enlivened by the antics of Angel and his newly assembled Fang Gang, fighting the good fight in La.

There was one little problem, though. While Buffy was generally geared towards a family audience (and even then, notable cuts for violence, language and sexual references were made on a frequent basis to meet watershed rules), Angel wasn't so much. The spin-off show was, by and large, tailor made for a more grown-up audience, with its uncompromising violence and darker, adult themes. So poor old C4 had initially made a meal of the supposedly vaunted 6pm TV slot. Some of the stuff wasn't really geared towards the youngsters who might have tuned in out of curiosity, »

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