Angel (1999–2004)

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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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 Angel / ... (111 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (101 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Cordelia Chase (92 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Charles Gunn (91 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Lorne (76 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Winifred 'Fred' Burkle / ... (70 episodes, 2001-2004)
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The vampire Angelus, now known as Angel, has a human soul, but committed terrible crimes in the past. Seeking forgiveness and trying to redeem himself, he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy Summers, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to Los Angeles, where he helps the downtrodden by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Live fast. Die never.


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5 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(110 episodes)

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Trivia

Christian Kane (Lindsey) originally auditioned for the role of Riley Finn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Show creator Joss Whedon liked Kane so much that he asked him to play the character of Lindsey instead. See more »

Goofs

Angel has stated that he doesn't breathe (being a vampire), but he's often seen being out of breath. See more »

Quotes

Allen Doyle: [phone rings, Doyle answers] Angel Investigations. We hope you're helpless.
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »

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Angel
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When Angel (David Boreanaz) left Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for good in 1999, there was some concern over whether or not he'd be able to carry his own show. Certainly, the tortured vampire is a powerful character, but he seemed dependent on Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) presence, and the supporting cast seemed to be made up of the fat trimmed off Buffy: TVS after the end of the high school years.

Now, as Angel: The Series is in its third season, and Buffy: TVS in its sixth, those concerns seem unfounded. Angel is now, arguably superior, though it lacks the audience of the original show. The supporting cast has been fleshed out, most notably in the case of Cordelia Chase. (Charisma Carpenter) Once a snobby, Sunnydale rich girl, the Los Angeles years have turned Cordelia into a genuine, loving person. Angel and Cordelia are joined by Wesley Wyndham-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), a fallen Watcher, and another Buffy alum, Charles Gunn (J. August Richards) a vampire-hunting former gang member, and alternate-dimension refugee Fred Burkle (Amy Acker).

While it seems the original series is showing its age, Angel has been in high gear for nearly three complete seasons. The show lacks the goofy humor of Buffy, instead opting for a darker tone, as the characters strive for redemption and direction in a city that seems to encourage neither. Now that Buffy has moved away from the WB, fans have to go out of their way to continue to watch Angel. Do so, because it is certainly worth the effort.


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