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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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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 <>

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Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel: The Series  »


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

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


To get the fifth season green-lit, the WB asked that Joss Whedon came back to run the show full time, and that the season itself wasn't as dark and concentrated as season four, but more self-conclusive and "villain of the week" style like the first seasons. See more »


For a large portion of season 5 Spike is incorporeal. He is not meant to be able to interact with physical objects, and is seen passing through people and walls. However as is the case in most scenarios of this nature, he is inexplicably able to sit in chairs or occasionally interact with larger set pieces. See more »


Angel: Fight the good fight, whichever way you can
Allen Doyle: Tell you what. You fight, and I'll keep score.
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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. See more »


Referenced in Bones: The Mastodon in the Room (2010) See more »


(Opening Theme Song)
Performed by Darling Violetta
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I love this show one of the best I have seen in a long time
20 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

You could say we have Buffy to thank for Angel having his own show and you would be right there. But that's where it stops cause since the start of the show it was been nothing like Buffy. Don't get me wrong I am not bashing on Buffy I love that show also but when I comes down to it I would watch Angel over Buffy. However Did like how in season one and through almost all five seasons they tied some shows together with each other.Which made you want to watch both shows even more. this comment may not be that helpful to most but that's okay you'll just have to buy the seasons and see what I am talking about and believe me they are worth every dollar

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