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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Complete series cast summary:
 Angel / ... (111 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (101 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Charles Gunn (91 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Cordelia Chase (92 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Lorne (76 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Winifred Burkle / ... (70 episodes, 2001-2004)


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)  »

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Angel: The Series  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


When Joss Whedon appeared as Numfar in the Pylean arc, it was kept top secret. The only ones that knew it was him were David Greenwalt, Tim Minear, David Boreanaz, and a few key makeup people. See more »


A goof seen in archive footage from Angel: City of... 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. See more »


Allen Doyle: [phone rings, Doyle answers] Angel Investigations. We hope you're helpless.
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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 »


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(Opening Theme Song)
Performed by Darling Violetta
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A spin-off from a show based on a B-movie...
19 July 2000 | by (Storrs, CT) – See all my reviews

With that in mind, this is an excellent show. While I do not feel that Angel has necessarily bested Forever Knight yet, I think that it very well might. The show manages to balance the fearsomeness of the supernatural undertones with a certain exuberance and delight that I am definitely impressed with. The show can be truly funny.

Angel is not a typical horror show, as it deals much more with human relations than it deals with the supernatural. And it deals with human relations in a much more mature and intelligent manner than most so-called dramas on TV. I must admit that I was skeptical when I heard all the praise being heaped on this show by critics before it started, but they were right. Between Angel and Buffy, I don't really think that any other network touches the WB for pure creative output.

I am impressed with the direction that this station has taken, and hope that they continue in the future.

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