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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Angel / ... (111 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (101 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Cordelia Chase (92 episodes, 1999-2004)
 Charles Gunn (91 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Lorne (76 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Winifred 'Fred' 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 <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel: The Series  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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(110 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the show's first season, whenever Cordelia would answer the phone at Angel Investigations, she would say, "We help the hopeless." That line was later changed to "We help the helpless." 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 »


Fred: [to Wes in a dream] Don't you understand that I'm gone?
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Featured in 'Angel': Season 3 Overview (2004) See more »


(Opening Theme Song)
Performed by Darling Violetta
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User Reviews

Angel is the best show ever!!!
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When the show premiered back in 1999 fans were introduced to a show that was dark, edgy, intelligent, and just plain awesome in all the ways that a television show should be. Angel was not just an hour of entertainment, it was something that made your life better when you watched it. And in the course of half a decade the show presented brilliant characters, extraordinary stories, amazing dialogue, and last but not least, possibly the best show ever to hit television. It was for all these reasons that its loss left many fans heartbroken.

But if there was one thing that Angel made perfectly clear it is that the fight never ends. The story of the tortured vampire with a soul, Angel, unfortunately did not meet its end, since the evil WB took it off the air. So the rest of the life, or unlife, as I should say, of the infamous vampire with the soul was left up to the fans to finish the story of Angel in any way that they liked.

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