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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?


David Boreanaz (Angel) is the only actor to appear in all 110 episodes of the series. In second place is Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Price), who appeared in 100 episodes. 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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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »


(Opening Theme Song)
Performed by Darling Violetta
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User Reviews

Will Not Fade Away
12 January 2005 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Angel is a show that is going to live forever because it never gave in and changed itself around in order to be more friendly for the masses. I have no intention of giving each season or episode a number evaluation as I feel the entire body of the show is whats important. Well thought out story arcs were the norm in this amazingly diverse world inhabited by the most fleshed out characters on any TV show. A perfect example of this is the character Wesley who started as the comedic sidekick and slowly, over the seasons, transformed into a certifiable bad-ass without ever coming across as forced. Angel never treated the view like an idiot, never wrapped everything up in a nice little package after every show only to forget about the previous events in the next episode. Angel also never got stale, in part because it was cancelled in its prime by the WB for no solid reason as it was one of the highest rated shows on the network. Every season seemed to get a little better with the fifth, and final, season being the best, in my humble opinion. The show has become like an old friend to me which I can visit from time to time to remember what TV should strive to be like and to see an example of great story telling. In a time when TV is turning into a wasteland of trends and shows that do nothing but recycle, Angel was a bright spot which has sadly gone out. Buy the DVDs and let the show live forever as most of what else is on TV is already dead.

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