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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 Charles Gunn (91 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Cordelia Chase (92 episodes, 1999-2004)
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 Lorne (76 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Winifred 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. See more »


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5 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Angel: The Series  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The WB's announcement that it was canceling the show came at a time when it was rated second only to Smallville (2001) among 18-to-34-year-olds. Earlier in the same month, WB's weekly ratings release revealed that "Angel" had earned "outstanding year-to-year gains" among demographic groups. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Illyria: Would you like me to lie to you now?
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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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Referenced in Bones: The Girl with the Curl (2006) See more »

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Angel
(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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