Angel: Season 1, Episode 1

City of... (5 Oct. 1999)

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After Angel has left Sunnydale he comes to LA. He finds out that LA is not only about stars and money. When he meets Doyle and Cordelia they decide to start a service to "protect the helpless".

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After Angel has left Sunnydale he comes to LA. He finds out that LA is not only about stars and money. When he meets Doyle and Cordelia they decide to start a service to "protect the helpless".

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David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon say in the DVD commentary that the scene of Angel slipping off the bar stool and walking through the bar with the overhead shot of the ceiling fans was inspired by John Woo films. See more »

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When Russell and Cordelia are talking in his mansion a close up shot shows his hair at a shorter length, but when they go to a farther shot it's longer again. See more »

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[looking at a candid film reel with Cordelia in it]
Russell Winters: Who is she? I've never seen her before. She's beautiful. I want her.
Lindsey McDonald: Should I alert the firm to inform them that this could constitute another "long-term investment"?
Russell Winters: No, I don't think that's necessary. I just want something to eat.
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LA Is The City Of ANGELs
31 October 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

After Angel has left Sunnydale he comes to LA. He finds out that LA is not only about stars and money. When he meets Doyle and Cordelia they decide to start a service to "protect the helpless". Before BtVS I Went To Check Out Angel Because I Heared It Was One Of The Few Spin-Off's That Are Better Than The Original...& After Seeing Angel Seasons 1, 2, 3 & Most Of 5 & A Little Of Season 4 & Buffy Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & The First 7 Episodes & The Last Episode Of Season 7 I Agree. Angel Is One Of Those Spin-Off's That You Don't Have To Watch The Original To Get It But If You Do Watch The Original It Would Be A Better Series. I Also Liked Doyle Replacing Whistler Because It Would Be One Of The Other Spin-Offs Where You Have To Watch The Original To Understand It. Angel To Be Honest Was My Favourite Character Of Buffy So When He Left I Had To Find Someone Else & I Chose Spike Who Came In Season 5 As A Main Cast Member. This Is Simply The Best Pilot I Have Ever Seen The Follow Up Is HIMYM Pilot. The Introduction To Wolfram & Hart Is Straight Forward & Simple & When I First Saw This I Wasn't A Cordelia Fan But I Grew To Like Her & This Was The First Time I Ever Saw David Boreanaz In A Role & He Became My Favourite Actor Within Minutes & Glenn Quinn Amazed Me As Doyle. All In All An Amazing Pilot.


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