Charlie's Angels: Season 1, Episode 1

Angel with a Broken Wing (22 Sep. 2011)

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In the series reboot, we're introduced to three new angels: Abby Sampson, a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief: Kate Prince, a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ford D'Aprix ...
James Mackal
Roger Fisk
Anahi Artica ...
Young Gloria (as Anahi Artiga)
Bridget Wentworth
Annilie Hastey ...
Priscella Wentworth
Rodrigo's Bodyguard (as Jeff S. Chase)
Sarah Daniels


In the series reboot, we're introduced to three new angels: Abby Sampson, a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief: Kate Prince, a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiance; and Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. Things go horribly wrong with one of the angels' missions, and their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, persuades them to partner with Gloria's childhood friend, Eve, a street racer with a mysterious past. Written by ABC Publicity

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The Townsend Agency address, 1976 Ocean Drive, is a nod to the year the original series began. The first episode aired 21 March 1976. See more »


The last sweeping shot of 'Charlie's yacht' clearly shows the name of the yacht's true owner on the starboard side: 'Star Ship', a cruise line out of Tampa, Florida, not Miami. See more »


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Slick updating of a classic TV series
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The thing about this 2011 TV series that possibly alienated a lot of fans of the original show is that it feels, at least in this pilot episode, more like a remake of "Alias" (a high-tech spy show) rather than a remake of "Charlie's Angels" (a low-key detective show). And there is a big plot "surprise" that is hardly a surprise - it's practically given away even in the opening credits! Not to mention that it's hard for us to feel a sense of loss about a character we only meet in two short scenes. On the other hand, I was impressed by the fight choreography (also very "Alias"-like), which makes Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh (no complaints about this casting!) come across as actual combat experts, without going as over-the-top as the two theatrical films of 2000 and 2003. And there ARE some nods to the original series: familiar notes on the score, the Bosley-lookalike (before the new, younger, battle-ready Bosley is revealed), and the 1976 Ocean Drive sign. *** out of 4.

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