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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Boreanaz ...  Angel / ... 111 episodes, 1999-2004
Alexis Denisof ...  Wesley Wyndam-Pryce 101 episodes, 1999-2004
J. August Richards ...  Charles Gunn 91 episodes, 2000-2004
Charisma Carpenter ...  Cordelia Chase 92 episodes, 1999-2004
Andy Hallett ...  Lorne 76 episodes, 2000-2004
Amy Acker ...  Winifred Burkle / ... 70 episodes, 2001-2004
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel: The Series See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Liam/Angel was born in 1727, and turned into a vampire in 1753, as established in Angel: The Prodigal (2000), and he counts 1753 as his birth year. Although he spent one hundred years in a hell dimension due to Buffy's actions in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming: Part 2 (1998), he does not count those years as part of his lifespan, and told Cordelia in Angel: Dear Boy (2000) that he was 247. Allowing for aging, he is 251 years old at the series end. 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 »

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Fred: [to Wes in a dream] Don't you understand that I'm gone?
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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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The R1 and R2-UK DVDs of season 2 are presented in widescreen (16:9), whereas the television broadcasts were not. They show an open matte image, which shows more on the left and the right side but sometimes even show crewmembers or other things that were not meant to be seen. They 4:3 framing is the one intended to be seen. See more »

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Angel
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Will Not Fade Away
12 January 2005 | by ecwjediSee 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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