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Angel 

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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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2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999  
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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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USA

Language:

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 »

Quotes

Angel: I saw her, I'm not crazy.
Wes: Who?
Angel: Darla
Wes: Where?
Angel: Right between the clowns and the big talking hot dog.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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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Fresh blood...
26 January 2002 | by RioterSee all my reviews

When Angel (David Boreanaz) left Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for good in 1999, there was some concern over whether or not he'd be able to carry his own show. Certainly, the tortured vampire is a powerful character, but he seemed dependent on Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) presence, and the supporting cast seemed to be made up of the fat trimmed off Buffy: TVS after the end of the high school years.

Now, as Angel: The Series is in its third season, and Buffy: TVS in its sixth, those concerns seem unfounded. Angel is now, arguably superior, though it lacks the audience of the original show. The supporting cast has been fleshed out, most notably in the case of Cordelia Chase. (Charisma Carpenter) Once a snobby, Sunnydale rich girl, the Los Angeles years have turned Cordelia into a genuine, loving person. Angel and Cordelia are joined by Wesley Wyndham-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), a fallen Watcher, and another Buffy alum, Charles Gunn (J. August Richards) a vampire-hunting former gang member, and alternate-dimension refugee Fred Burkle (Amy Acker).

While it seems the original series is showing its age, Angel has been in high gear for nearly three complete seasons. The show lacks the goofy humor of Buffy, instead opting for a darker tone, as the characters strive for redemption and direction in a city that seems to encourage neither. Now that Buffy has moved away from the WB, fans have to go out of their way to continue to watch Angel. Do so, because it is certainly worth the effort.


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