First Aired: October 5, 1999 on the WB
Starring: David Boreanaz as Angel, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase, Glenn Quinn as Allen Francis Doyle, Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, J. August Richards as Charles Gunn, Amy Acker as Winifred “Fred” Burkle/Illyria, Vincent Kartheiser as Connor, Andy Hallett as Lorne, James Marsters as Spike, and Mercedes McNab as Harmony Kendall.
Angel TV Show is a spin-off of the popular TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The vampire Angel is seeking redemption from the many terrible crimes committed in his past. He he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy) to Los Angeles, where he helps the weak by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them. Angel deals with human relations in a mature and intelligent manner, which contributes to it’s loyal fan base.
Pop Matters Angel (David Boreanaz) is grumpy by tv hero standards. And no wonder. He’s a vampire with his soul restored, which means that he’s condemned not only to an eternity of general pain and blood-craving, but also to an eternity of guilt, for the lives he’s taken during his centuries of soulless bloodsucking. Cynthia Fuchs
DVD Journal It’s the way the world of television works: Take a phenomenally popular TV show ﾗ in this case, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ﾗ and create another show featuring one of the main characters. The results are often embarrassing. But sometimes, as with Joss Whedon’s spin-off Angel, the result is arguably better than the original product. Dawn Taylor
DVD Verdict Any fantasy or scifi show runs into a specific conundrum: “How can we get a human element out of the freakish or far out?” And Angel seemed able to provide that in spades. It began to comment on humanity as well as it did on vampires and lawyers who lived outside the human race. How gleefully fun that is! Two evil soulless creatures locked in a death matchﾅlawyer versus vampire! But, dang it, the show made me feel for both. Cullum’s Dossier
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