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''Angel'', a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part melodrama, part FantasticNoir, with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.

The eponymous hero, Angel, is a troubled man who can't accept the bottom line on vampirism. (Killing people is in the job description.) A gypsy curse gave Angel his soul back -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the lives he's taken. On ''Buffy'', Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left to pursue redemption on his own. He soon cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed a detective agency to battle the forces of evil. [[EvilInc And their lawyers.]]

Over the course of its run, the show experimented with MonsterOfTheWeek episodes laced with a hard-boiled, Sin City atmosphere, but later jettisoned it for something more akin to UrbanFantasy. The overarching plot became a meditation on the nature of good and evil, with Angel serving as an enigma on both sides. Much like ''Buffy'', ''Angel'' switched directions on a semi-regular basis; by the fifth season, of the original starring cast of three, only David Boreanaz as the title character remained. That being said, several ''Buffy'' alumni wound up migrating to ''Angel'', totaling out at five by series' end. (Not counting numerous [[CrossOver crossovers]] within the '[[SeriesFranchise verse]].)

Despite its arc-driven and [[ContinuityLockOut not-especially-accessible]] nature, ''Angel'' nevertheless gained a devoted following that included numerous high-profile television critics. While the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers. If you measure the ''uninterrupted'' 110 episode run of ''Angel'' against Whedon's other shows, it is actually one of his strongest, something [[MagnumOpusDissonance which surprised Joss himself.]]

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''Angel'', a SpinOff [[SpinOff spin-off]] of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', was co-created by Creator/JossWhedon and David Greenwalt. The show ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part melodrama, part FantasticNoir, with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years seasons on [[Creator/TheWB WB]] (1999-2004) but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.

The eponymous hero, Angel, Angel (Creator/DavidBoreanaz) is a troubled man who can't accept the bottom line on vampirism. (Killing people is in the job description.) ) A gypsy curse [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire gave Angel him his soul back back]] -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the lives he's taken. On ''Buffy'', he took. With the Slayer's help, Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left to pursue redemption on his own. He soon own. Along with other ''Buffy'' alumni, he cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed a detective agency to battle fight the forces of evil. evil... [[EvilInc And and their lawyers.]]

The premise of Angel in a spinoff was shaky at first, considering that the themes in ''Buffy'' are more universal. Not everyone can relate to trying to single-handedly clean up a major city, and the regulars were a bit one-dimensional in the ''Buffy'' years. Many of them would later become major characters on their own: Joss stated that he wished he could've shown Buffy's progression from ditsy cheerleader to warrior woman, but later realized they already had it with Cordy (Creator/CharismaCarpenter) on ''Angel''.

Over the course of its run, next five years, the show experimented with MonsterOfTheWeek episodes laced with a [[OccultDetective hard-boiled, Sin City atmosphere, atmosphere]], but later jettisoned it for something more akin closer to UrbanFantasy. The overarching plot became a meditation on the nature of good and evil, with Angel serving as an enigma on both sides. Much {{urban fantasy}}. This means that if you don't like ''Buffy'', ''Angel'' switched directions on the show as it is, there will be a semi-regular basis; new premise, location, and cast next year. At the end of the first season, Joss [[TrashTheSet blew up the central location]] (never to be seen again); and by the fifth season, of the original starring cast of three, only David Boreanaz as the title character remained. That being said, several ''Buffy'' alumni wound up migrating remained. But like ''Buffy'', it proved to ''Angel'', totaling out at five by series' end. (Not counting numerous [[CrossOver crossovers]] within the '[[SeriesFranchise verse]].)

Despite its arc-driven
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the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, [[GrandFinale grand finale]], one which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers. If you measure the ''uninterrupted'' 110 episode run of ''Angel'' against Whedon's other shows, it is actually one of his strongest, something [[MagnumOpusDissonance which surprised Joss himself.]]
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!!Spiritual successors and spin-offs



Angel's adventures continued in a comic named "Angel: After The Fall," published by IDW. Its tropes can be found [[ComicBook/AngelIDW here]], though that page is a work in progress. Creator/DarkHorseComics currently publishes the latest continuation, an ongoing series with Faith called ''ComicBook/AngelAndFaith''.

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Angel's adventures continued in a comic named "Angel: ''Angel: After The Fall," Fall,'' published by IDW. Its tropes can be found [[ComicBook/AngelIDW here]], though that page is a work in progress. Creator/DarkHorseComics currently publishes the latest continuation, an ongoing series with Faith (Creator/ElizaDushku) called ''ComicBook/AngelAndFaith''.
18th Dec '16 7:30:44 AM MrFebreze
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'''''Angel''''', a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part horror, part melodrama, part [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.

The show stars around the eponymous vampire who had a curse placed on him by Gypsies centuries ago. The curse gave Angel his human soul back -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the suffering he caused. On ''Buffy'', Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left Sunnydale to pursue redemption on his own. He soon cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed an OccultDetective agency to help him as he confronted the forces of evil. [[EvilInc And their lawyers.]]

Over the course of its run, the show experimented with MonsterOfTheWeek episodes laced with a [[CityNoir hard-boiled, Sin City]] atmosphere, but later jettisoned it for something more akin to UrbanFantasy mixed with AncientConspiracy. The overarching plot became a meditation on the nature of good and evil, with Angel serving as an enigma on both sides. Much like ''Buffy'', ''Angel'' switched directions on a semi-regular basis; by the fifth season, of the original starring cast of three, only David Boreanaz as the title character remained. That being said, several ''Buffy'' alumni wound up migrating to ''Angel'', totaling out at five by series' end (not counting numerous [[CrossOver crossovers]] within the '[[SeriesFranchise verse]]).

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'''''Angel''''', ''Angel'', a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part horror, part melodrama, part [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], FantasticNoir, with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.

The show stars around the eponymous vampire hero, Angel, is a troubled man who had a curse placed can't accept the bottom line on him by Gypsies centuries ago. The vampirism. (Killing people is in the job description.) A gypsy curse gave Angel his human soul back -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the suffering he caused. lives he's taken. On ''Buffy'', Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left Sunnydale to pursue redemption on his own. He soon cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed an OccultDetective a detective agency to help him as he confronted battle the forces of evil. [[EvilInc And their lawyers.]]

Over the course of its run, the show experimented with MonsterOfTheWeek episodes laced with a [[CityNoir hard-boiled, Sin City]] City atmosphere, but later jettisoned it for something more akin to UrbanFantasy mixed with AncientConspiracy.UrbanFantasy. The overarching plot became a meditation on the nature of good and evil, with Angel serving as an enigma on both sides. Much like ''Buffy'', ''Angel'' switched directions on a semi-regular basis; by the fifth season, of the original starring cast of three, only David Boreanaz as the title character remained. That being said, several ''Buffy'' alumni wound up migrating to ''Angel'', totaling out at five by series' end (not end. (Not counting numerous [[CrossOver crossovers]] within the '[[SeriesFranchise verse]]).
verse]].)
15th Aug '16 2:09:50 PM htuttle
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''Angel'', a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part horror, part melodrama, part [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.

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''Angel'', '''''Angel''''', a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ran for five seasons on the WB Network (1999-2004). Part horror, part melodrama, part [[FilmNoir neo-noir]], with a helping of comedy (a given for [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]]), ''Angel'' ran for a respectable five years but never quite escaped the shadow of its parent show.
15th Jun '16 11:42:39 AM DevinMeenan
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The show stars around the eponymous vampire who had a curse placed on him by Gypsies centuries ago. The curse gave Angel his human soul back -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the misery he caused. On ''Buffy'', Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left Sunnydale to pursue redemption on his own. He soon cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed an OccultDetective agency to help him as he confronted the forces of evil. [[EvilInc And their lawyers.]]

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The show stars around the eponymous vampire who had a curse placed on him by Gypsies centuries ago. The curse gave Angel his human soul back -- along with two centuries' worth of guilt for all the misery suffering he caused. On ''Buffy'', Angel learned he could make amends for said crimes and left Sunnydale to pursue redemption on his own. He soon cobbled together his own WestCoastTeam (albeit on the [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles same coast]]) and formed an OccultDetective agency to help him as he confronted the forces of evil. [[EvilInc And their lawyers.]]



-->''Angel Investigations, [[{{Spoonerism}} we hope you're helpless!]]''

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-->''Angel Investigations, [[{{Spoonerism}} we hope you're helpless!]]''
26th Dec '15 4:40:19 AM eroock
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-->--'''Lindsey''', "Not Fade Away"

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-->--'''Lindsey''', -->-- '''Lindsey''', "Not Fade Away"
25th Oct '15 4:57:24 PM hamonrye
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Despite its arc-driven and [[ContinuityLockOut not-especially-accessible]] nature, ''Angel'' nevertheless gained a devoted following that included numerous high-profile television critics. While the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers. Since then, the show is usually considered one of Joss's strongest shows.

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Despite its arc-driven and [[ContinuityLockOut not-especially-accessible]] nature, ''Angel'' nevertheless gained a devoted following that included numerous high-profile television critics. While the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers. Since then, If you measure the show ''uninterrupted'' 110 episode run of ''Angel'' against Whedon's other shows, it is usually considered actually one of Joss's strongest shows.
his strongest, something [[MagnumOpusDissonance which surprised Joss himself.]]
4th Sep '15 4:58:01 PM GoneRampant
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Despite its arc-driven and [[ContinuityLockOut not-especially-accessible]] nature, ''Angel'' nevertheless gained a devoted following that included numerous high-profile television critics. While the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers.

to:

Despite its arc-driven and [[ContinuityLockOut not-especially-accessible]] nature, ''Angel'' nevertheless gained a devoted following that included numerous high-profile television critics. While the network cancelled the show abruptly during its fifth season, Joss and Creator/MutantEnemy still had enough time to put together a GrandFinale, which ended up topping the ''Buffy'' finale in terms of viewers.
viewers. Since then, the show is usually considered one of Joss's strongest shows.
1st Aug '15 8:56:17 AM randomguy399
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Angel's adventures continued in a comic named "Angel: After The Fall," published by IDW. Its tropes can be found [[ComicBook/AngelIDW here]], though that page is a work in progress. Creator/DarkHorseComics currently publishes the latest continuation, an ongoing series with Faith called ''Angel and Faith''.

''NOTE: You can find tropes relating to the comic series ''Angel and Faith'' on the ''Buffy'' page, as that series plays an integral role within "Season Nine".''

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Angel's adventures continued in a comic named "Angel: After The Fall," published by IDW. Its tropes can be found [[ComicBook/AngelIDW here]], though that page is a work in progress. Creator/DarkHorseComics currently publishes the latest continuation, an ongoing series with Faith called ''Angel and Faith''.

''NOTE: You can find tropes relating to the comic series ''Angel and Faith'' on the ''Buffy'' page, as that series plays an integral role within "Season Nine".''
''ComicBook/AngelAndFaith''.
22nd Jul '15 3:23:49 PM johnnyfog
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[[caption-width-right:335:[-From left to right: [[TheSmartGirl Fred]], [[TheLancer Wesley]], [[TheLeader Angel]], [[TheChick Cordelia]], and [[TheBigGuy Gunn]]. ([[SixthRanger Lorne]]'s holding the camera)-] ]]

->''"Atonement's a bitch."''
-->-- '''Angel''', "Disharmony"

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[[caption-width-right:335:[-From [[caption-width-right:345:[-From left to right: [[TheSmartGirl Fred]], [[TheLancer Wesley]], [[TheLeader Angel]], [[TheChick Cordelia]], and [[TheBigGuy Gunn]]. ([[SixthRanger Lorne]]'s holding the camera)-] ]]

->''"Atonement's ->''"Everybody goes on about your ''soul''. 'A vampire with ''a soul''.' Nobody ever mentions the fact that you're really a bitch.vampire with big, brass testes."''
-->-- '''Angel''', "Disharmony"
-->--'''Lindsey''', "Not Fade Away"



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