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Old 10-06-09, 10:06 AM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Give it time. There's still Dollhouse to throw into the mix as the bottom. ;-)
It's not already there?
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

Hard to believe that it was so long ago. 10/06/1999: Never Forget!
Old 10-06-09, 11:01 AM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

wow memories.

even kazaa was brought up in this thread. good times.

i forgot how much i enjoyed this show.


*must resist the urge to buy all the seasons now*
Old 10-06-09, 11:21 AM
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I say go for it. They're crazy cheap, and you can get them all used for cheaper.
Old 10-06-09, 11:26 AM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

is there a complete set available? or just individual seasons?

EDIT: nvm. i just saw there is a complete set. i'll look into it.
Old 10-06-09, 02:41 PM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

I remember not really enjoying the first season of Angel when it originally aired. The pilot was pretty good, although I had serious doubts about Boreanaz as a leading man. Doyle was a great sidekick, but then word leaked out quickly that he was a goner after the first 9 episodes. And I hated Wesley on Buffy, so I wasn't too psyched about him replacing Glenn Quinn. I lost interest in both Angel and Buffy that year(the 4th season of the latter wasn't exactly a highlight either). But I did catch the Faith crossover and quite enjoyed those episodes.

That was my initial impression of Season 1. After the next 4 seasons though, I can now say Angel is one of my all-time favorite shows, Wesley Wyndam-Price may have had the greatest character arc in TV history, the Faith crossover in Season 1 are my two favorite episodes of the entire series, and Seasons 2-4 make up one of the best serialized storylines(even if it was borderline incoherent at times) I've seen on a TV show, at least before Lost came along.

It's amazing how much that show changed for the better after its first uneven season.
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I love season 1 because it was so humble compared to what it would eventually become. Three misfit characters with little in common working together on these oddball cases, eventually becoming something of a family. Each year the family grew larger, more complex, and the progression is just amazing to see.
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

I also was disappointed with the first few episodes, especially being such a huge Buffy fan. I bailed, but then caught up before the first season was over, and I was hooked.

I remember rewatching the first season, and liking it much better the second time around though.
Old 10-06-09, 10:32 PM
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Christ I can't believe it's been 10 years...insane. And I also agree , I do LOVE Buffy but Angel was a better show there is no real question about it. I miss them both dearly. And I also refuse to watch this new vampire show(as of yet anyway) because I know for a fact it could never measure up.
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I know Whedon continued the story in the Angel: After the Fall (AKA Season 6) books, but I'd had loved to have seen how that would have been filmed with the cast - especially with the changes certain characters underwent.
Old 10-07-09, 02:17 AM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

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I know Whedon continued the story in the Angel: After the Fall (AKA Season 6) books, but I'd had loved to have seen how that would have been filmed with the cast - especially with the changes certain characters underwent.
The characters changing was one of the high points of Angel. No one was the same as when they started. That is rare in TV.
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
Almost done with season 1. Hope it gets better though cause I have to say it surely is no Buffy.
Ditto. I only made it a few episodes in before giving up on it. Eventually I'll go back and give it a second chance, but I wasn't impressed with what I saw.
Old 10-07-09, 07:28 AM
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Buffy peaked and then dropped off a cliff. Angel started slow and ended on a really high note. Stick with it.
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Wow! Time really does fly by. I loved "Angel".
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

Dude, your post reminded me that I have yet to pick up Angel on DVD.
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

I saw a few episodes when it premiered and I didn't see the appeal.
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What were you doing on 10/7/1999? I know what I was doing -- watching the premiere of Angel -- live. (This was before I had a DVR!)
Old 10-07-09, 12:59 PM
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

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What were you doing on 10/7/1999? I know what I was doing -- watching the premiere of Angel -- live. (This was before I had a DVR!)
No you weren't, since this thread was started two days ago - October 5, 1999 is when it premiered.
Old 10-07-09, 01:09 PM
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What were you doing on 10/7/1999? I know what I was doing -- watching the premiere of Angel -- live. (This was before I had a DVR!)
Same here

Ended up buying these as well several years later.



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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

I remember reading that the original plan for Angel was for the main cast to consist of Angel, Faith, and Whistler. Not sure if that's actually true, or just early fan speculation.

Interesting thing about Doyle's death is that when Buffy began, Joss wanted to include Jesse in the main credits only to kill him off in the second episode, but they couldn't do that due to union/contractual/financial issues. So when Angel rolled around, they introduced Doyle with the intent of killing him off in an early episode. Whether that's true, or just a cover for firing Quinn over drug abuse, I don't know.
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What were you doing on 10/7/1999? I know what I was doing -- watching the premiere of Angel -- live. (This was before I had a DVR!)
I went out on my lunch break just and got this date tattooed on my arm so I will always remember.
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I went out on my lunch break just and got this date tattooed on my arm so I will always remember.
way to go - getting the WRONG date on there!
Old 10-08-09, 01:09 AM
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Let's all get Illyria tattoos.
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forgot about spike. didn't really care for him and buffy's relationship towards the end of buffy.
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Re: ANGEL: 10 years ago tonight...

October 8, 1999 -- Angel premiered -- hard to believe it's been that long.

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