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Angel (1999-2004) ran for five seasons, and I reviewed every episode starting with the pilot. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my absolute favorite show of all time, period, but I loved Angel for itself; it was never just a second hour of Buffy for me. And it was canceled during its best season. Imagine how wonderful season six could have been.

My Angel reviews were posted during the run of the show on three different sites, all of which are now gone. They're also some of my earliest reviews. I've thought about rewriting and/or extending them because I have a lot more to say about Angel now, but have decided against it because it's sort of fun seeing what I initially thought, and initially wrote.

About the Angel comics: I've gotten requests to review the comics. The thing is, I did review Buffy season eight because I was so desperate for more Buffy, but it was a struggle for me, probably because I don't read comics and I don't really relate to the medium. So that's why I decided not to review the Angel comics. (If you have writing skills and you'd like to review them for us, you could apply to become one of our writers.)

Season One

1.1 City Of
1.2 Lonely Hearts
1.3 In the Dark
1.4 I Fall to Pieces
1.5 Rm w/a Vu
1.6 Sense & Sensitivity
1.7 Bachelor Party
1.8 I Will Remember You
1.9 Hero
1.10 Parting Gifts
1.11 Somnambulist
1.12 Expecting
1.13 She
1.14 I've Got You Under My Skin
1.15 The Prodigal
1.16 The Ring
1.17 Eternity
1.18 Five by Five
1.19 Sanctuary
1.20 War Zone
1.21 Blind Date
1.22 To Shanshu in L.A.

Season Two

2.1 Judgment
2.2 Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
2.3 First Impressions
2.4 Untouched
2.5 Dear Boy
2.6 Guise Will Be Guise
2.7 Darla
2.8 The Shroud of Rahmon
2.9 The Trial
2.10 Reunion
2.11 Redefinition
2.12 Blood Money
2.13 Happy Anniversary
2.14 The Thin Dead Line
2.15 Reprise
2.16 Epiphany
2.17 Disharmony
2.18 Dead End
2.19 Belonging
2.20 Over the Rainbow
2.21 Through the Looking Glass
2.22 There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

Season Three

3.1 Heartthrob
3.2 That Vision Thing
3.3 That Old Gang of Mine
3.4 Carpe Noctem
3.5 Fredless
3.6 Billy
3.7 Offspring
3.8 Quickening
3.9 Lullaby
3.10 Dad
3.11 Birthday
3.12 Provider
3.13 Waiting in the Wings
3.14 Couplet
3.15 Loyalty
3.16 Sleep Tight
3.17 Forgiving
3.18 Double or Nothing
3.19 The Price
3.20 A New World
3.21 Benediction
3.22 Tomorrow

Season Four

4.1 Deep Down
4.2 Ground State
4.3 The House Always Wins
4.4 Slouching Toward Bethlehem
4.5 Supersymmetry
4.6 Spin the Bottle
4.7 Apocalypse, Nowish
4.8 Habeas Corpses
4.9 Long Day's Journey
4.10 Awakening
4.11 Soulless
4.12 Calvary
4.13 Salvage
4.14 Release
4.15 Orpheus
4.16 Players
4.17 Inside Out
4.18 Shiny Happy People
4.19 The Magic Bullet
4.20 Sacrifice
4.21 Peace Out
4.22 Home

Season Five

5.1 Conviction
5.2 Just Rewards
5.3 Unleashed
5.4 Hell Bound
5.5 Life of the Party
5.6 The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco
5.7 Lineage
5.8 Destiny
5.9 Harms Way
5.10 Soul Purpose
5.11 Damage
5.12 You're Welcome
5.13 Why We Fight
5.14 Smile Time
5.15 A Hole in the World
5.16 Shells
5.17 Underneath
5.18 Origin
5.19 Time Bomb
5.20 The Girl in Question
5.21 Power Play
5.22 Not Fade Away

Related Links

Doux Top Twenty! Number 7: Angel
Buffy/Angel Crossover Guide
The Saga of Joss Whedon
Five TV Characters Who Vanished Without a Trace
Angel season one: spoilers and foreshadowing
Angel season two: spoilers and foreshadowing
Goodbye, Andy Hallett
The Angel finale opinion poll
Can Angel be saved? Or is Joss Whedon's Buffyverse gone for good?
Highlights from the Wolfram & Hart Annual Review
Q&A with David Boreanaz
Our Very Own Buffy and Angel Location Tour with Tara Bennett
Alexis Denisof and Andy Hallett in Santa Barbara
Christian Kane and Mercedes McNab in Santa Barbara
Angel season one essay
Angel season two essay
Angel season three essay
Angel season four essay
Angel season five essay
Buffy the Vampire Slayer reviews by Billie Doux
High Stakes 2004: Whedon Fans for Kerry
Joss Whedon chat thread


David Boreanaz (Angel)
Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce)
J. August Richards (Charles Gunn)
Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase)
Andy Hallett (Lorne)
Amy Acker (Fred Burkle)
Stephanie Romanov (Lilah Morgan)
Vincent Kartheiser (Connor)
James Marsters (Spike)
Christian Kane (Lindsey McDonald)
Julie Benz (Darla)
Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall)
Glenn Quinn (Doyle)