On air: 1999-2004
Aside from the already-mentioned "BSG," my wife's "Angel" habit represents the only other regular Netflix TV show watching in my house. She puts it on while she rides the exercise bike, and I tune in occasionally. This "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spin-off casts the titular vampire-with-a-heart-of-gold as a private detective in Los Angeles, with a few other "Buffy" refugees in tow to keep things familiar.
While "Angel" adheres to Whedon's successful combination of supernatural action and smirky angst, the spin-off never quite carried the same weight as "Buffy," which brought with it a deft exploration of female empowerment. That might explain why my wife, an avid "Buffy" fan who owns the series DVD boxed set, put off watching "Angel" the first time around. With each episode a tidy 43 minutes, though, "Angel" and his goth-lite adventures have made fine workout accompaniment.
Complete series available, seasons 1-5.
April 1, 2011 12:39 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joseph Kaminski
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