Angel

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  • TV-14
  • 1999
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.9  (76,222)

Angel is a supernatural drama television series that aired on Fox from 1999 to 2004. The show is a spinoff from the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and follows the story of Angel (David Boreanaz), a vampire with a soul who is on a mission to save the world from evil forces.

The show takes place in Los Angeles, where Angel has set up a detective agency called Angel Investigations. Along with his friends and colleagues, Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) and Doyle (Glenn Quinn), Angel helps people who are being terrorized by demons, vampires, and other supernatural creatures.

As the series progresses, Angel's team grows to include characters such as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), Gunn (J. August Richards), Fred Burkle (Amy Acker), Lorne (Andy Hallett), and Spike (James Marsters), who is a fan-favorite character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Throughout the series, Angel struggles with his dark past as a vampire and his desire to redeem himself by helping people. He faces many challenges and battles with powerful enemies, including Wolfram & Hart, a notorious law firm that represents evil clients.

The show is known for its strong writing, complex characters, and blend of humor and drama. It tackles themes such as good versus evil, redemption, and the power of friendship and love.

David Boreanaz delivers a strong performance as Angel, capturing the character's brooding nature and inner turmoil. Charisma Carpenter's Cordelia Chase undergoes a fascinating character arc, transforming from a shallow, self-absorbed character to a brave and selfless hero.

The supporting cast also shines, with standout performances from James Marsters as Spike, Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, and J. August Richards as Gunn. Amy Acker's portrayal of Fred Burkle is a fan-favorite, with her character's intelligence and quirkiness earning her a dedicated following.

The show features a mix of standalone episodes and season-long story arcs, with several major plot points and character developments taking place over the course of the series. The show's mythology grows and evolves, with new twists and turns continuously keeping audiences engaged.

Angel is a must-watch for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and anyone who enjoys supernatural dramas with compelling characters and strong storytelling. The show's legacy continues to live on, with fans still discussing and dissecting its plot points and characters to this day.

Angel is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (114 episodes). The series first aired on October 5, 1999.

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Not Fade Away
22. Not Fade Away
May 19, 2004
In the series finale, Angel and the gang prepare for the fight of their lives as they prepare to take on the entire organization of The Circle of the Black Thorn.
Power Play
21. Power Play
May 12, 2004
The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society. When Drogyn, the guardian of the deep well, makes a startling revelation, the gangs' fears that Angel has become evil seem to be validated.
The Girl in Question
20. The Girl in Question
May 5, 2004
Angel and Spike decide to take a trip to Rome, Italy when they learn that The Immortal, an enemy of theirs, is having relations with Buffy. While on their journey, they get caught up in a struggle between demon clan leaders.
Time Bomb
19. Time Bomb
April 28, 2004
When Illyria's powers become unstable and cause her to erratically jump through time, she learns that the gang intends to kill her. Upon returning to the present, Illyria plans to murder everyone before they're able to attack her. To save everyone's lives, Angel goes into the past with Illyria to alter the course of events.
Origin
18. Origin
April 21, 2004
Angel resists the appeal of parents seeking help from Wolfram & Hart regarding their son's supernatural abilities after he discovers that the boy is his son, Connor. Despite his reservations, Angel is forced to bring Connor into conflict with an old adversary to prevent his son's memories from being restored. Meanwhile Wesley uncovers a mysterious deal struck by Wolfram & Hart that threatens the secret Angel desperately wants to protect.
Underneath
17. Underneath
April 14, 2004
Hoping that Lindsay has information on the Senior Partners' ultimate plans, Angel, Spike and Gunn track him down in a bizarre and terrifying suburban hell. Meanwhile, a nearly invincible stranger sent by the Senior Partners infiltrates Wolfram & Hart looking for Eve.
Shells
16. Shells
March 3, 2004
Angel and Spike return from England defeated, knowing that the ancient demon Illyria has completely taken over Fred's body and soul. Upon learning that Knox and Gunn have each contributed to her demise, Wesley goes for revenge and Angel tries everything to restore Fred, including calling on an old friend from Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Illyria tries to locate an ancient temple where she believes she will find an army ready to help her destroy mankind.
A Hole in the World
15. A Hole in the World
February 25, 2004
When a mysterious sarcophagus is delivered to Wolfram and Hart, Fred accidentally opens it and releases a ancient powerful demon called Illyria. Now with only 24 hours left to live before the demon consumes her, Angel and the gang must figure out a way to save her before its too late.
Smile Time
14. Smile Time
February 18, 2004
When a popular children's show begins to steal the life forces of children by hypnotizing them, Angel goes directly to the studio to uncover the evil doings. Upon entering the building, Angel triggers a spell that transforms him into a puppet. In a race against time, puppet-Angel and company must find a way to reverse the spell, save the lives of hundreds of children and return Angel to his normal vampire state. Meanwhile, Nina, the werewolf Angel befriended, returns to declare her romantic intentions, but puppet-Angel is too embarrassed to reciprocate.
1943
13. 1943
February 11, 2004
Lawson, a mysterious man from Angel's past, arrives at Wolfram & Hart and takes the gang hostage. Through flashbacks to World War II, it is revealed that Angel worked with the U.S. Navy to recover a captured German submarine with American sailors on board. The ship also has a secret cargo, a dangerous trio of vampires, including Spike, who were kidnapped by the Germans and forced to help the Nazis. When the sub comes under attack, Angel saves Lawson's life by turning him into a vampire. Now, sixty years later, Lawson has arrived at Wolfram & Hart seeking revenge.
You're Welcome
12. You're Welcome
February 4, 2004
In this landmark 100th episode, Cordelia wakes up from her coma and is shocked to see that Angel is working with the enemy, Wolfram & Hart. Cordelia puts Angel back on track, when he's having doubts and Lindsey tries to get rid Angel once and for all.
Damage
11. Damage
January 28, 2004
When an emotionally unstable woman, Dana, escapes from a psychiatric ward, Angel learns that she was tortured as a child and is now searching for her tormentor. Andrew, a watcher-in-training, arrives from Sunnydale with surprising information about Buffy and to inform the group that Dana is also a vampire slayer. Meanwhile, Spike believes that if he can save Dana, he will prove that he is destined to be the vampire champion.
Soul Purpose
10. Soul Purpose
January 21, 2004
Angel is plagued by dreams of Spike being the chosen champion and the new protector of the helpless, which makes Angel question if he is still doing what he use to do.
Harm's Way
9. Harm's Way
January 14, 2004
In this Harmony centered episode, Harmony tries to prove to Angel that she has not reverted back to her former ways, when she is accused of killing a demon rights activist.
Destiny
8. Destiny
November 19, 2003
When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world. After Eve tells them about a prophecy that states that the only way to restore order is to find the Cup of Perpetual Torment that bestows human life, Angel and Spike battle it out for the ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show the history of Angel and Spike and their relationship with Drusilla.
Lineage
7. Lineage
November 12, 2003
Wesley's father mysteriously shows up at Wolfram & Hart, while the gang has to deal with a group of robots who have come to take over Angel. How successful will this takeover mission be?
The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco
6. The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco
November 5, 2003
Angel learns that he must track down a retired Mexican wrestler to help him defeat Tezcatcatl, an ancient Aztec warrior who emerges every 50 years to take the heart of a hero to sustain his own existence. Angel is surprised to find the wrestler is employed at his company, Wolfram & Hart, and that he has a personal score to settle with Tezcatcatl.
Life of the Party
5. Life of the Party
October 29, 2003
The consummate entertainer Lorne works around the clock to throw the ultimate Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart. When their guests begin to behave strangely and out of character, Angel and the gang investigate to find out what's causing the mysterious happenings.
Hellbound
4. Hellbound
October 22, 2003
Spike struggles to maintain his weak grip on reality as spectral forces threaten to send him to hell. He encounters ghostly apparitions, including an eighteenth-century serial-killer doctor. Meanwhile, Fred continues her quest to find a way of restoring Spike to his corporeal self.
Unleashed
3. Unleashed
October 15, 2003
Fred still continues to find ways to corporealize Spike, although is not having as much luck as she hopes for. Angel kills a werewolf, although not enough time to save a girl, Nina, from being bitten. It is up to Angel to help Nina get through this time, especially when she could be in danger!
Just Rewards (Part 2)
2. Just Rewards (Part 2)
October 8, 2003
Spike mysteriously materializes in Angel's office through the magic of an amulet, but no one, including Spike himself, understands the reason he has returned or why he is now a ghost. Meanwhile, Angel jeopardizes his own life when he tries to stop one of his evil clients from using human bodies as vessels for demon spirits.
Conviction (Part 1)
1. Conviction (Part 1)
October 1, 2003
Taking over the Los Angeles offices of the supernatural law firm Wolfram and Hart proves to be more challenging than expected for Angel and the gang, especially when their first case involves representing an evil client who threatens to destroy the city. As the gang settles into their new careers at the law firm, they meet new and familiar faces, including the mysterious Eve, who will act as Angel's liaison to Wolfram and Hart's senior partners, and the bubbly vampire Harmony who is Angel's new assistant. Most surprising of all is the arrival of Angel's old nemesis and fellow vampire-with-a-soul, Spike, who makes a miraculous appearance.
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Where to Watch Angel
Angel is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Angel on demand at BET+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (76,222)