Angel - Season One (1999)
Live fast. Die never.
IMDb Rating 8.6 (9,217 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
David Boreanaz Angel
Glenn Quinn Doyle
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Christian Kane Lindsey McDonald
Michael Mantell Oliver Simon
Elisabeth Rohm Kate Lockley
Markus Redmond Griff/Tom Cribb
John Mahon Trevor Lockley
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett Lorne
He's hunky, he's brooding, he's a do-gooder, and he was Buffy's first boyfriend. Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul, got his own series after three seasons on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and did what any new star might do: he moved to L.A. (the City of Angels--get it?) and set up shop. Angel (co-created by Buffy mastermind Joss Whedon) finds the titular vampire (David Boreanaz) as a kind of supernatural private investigator, fighting evil one case at a time and, like his ex-girlfriend, keeping the world from getting destroyed by vengeful demons and such.

A darker, more film noir version of Buffy, Angel lacked the peppy humor that permeated Sunnydale but more than made up for it in its soul-wrenching gravitas, and it elevated Boreanaz to leading-man status, a role he filled out ably and then some. Initially, the stoic vampire was paired with Irish demon Doyle (the late Glenn Quinn) and fellow Sunnydale transplant Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), but Angel finally found its footing when Doyle was dispatched (giving his powers of precognition to Cordelia) and replaced by Buffy alum Wesley (Alexis Denisof), a fallen watcher who, like his friends, was hoping for a new start in L.A. However, pesky law firm Wolfram and Hart (a front for the demon mafia, as it were) reared its ugly head and discovered Angel's presence, thus setting the stage for a battle of good and evil--and if you're a regular Joss Whedon fan, you know that it's a never-ending war.

This first season features guest appearances by various Buffy characters, including werewolf boy Oz (Seth Green), rogue slayer Faith (Eliza Dushku), deliciously evil vamp Darla (Julie Benz), and Buffy herself (Sarah Michelle Gellar), all of whom helped get the show off and running in style. --Mark Englehart

Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Fantasy; Television
Series Angel
Movie Release Date 1999
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 999 mins
Color Color
Episodes Features
Episode 1 City Of
Episode 2 Lonely Hearts
Episode 3 In the Dark
Episode 4 I Fall to Pieces
Episode 5 Rm w/a Vu
Episode 6 Sense & Sensitivity
Episode 7 Bachelor Party
Episode 8 I Will Remember You
Episode 9 Hero
Episode 10 Parting Gifts
Episode 11 Somnambulist
Episode 12 Expecting
Episode 13 She
Episode 14 I've Got You Under My Skin
Episode 15 The Prodigal
Episode 16 The Ring
Episode 17 Eternity
Episode 18 Five by Five
Episode 19 Sanctuary
Episode 20 War Zone
Episode 21 Blind Date
Episode 22 To Shanshu in L.A.
Features Disc 1: Commentary on 'City Of' by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt. Disc 2: Commentary on 'Rm W/A/ View' by Jane Espenson. Disc 3: Featurette - 'Season One', Trailer - 'Angel Season 1 Video', Cast bios pages, Stills gallery. Disc 5: Script for 'Five By Five', Script for 'Sanctuary'. Disc 6: Featurette - 'I'm Cordelia', Featurette - 'Introducing Angel', Featurette - 'The Demons'.
Director Joss Whedon; James A. Contner; Sean Astin; Jeffrey Bell
Writer David Greenwalt; Joss Whedon
Cinematography Ross Berryman; Herbert Davis
User Credit 2 Shawna Trpcic; Jessica Pazdernik
Producer Jeffrey Bell; Gareth Davies; Kelly A. Manners; Shawn Ryan
User Credit 1 Mark Goldman; Mark S. Westmore
Musician Robert J. Kral; Christophe Beck
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33 Full Screen / 4.3
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Barcode 024543062981
Release Date 2/11/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Digipak
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 6
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 275
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Returning Character Killed Off, Cult Hero, Good Versus Evil, Redemption, Physical Abuse
Also Known As:
Angel: The Series (USA)

Filming Locations:
Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA (more)

The character Doyle wasn't originally supposed to be an Irishman but was written as such when Glenn Quinn was cast as Doyle. The role of Doyle was Quinn's first role where he was able to use his own Irish accent. (more)

Revealing mistakes: A goof seen in the first episode ("City of") that appears in the opening credits of every episode is when Angel is walking down an alley. In a puddle of water you can see his reflection. (more)

Angel: [about Eve's replacement as the Senior Partner's liason] Damn... he is well dressed. (more)

Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 41 nominations (more)

Movie Connections:
Featured in Fatal Beauty and the Beast (2004) (V) (more)

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