Angel - Season Two (2000)
Live fast. Die never.
IMDb Rating 8.6 (9,217 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
David Boreanaz Angel/Angelus
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Christian Kane Lindsey McDonald
Stephanie Romanov Lilah Morgan
Andy Hallett The Host/Lorne
Julie Benz Darla
Matthew James Merl Demon
Sam Anderson Holland Manners
Amy Acker Winifred "Fred" Burkle / ...
Plot
The second season of Angel saw the cult vampire show finally stand on its own from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, assembling all the members of the show's core cast, transferring the action to a fashionably run-down L.A. hotel, and bringing in a few Buffy characters from Angel's history to further establish the moody vampire's own mythology. Moving their Angel Investigations to posher digs, Angel (David Boreanaz), Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), and Wesley (Alexis Denisof) were soon joined by street fighter (J. August Richards)?-and by street fighter, of course we mean demon street fighter. But just as this group was solidifying, up popped Angel's old love, Darla (the fantastic Julie Benz), freshly arrived in L.A. from a hell dimension? just in time to be turned into a vampire again by her old cohort, Drusilla (Juliet Landau), and lure Angel into abandoning his newly formed team.

It was the best and worst of times for Angel in its second year, for while the basis was being set for the show's stellar third and fourth seasons, dramatic tension was diluted by Angel's going solo and the necessary (but plot-debilitating) flashbacks to various points in Angel's history. However, just when it seemed everything was about to fly out the window, Angel's creative team threw its characters for a loop--literally--by transporting them to the demon dimension of Pylea, a medieval-style fantasyland populated by monsters and humans alike. It shouldn't have worked, as hokey as it was... but it did, thanks to crack storytelling, sharp dialogue, and the sheer joy the actors unleashed, especially the gifted and fiendishly funny Carpenter. The second half of the season also saw the addition of two of Angel's best characters: the horned Lorne (Andy Hallett), a green demon with a penchant for karaoke, and Fred (Amy Acker), a physicist trapped in Pylea who helped the gang engineer their escape. With these two in tow, Angel began to soar. --Mark Englehart

Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Fantasy; Television
Studio
20th Century Fox
Series Angel
Movie Release Date 2000
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 999 mins
Color Color
Episodes Features
Episode 1 Judgement
Episode 2 Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
Episode 3 First Impressions
Episode 4 Untouched
Episode 5 Dear Boy
Episode 6 Guise Will Be Guise
Episode 7 Darla
Episode 8 The Shroud of Rahmon
Episode 9 The Trial
Episode 10 Reunion
Episode 11 Redefinition
Episode 12 Blood Money
Episode 13 Happy Anniversary
Episode 14 The Thin Dead Line
Episode 15 Reprise
Episode 16 Epiphany
Episode 17 Disharmony
Episode 18 Dead End
Episode 19 Belonging
Episode 20 Over the Rainbow
Episode 21 Through the Looking Glass
Episode 22 There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
Features "The Making of..." Featurette Commentary Production Notes Scene Access
Crew
Director Sean Astin; Jeffrey Bell; Joss Whedon; James A. Contner
Writer Joss Whedon; David Greenwalt
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
Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Barcode 024543079248
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Digipak
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 6
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 276
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Returning Character Killed Off, Cult Hero, Good Versus Evil, Redemption, Physical Abuse
Notes
Also Known As:
Angel: The Series (USA)
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Filming Locations:
Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA (more)

Trivia:
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)

Goofs:
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)

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

Awards:
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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