AngelAngel S5 on Space (Canadian Channel)
Thursday 11 September 2003, by Webmaster
Season Five Premieres on SPACE Thursday October 2nd at 9pm EST!
New weekday strip of Angel Premieres on SPACE Wednesday September 10th at 11pm EST!
Originally Aired 1999 to present Number of Seasons 5 as of Fall 2003
Stars David Boreanaz as Angel Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham Price J. August Richards as Charles Gunn Andy Hallet as Lorne Amy Acker as Winifred "Fred" Burkle James Marsters as Spike Sarah Thompson as Eve Mercedes McNab as Harmony Kendall Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
Description Angel, is the spin-off series of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, both shows are created and produced by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt. Angel is the centuries old vampire who stole the heart of slayer Buffy Summers. Angel has left Sunnydale and now resides in Los Angeles, where after years of suffering the effects of a gypsy curse, he plans to reclaim his humanity by saving lost souls while being a private investigator.
From the pilot episode of Angel, "City Of", here are the words of Doyle (Glenn Quinn) as he sets up the story of Angel and his redemption: " Once upon a time there was a vampire and he was the meanest vampire in all the land. Other vampires were afraid of him he was such a bastard. Then one day he is cursed by Gypsies. They restore his human soul and then all of a sudden he’s mad with guilt. You know. . ."what have I done"!?!? He’s freaked. Yeah well, it’s a fairly dull tale. It needs a little sex is my feeling, so sure enough enter the girl. Pretty little blonde thing. Vampire Slayer by trade. And our Vampire falls madly in love with her. Well, eventually the two of them, they get fleshy with one another and the moment he, well, I guess the technical term is "perfect happiness", but when our boy gets there he goes bad again. He kills again. It gets ugly. So when he gets his soul back for a second time he figures hey he can’t be anywhere near young miss puppy ties without endangering them both. So what does he do? He takes off and goes to LA to fight evil and atone for his crimes. He’s a shadow, a faceless champion of the hapless human race. You see this vampire thinks he’s helping; fighting the demons, staying away from the humans, so as not to be tempted. Doing penance in his cell, but he’s cut-off from everything. From the people he’s trying to help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It’s not all about fighting and gadgets and such. It’s about reaching to people. Showing them that there is love and hope still left in this world. It’s about letting them in your heart. It’s not just saving lives. It’s saving souls. Possibly your own in the process."