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Angel mentions from USAToday, SunSpot & The Beacon Journal

Thursday 2 October 2003

With big thanks to SETJE for this info

USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/2003-09-30-critics-corner_x.htm

Critic’s Corner by Robert Bianco What to Watch : Wednesday The network follows Smallville with the return of Angel (9 ET/PT). Renewed and revamped, so to speak, Angel proves that all is well in the Buffyverse True, Buffy herself is gone (she’s touring Europe, we’re told), but the departure of her show allowed Joss Whedon to focus his creative gifts on Buffy’s spinoff.

Changes abound. Angel (David Boreanaz) and his friends are now running the Los Angeles branch of the world’s most powerful and evil "multidimensional corporation." Cordelia is gone, but the show gains the comic addition of Harmony as an inept vampire assistant with a spicy new recipe for blood.

There have been structural changes as well : The episodes are more self-contained, and the stories are easier to follow. What hasn’t altered is Whedon’s ingenious mix of comedy and suspense ; his fascination with the meanings of right, wrong and responsibility ; and his ability to produce a ceaselessly entertaining hour of television.

SunSpot.net http://www.sunspot.net/entertainment/tv/bal-to.toptv01oct01,0,2826329.column ?coll=bal-features-links

At A Glance : Angel (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) - In the season premiere, taking over the Los Angeles offices of the supernatural law firm Wolfram and Hart proves to be more challenging than expected for Angel (David Boreanaz) and the gang, especially when their first client (guest star Rod Rowland) threatens to destroy the city. WB.

The Beacon Journal http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/entertainment/6903684.htm Viewing File Much more enjoyable is the Angel premiere. Sure, it’s a cult show. I’m in the cult.

The opener picks up shortly after the end of last season, when vampire-with-a-soul Angel (David Boreanaz) took over the Los Angeles office of the evil law firm of Wolfram & Hart. Tonight you’ll begin to see what exactly that deal involves — and it’s a lot of fun.

Very late in the premiere you also get the return of Spike (James Marsters), a vampire more often seen on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With Buffy done, Spike has moved to Angel, and the second episode of the season will look at how Spike went from being burned up in the Buffy finale to, well, I can’t say much more. But I’m ready to watch more.