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AngelEnd Of Angel Series Is A Good Thing - Kaine’s Review
Sunday 4 April 2004, by Webmaster
"I realise this is an unpopular stance and one that last week i wouldn’t have agreed with myself but i’m actually starting to think that overall Angel ending this year will be the best thing for the Slayerverse in general. Here’s why...
Firstly, and most importantly, everything that is happening this season makes it feel more and more like the final season. From day one Angel’s big bad has been Wolfram and Hart so what better way for Angel to end than by taking the Senior Partners down with their own company. I’m purposely not going to put spoilers in this post but from everything i’ve read that is precisely the theme of this season. If that is the case then who would be a bigger big bad for Angel to face if the show was to continue? Only maybe The First and that’s been done. I really feel like this will be the ultimate battle for the Fang Gang and so a great place to end this phase of Angel’s life. If they can write an ending for the show in a similar way to how Buffy ended with the Scoobies moving on from the Hellmouth but still leaving things open enough for future stories that would be perfect. Basically what i mean is it is starting to feel like this is where it was meant to end. In lots of ways if i was to continue fighting it would only be to spite Jordan Levin and not because i truly thought we needed another season.
Which leads me to my second reason. Say we succeed and Angel moves to UPN for two more years. The fan community quiten down and when the end comes again everyone is satisfied that this was Joss’ choice so no big campaign to try get it renewed. We accept it and it ends like Buffy’s show did. What then though? If ratings don’t go through the roof, or worse start to drop because maybe Angel season six isn’t greeted well by the fans (happened with Buffy!) what are the chances of the next slayerverse show happening? Very slim!
I believe that we should use the current media coverage to ensure the next spinoff happens, be it Spike, Faith, Willow or a totally new lead character. There is MUCH more chance a network will take a chance on a new show than one that only has a couple more years at best to it. Do you honestly think DB wants to play Angel for much longer?
I really would prefer five years of another show and movie’s covering Buffy and Angel to one or two more years of Angel the Series with the strong chance that that would be all we got. Let’s do whats best for the Slayerverse. Let Angel end with it’s best season ever and get the new show on the air! Anyone with me?"
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