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From Gothamist.com


Goodbye, Angel

By Jen Chung

Saturday 24 April 2004, by Webmaster

Tonight is one of the final episodes of Angel, the much beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff. These days, when not getting sucked into some other demon hole or something, Angel has been beat up by The O.C. or The West Wing in the ratings. Variety TV editor Michael Schneider has been getting lots of "Save Angel" mail from the dedicated Angels fans (photo, above):

They came from all over the globe: Oklahoma, Ireland, Australia, Denmark, England... even several postcards from soldiers in Iraq. And they all want to save "Angel."I suppose it would be too easy at this point to lament the fact that all of that energy could be better harnessed to feed the hungry or shelter the homeless. But hey, there’s a TV show to be saved here!

This reminds of the first "Save this show!" letter Gothamist ever wrote: It was to Bob Iger, to save Twin Peaks. Everyday we wonder if TP would still be on, had the power of the Internet been harnessed carefully, but we’re still unsure. Anyway, Gothamist would like to take a moment and salute Angel, a show that can turn its leading actor into a puppet for a time and still scare the dickens out of us.

5 Forum messages

  • > Goodbye, Angel

    24 April 2004 23:47, by spikeNdru

    Since your article mentions that the energy used in attempting to save a TV show could be better used in efforts to feed the hungry or help the homeless, I just wanted to mention that the same people who are fighting for quality television have also donated $14,000+ to L.A. area food banks to feed the hungry and have donated blood in honor of "Angel’s" mission to "help the helpless", in case you were not aware of the broadbased efforts involved in this campaign.

    Thank you.

  • > Goodbye, Angel

    25 April 2004 12:22, by Kief
    Im from Denmark! Wuhuuuuuuuuu! Dk is mentioned!
  • > Goodbye, Angel

    25 April 2004 22:11, by Anonymous
    Yeah, that kinda bugged me. The editor didn’t even know about the food drive. Some people need to get their facts straight before they speak.
  • > Goodbye, Angel

    29 April 2004 21:12, by nepbaland
    Hey I signed it too!! I’m from FRANCE,i really don’t know why Angel is off!!!
  • > Goodbye, Angel

    2 May 2004 02:03, by Wolverine68


    Angel is off because the management of The WB is run by a bunch of gaumless tits.