Thursday 20 May 2004, by Anonymous :

Hmmm...everyone is entitled top their own opinion I guess!.............TOSSER!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by EventHorizon :

I wasn’t thrilled with the Cordy/Connor pairing, but I was able to enjoy the fact that it made me uncomfortable and had faith it was for a reason.

I wasn’t happy when Angel took over Wolfram & Hart, but it’s led to some interesting character developement and I’m sure Joss had this leading to an AMAZING season 6... if he had been allowed to continue.

I look on websites- so many people say they stopped watching after the Cordy/Connor thing, after Angel took over WR&H... after little story twists they didn’t care for-

And then people are surprised it got cancelled.

A show like this, you stick with through thick and thin... I wasn’t happy about all the stand alone eps, but also know that stations tend to pressure TV shows into having those because they believe a TV audience won’t be able to follow the plot of a long story arc- that was more than likely the network forcing Joss into it, than his choice-

While I LOVE Spike being on Buffy, that was also the network forcing Joss to change the story he had planned. The only way they were able to have season 5 was by bringing Spike on the show... I’m glad it happened- but it shows the power the network has over the writers/creators.

So I stuck with it, it was getting good, and now it’s gone.

Hopefully if there’s a spin off of Angel, fans will be a little more aware of what networks look for, what they tend to pressure the show creators into, and the ability to know when it’s the show that’s slipping, or the network toying with it- And supporting a good show through rough times.

Because the worst eps of Angel is far better than the rest of the crap on TV now.

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Stormy 13 :

Well, he certainly has the right to his own opinion but I disagree with that opinion. I thought season 5 was the best yet! I’m looking forward to a Spike/Illyria/Dead Wes/Faith spinoff!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Anonymous :

PFT, we will not let it go!!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Booboo :

Tara didn’t cum back after dying!!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by September :

Okay, what show was this goober watching? Angel, season 5 was everything he’s saying it wasn’t. It was great to the very end and it was getting better. Curse the WB for killing a fine show. May they fade away into television obscurity for worshipping at the altar of "reality programming"...

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Anonymous :

Uhh...did anyone notice the article says that ANGELUS re-sired Darla?!? Has this person even WATCHED the show?!?!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Anonymous :

Umm, he didn’t say angelus resired darla, he said, The vampire angel sired (Dru) re-sired Darla, which is correct!!!

Thursday 20 May 2004, by Anjealous :

Actually, I also read it that way the first time, too—what he writes is that a vampire whom Angelus sired, namely Drusilla, re-vamped Darla—so he did get it correct.

Thursday 20 May 2004, by SweetPea :

It doesn’t say Angelus re-sired Darla it said "a vampire Angelus sired turns the tables & sirs Darla"

Thursday 20 May 2004, by sicklittlemonky :

I just hate it when people say the show used to be good, but they stopped watching it during seasons 4 or 5... Why would you give up on the show if they do something that you don’t approve of to get to a point they want to make?

Angel, the character, did alot of things that a normal person should hate him for, but as fans we still love him because it brought him to this point. He changed and grew because of his mistakes, and that’s the same with the show. Sure, Cordy and Connor having sex gave me the willies......but the season itself was really interesting, and I respect Joss and David for having the guts to take risks when everything good on tv is getting cancelled!!

I love this show, I will always follow the Buffyverse, and I’m going to mourn this loss for a long time.

Friday 21 May 2004, by vamped_xander :

"Time to let go", Yeah right! I am and always have been a long time fan of both shows. Hell, I even like the movie version of Buffy. That being said, I was very disappointed with the series finale of Angel. There wasn’t any closure like there was with Buffy. The prophecy still never came true, and if you are saying to yourself that they are going to make a movie to finish the story, keep in mind things like this sometimes never make it to the screen. I hope I am wrong, but the way things ended up last night the story never made it full circle. There have been better episodes throughout the last five years that could have been construed as a better ending than the Finale episode (such as the whole rain of fire thing). All the hype regarding the finale was way too hyped and I am very disappointed. Not to mention, why does every other show that is going off the air, which is normally a 1-hour show, get a 2-hour series finale? But Buffy and Angel was sent off the air with still only a 1-hour episode? If they were given a 2-hour series finale I am sure that the ending could have been a whole lot better and I wouldn’t be as bitter. Well, I don’t know if anyone feels the same way or not, but I am still a fan of both "verses" and still love the writing skills of Joss and his team.

Friday 21 May 2004, by frozenpiper2a :

I know that the WB did run an advisory but this is not the first season that they have done that. So I don’t know why that would disturb you now. I have also seen every episode and this was one of the best seasons, second only to season 1.

Friday 21 May 2004, by Anonymous :

I have had mixed feelings about this whole season. I suspected the reason that W&H put the Angel team at the head of the corporation is so they would get caught up in the minutae of handling the myriads of ’mediocre’ evils, and even benign things like negotiating treaties between demon clans, so that they would be distracted from the big picture. I would definitely say that Season 5 did not enjoy the story arc that, for example, Season 2 had with Darla’s return. Of course, Joss didn’t know this would be the last season - perhaps if he did he could have turned the wheels some other way.

The introduction of Spike on the show had big potential, I thought, but as has been mentioned, it did not provide the injection I was hoping for. The Spike from BTVS S6 and especially S7 had lots of potential, but the Spike on AS5 was just an idiot. We were starting to see a glimmer of newfound humanity, combined with the soul of a poet, AND the opportunity to use W&H resources to explore his options for being a good guy. Did he succeed? Perhaps in part, but I saw NO character development for him in AS5.

I did expect more twists in the last episode. Giles was able to work strong magics in battling Willow, but I really didn’t expect Wesley to defeat a wizard who (at least assisted in the) cast of a reality-shift spell. What were they thinking??!?

So, what do we think happened? I think even though Angel had some Hamilton superjuice going, he’s dead, along with Spike and Gunn. Illyria would probably survive, at least until the Senior Partners whacked her.

I can say I never gave up on the show, even when characters were turning into puppets. Sad to see it go!

Friday 21 May 2004, by Goron :

Yes, thats is correct, but he is a moron, if he actually watched it like he says he did he would know who Drusilla is and could have easily put it into the article. I really do hate the people at CNN. Anyone else here a larry king hater?? God that show annoys me. He never gives anyone time to finish the sentence he’s always interupting everybody, I just want to kick that old man’s ass! Also the WB is a ridiculous bunch of people. They should really stick to cartoons because they know nothing about television shows that have real people on them. Can you believe Charmed is coming back for another season! It’s ratings were horrible!! And I agree, this reality TV bullshit is getting out of hand, there are so many shows on tv, but I honestly cannot figure out where the people who watch these shows come from, I barely know anybody that watches any of these god awful TV shows, only a few snobs on my step mothers side of the family, and a few stuck up girl i know, and the thing is they only watch that stuff because they could never understand Shows such as Angel. Losers. Maybe you should read a book and open your mind a little. ANGEL LIVES!!!

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