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A box set containing all 22 episodes from the first season of the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' spin-off. In 'City of', Angel (David Boreanaz) and Cordelia relocate to Los Angeles, where they team up with half-demon Doyle. 'Lonely Hearts' sees Angel hunting a serial killer who strikes at LA's single bars, while 'In the Dark' sees Spike arrive in town, determined to obtain a mystical relic currently in Angel's possession. In 'I Fall to Pieces', Angel helps a young woman who is being attacked by a disembodied stalker, while 'RM W/A VU' sees Cordelia moving into a haunted apartment. In 'Sense and Sensitivity', Kate is forced to undergo sensitivity training when her temper flares once too often, with some strange results. 'The Bachelor Party' sees Doyle reunited with an old flame, while in 'I WIll Remember You', Buffy comes to LA to visit Angel. 'Hero' sees Doyle attempting to help a band of refugees, and in 'Parting Gifts' Angel and Cordelia are teamed with an old friend when they go on the trail of some demonic bounty. Whilst in 'Somnabulist', Angel fears that he may have carried out a series of killings in his sleep. In 'Expecting', Cordelia finds herself immediately pregnant after spending the night with new beau Wilson. 'She' sees Angel on the trail of a demon from another dimension, while in 'I've Got You Under My Skin', Angel and Cordelia try to help a young boy, Ryan, who has become possessed. 'The Prodigal' sees Angel having flashbacks to his human past and the death of his family. In 'The Ring', Angel is hired by a man whose brother has been kidnapped by demons, while 'Eternity' finds Angel a reluctant celebrity after he saves a famous actress from being hit by a car. In 'Five by Five', second Slayer Faith creates chaos when she arrives in Los Angeles and begins behaving in very strangely, while 'Sanctuary' sees Angel caught in a compromising situation with Faith when Buffy arrives unexpectedly. In 'War Zone', Angel and his colleagues help out a billionaire who is being blackmailed for attending a demon club. 'Blind Date' sees Angel doing battle with a blind female killer, and finally in 'To Sanshu in L.A.', Wesley discovers a prophecy of Angel's death in an ancient scroll.
Taking the Spin-off genre to the extreme, Angel attempts to replicate the success of Buffy by taking the heartthrob as the lead. Spin-off shows rarely match the success of their parent programmes, especially in the superhero/fantasy genre (cf. The Girl From UNCLE, The Bionic Woman, The Green Hornet--Frasier being the notable exception). Characters who were perfectly useful as supporting figures dwindle when forced in the spotlight, and Angel takes a special risk by building an entire series around a character who is: (a) supposed to be a mystery man; (b) a vampire who once spent half a season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a dastardly villain who killed without remorse; and (c) played by David Boreanaz, who is well up on handsome and broody but still can't do an Irish accent to save his life and is visibly learning this acting lark as the series progresses.
The premise is that Angel, the vampire with a soul, has finally admitted he'll never get it together with Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), unless a reunion crossover episode or two are scheduled. He moves to Los Angeles, a city haunted not only by demons and vampires but lawyers and agents. Angel sets up as a private investigator and solves cases with a supernatural aspect, partnered with Doyle (Glenn Quinn), a half-demon with a proper Irish accent and the useful psychic ability to know when someone is in trouble (thereby predicting any given week's plot), and Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), another Buffy refugee here trying to reinvent herself as a struggling big-city single girl.
Far less consistent than its parent show, but also not saddled with quite so much of a continuing story arc, Angel has a very different feel, cued by its effective semi-Goth violin theme tune and lots of film noir-ish LA street scenes, with a dose of cynical inside-the-entertainment-industry stuff. It has its share of familiar ideas (such as a Fight Club episode) and simply daft premises (a demon-centred show which allegorises the debate about female circumcision , for example). Angel alienated a lot of initial fans by killing off its most appealing regular a third of the way into the run, dusting off hideous English comic stereotype Wesley the Watcher (Alex Denisof) as a replacement. However, it also comes up with some ingenious moments: in a two-parter guest-starring sometime Buffy villainess Faith (Eliza Dushku), the show finally delivers something scary and emotionally powerful as Angel proves he can solve cases his ex-girlfriend can't. Meanwhile, the last couple of episodes--which beef up a satanic law firm as regular foes and resurrect a long-dead character as a major troublemaker for the future--go from promising to delivering. --Kim Newman
On the DVD: the DVD set is only moderately generous with features, compared to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series DVDs. There are two episodes with commentaries--creators Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt discussing the series' genesis and "City Of ". Added to this Jane Espenson, the resident queen of farce, talks us through the haunted apartment episode "Rm w/a Vu". Also included are four featurettes--introductions to the characters of Angel and Cordelia, a series one overview and a discussion of the show's demons--scripts for the two Faith episodes, cast biographies and a gallery of stills and blue-prints. Most importantly, given the way Angel was butchered by Channel 4 for an inappropriately early time slot, the show's violence and strong language are offered uncut. Presented in English and French Dolby Surround Sound 2.0 and with an aspect ratio of approx 1.33:1 --Roz Kaveney --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.Voir l'ensemble des Descriptions du produit
Je suis accro aux films de vampires ainsi que la littérature, alors forcément cela m'a plu. Lire la suitePublié le 26 février 2011 par passion78
Un spin-off réussi qui mêle le fantastique et humour... Bonne qualité du produit, je suis satisfaitPublié le 30 mars 2010 par Leste
Pour ceux qui aime la série Buffy comme moi, il n'y a pas d'hesitation Angel continue dans la même veine (ahahah), bref il y a de l'humour, des monstres baveux et cornus,... Lire la suitePublié le 15 septembre 2008 par Darkwill
Buffy avait comme sombre héros, ce charmant ténébreux (outre Buffy vous me suivait...), Monsieur Angel. Lire la suitePublié le 31 janvier 2007 par S. Ricardo