Eric’s Top 10 All Time TV Shows: #2 – ANGEL

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Eric – #2 ANGEL

Angel - David Boreanaz

I always liked Angel better than I liked Buffy The Vampire Slayer for one simple reason: Angel was cool. Wow, right? I just blew your minds away right there.

It doesn’t matter what you think of these kinds of Made For Teens TV Shows, the fact of matter is that, at its core, the character of Angel symbolizes some of the most complex and deeply fascinating aspects of humanity. Ironically, although Angel was a vampire in the show, he embodied the best and worst aspects of humanity bundled into one individual.

On one hand, you had Angel, the gentle, kind and remorseful being that endeavors to better the world by ridding it of evil. Ridden with the guilt of his past sins, he steps up to try and make up for it in the best way he knows how. How many people do you know would act as such? In some aspects, he is the quintessential good hero who, while sometimes being wrong, always tries to do right.

On the other hand, you have Angelus, the brutal, sadistic monster that gets unleashed when Angel’s soul leaves his body. As vampires go, Angelus is at the top of the food chain in terms of viciousness and willingness to inflict pain on others. At the same time, Angelus has a very honest streak in him, sometimes too honest which sometimes leads to some of the funniest lines on the show.

Ultimately, Angel is a modern twist on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that deserves the respect and credit due to the work that was put in building that character.

Oh, and did I mention that I think that Angel was cool?

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Cast: David Boreanaz, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Charisma Carpenter, Andy Hallett, Amy Acker

Plot: The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. (Source: IMDB.com)