Alright guys, help push me over the fence about 'ANGEL' season 1.

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    Alright all you Angel fans, and I know there are a lot here, time to mount up and tell me why I should just break down and buy season 1. I am aware that it's a quality show, hence the discussion in the TV programming area, but I have only really seen the crossover episodes from Buffy and a couple episodes here and their.
    I spent this past weekend going through season 3 of Buffy and I would like to continue following Angel, Cordiellia (even though she's a bitch most of the time but when the chips are down she's alright)[​IMG], and Wesley Windom Price, but I want to make sure that the show remains consistantly entertaining before I committ to buying the whole series in addition to Buffy.
    I really don't know why I never followed Angel, it stands to reason that I would since i've been a fan of Buffy since day 1, but curiously I never really committed to it. Go figure.
    One ep I did just love was the crossover with Buffy when Angel became human once again, that ep broke my heart as much and as deep as any Buffy ep I have seen.
    Which season is that ep in?
    Right now i'm leaning more towards getting the first season, I just need a little extra nudge to knock me over. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    That is a season 1 episode, 106 I believe.

    Do you need a reason other than Lord Whedon comandeth?

    Season 1 establishes the universe, Season 2 sets up the macrostory and season 3 blows it wide open with season 4 building on the shitstorm of 3
     
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    Two words: Angel dancing. That's all I need say.
     
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    Seeason 1 one Angel also has the Faith episodes in it. If you need more reason than that to shell out, I don't know what we can do for you.
     
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    All I needed to convince me to get Angel Season 1 was the season finale of Buffy Season 2. I'm actually going crazy because season 3 is sold out everywhere here.

    I only worry about knowing which episodes of which series to watch first. I have a feeling I'll be sitting on Angel Season 1 until I have Buffy Season 4 in my hands.
     
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    I really think the pilot for this show is one of the best episodes of the season. It sets the tone of how the show will be very well especially the ending. I have season one on vhs which I taped during its run I watched the first few the other day and can't wait for the dvd set to hit the shelves.
     
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    Yeah, I posted a thread similar to this a couple weeks ago and everyone convinced me to get Angel season 1. Having finished watching Buffy season 3 last week, I'm definitely eager for more. Angel season 1 will satisfy my cravings until Buffy season 4 comes out in June.
     
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    Thanks guys, I think i've heard enough, i'm gonna pick it up. [​IMG]
    Adam,
    your post in particular is what I was looking for, one that peaked my interest and teased me at the same time, i'm definitely intrigued.
    Thanks again. [​IMG]
     
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    I almost wish they'd skip broadcast and go straight to DVD. I just noticed my WB station has moved Angel from Sunday to Wednesday and I'm hoping I didn't miss any episodes!
     
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    It wasn't just your local WB affiliate -- Angel's new home, at least for the time being, is Wednesday at 9 PM.
     
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    People! People! The best reason to pick up season 1 of Angel is that it allows you to build on Buffy Season Three without having to muddle through "Beer Bad" or any episodes prominently featuring Riley Finn.
    [​IMG]
    Regards,
     
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    Adam, you forgot a few episodes:
    Rm w/a Vu: Dennis is cool! That's all.
    Somnambulist: Good Angelus backstory
    Expecting: Ok, not excellent, but I just love hearing Angel say "I really don't like it when people shoot me!"
    I've Got You Under My Skin: I love the twist on the possessed theme.
    Blind Date: Development of Lindsey.
    --Anders
     
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    The first review is online now at IGN DVD.
     
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    Jeff, it's 1.08. [​IMG] One Joss fanatic to another. [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed, another good reason

    Copious amounts of Dennis! That's the huge thing that's been missing this year,

    Cordy lost her apartment, so no more Dennis. *SOB*
     
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    If anyone gets hold of this set before the release date could they possibly reveal if it retains the "Previously.." intros absent from the UK release?

    Sanctuary is a good episode to check, as it should feature a lengthy "Previously.." introduction including clips from Buffy.

    Many thanks,

    David
     
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    Seeing as how the BUFFY sets have been identical to the R2 sets in every respect, I have no reason to believe that the ANGEL sets will be any different. I haven't missed the "Previously..." segment, but then again, I'm watching the shows for the first time on DVD. I can see how completists might be a lil' miffed.
     

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