Angel: Season One The care with which Joss Whedon created his fantastic universe of vampires, demons, and heroes is evident when watching the first 22 episodes of "Angel,"… Angel: Season One The care with which Joss Whedon created his fantastic universe of vampires, demons, and heroes is evident when watching the first 22 episodes of "Angel,"…
Movie on DVD Review

Angel: Season One (2003)

Glenn Quinn, Angel, ... | TOUCHED BY 'ANGEL' While the show has some great moments, the DVD set is bloodless
Image credit: Angel: Richard Cartwright
TOUCHED BY 'ANGEL' While the show has some great moments, the DVD set is bloodless
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 11, 2003; DVD Release Date: Feb 11, 2003

The care with which Joss Whedon created his fantastic universe of vampires, demons, and heroes is evident when watching the first 22 episodes of ''Angel,'' his ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' spin-off. The same way Sarah Michelle Gellar's chosen one faced down the challenges of both high school and the Hellmouth in Sunnydale, David Boreanaz's vampire-with-a-soul tries to connect to the lonely denizens of Los Angeles. For ''Buffy'' fans, ''Angel'' only amplifies the mythology they've come to know and love -- and any Buffite who hasn't seen the heartbreaking ''I Will Remember You'' ought to hand in their collector's plates.

Unfortunately, the same care was not extended to the DVD set Angel: Season One. The image quality is horrendous and, aside from a couple of unremarkable commentary tracks on selected episodes and a couple of scripts, the supplements are of the shoddy PR variety. Nowhere, however, is the lack of attention more evident than in the cast biography for Glenn Quinn, who played the half-demon seer, Doyle. It states that he currently resides in California. Quinn died on Dec. 3, 2002. You'd think that someone would have noticed.

Originally posted Feb 11, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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