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Angel: Season 5 (Disc 1 of 6) back to product details

Well they did have to make way for Jack and Bobby...
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written by dropjohnson March 22, 2005 - 3:32 PM PST
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Please fans of Angel, and of Joss Whedon shows in general, take a moment to thank the fine people at the WB for canceling Angel after its finest season. Really the possibilities for season six were boundless, what with Buffy crossover Spike and his contentious-at-its-best-moments relationship with Angel and the late addition of Ilyria. Season five shows a return to form from the heavy soap-opera morass of the Connor era. This reinvigoration is owed primarily to the show's return to humor (much of which came in the form of their change in address and also the addition of Harmony to the full-time cast as Angel's secretary) without losing the ability to occasionally shock or devastate. Even with the abruptness of their cancellation (they only found out it was the end with five episodes remaining) Angel provides a far better denouement than Buffy (who had the entirety of season seven to be ponderous) leaving one able only to consider those splenid possibilities that a season six would have provided. Such is life in a television universe teeming with LCD pablum such as Joan of Arcadia and Blind Justice (Show's tagline: He lost his sight, not his vision. Get it?). Note: if you like Angel (and I'm assuming you do if you're looking to rent season five) and Buffy and you've not already watched Firefly (which would be a bit surprising), give it a shot and I bet you'll have a reason to thank the Fox network as well.

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