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So my lovely gf Rosemary and I started watching Angel a few months ago.  I've seen the whole thing many times, but this is her first time; she's watched all of BtVS, on my suggestion, though only once.  (We weren't dating when she watched it, and were living in different cities, so I didn't watch it with her except a few episodes here and there and about half of season seven.)  We're actually fairly far into it--midway through season two--but I've had all these thoughts and some of them I think are maybe worth sharing.  In principle I'd like to go through episode-by-episode, as I already have some notes I've made on most of the shows, but we'll see where this takes me/us (and also: many of the episodes are boring!).  So I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this, and plus my life is getting busy and stressful these days.  But you know, hopefully this is a fun outlet for me and hopefully someone enjoys reading it.

These are admittedly somewhat culled together from lots of other sources; this is me absorbing, not me trying to copy, but I should admit a debt right away to the dozens of great pieces of meta I've read over the years.  I think a lot of my view of Angel the character comes from macha at Tea at the Ford and her writing on the "three protagonists of the verse," though, and so I'm going to give a special shout-out.

So let's talk season one.  Not my favourite year: in fact it's my least favourite televised Buffyverse season.  But it has a pretty good pilot (and it also has the Faith episodes and the emergence of Tim Minear as a creative force-to-be-reckoned with), so I (hopefully) have a few things to say.  SPOILERS FOR ALL OF ATS AND BTVS TV SERIES.

CITY OF: Mission Statements )




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So my lovely gf Rosemary and I started watching Angel a few months ago.  I've seen the whole thing many times, but this is her first time; she's watched all of BtVS, on my suggestion, though only once.  (We weren't dating when she watched it, and were living in different cities, so I didn't watch it with her except a few episodes here and there and about half of season seven.)  We're actually fairly far into it--midway through season two--but I've had all these thoughts and some of them I think are maybe worth sharing.  In principle I'd like to go through episode-by-episode, as I already have some notes I've made on most of the shows, but we'll see where this takes me/us (and also: many of the episodes are boring!).  So I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this, and plus my life is getting busy and stressful these days.  But you know, hopefully this is a fun outlet for me and hopefully someone enjoys reading it.

These are admittedly somewhat culled together from lots of other sources; this is me absorbing, not me trying to copy, but I should admit a debt right away to the dozens of great pieces of meta I've read over the years.  I think a lot of my view of Angel the character comes from macha at Tea at the Ford and her writing on the "three protagonists of the verse," though, and so I'm going to give a special shout-out.

So let's talk season one.  Not my favourite year: in fact it's my least favourite televised Buffyverse season.  But it has a pretty good pilot (and it also has the Faith episodes and the emergence of Tim Minear as a creative force-to-be-reckoned with), so I (hopefully) have a few things to say.  SPOILERS FOR ALL OF ATS AND BTVS TV SERIES.

CITY OF: Mission Statements )




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So my lovely gf Rosemary and I started watching Angel a few months ago.  I've seen the whole thing many times, but this is her first time; she's watched all of BtVS, on my suggestion, though only once.  (We weren't dating when she watched it, and were living in different cities, so I didn't watch it with her except a few episodes here and there and about half of season seven.)  We're actually fairly far into it--midway through season two--but I've had all these thoughts and some of them I think are maybe worth sharing.  In principle I'd like to go through episode-by-episode, as I already have some notes I've made on most of the shows, but we'll see where this takes me/us (and also: many of the episodes are boring!).  So I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this, and plus my life is getting busy and stressful these days.  But you know, hopefully this is a fun outlet for me and hopefully someone enjoys reading it.

These are admittedly somewhat culled together from lots of other sources; this is me absorbing, not me trying to copy, but I should admit a debt right away to the dozens of great pieces of meta I've read over the years.  I think a lot of my view of Angel the character comes from macha at Tea at the Ford and her writing on the "three protagonists of the verse," though, and so I'm going to give a special shout-out.

So let's talk season one.  Not my favourite year: in fact it's my least favourite televised Buffyverse season.  But it has a pretty good pilot (and it also has the Faith episodes and the emergence of Tim Minear as a creative force-to-be-reckoned with), so I (hopefully) have a few things to say.  SPOILERS FOR ALL OF ATS AND BTVS TV SERIES.

CITY OF: Mission Statements )




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