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(We've left Serenity out of the poll so it's just the Angel episodes.)
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Favorite Episode of the Week?
The Girl in Question
Least Favorite Episode of the Week?
The Girl in Question
Rewatching Angel, my favorite characters and episodes have remained the same, but I've gained a new perspective on certain events and I've also really enjoyed reading what other people think about each episode. Angel wasn't a show afraid to take risks -- Doyle's death, the move to the Hyperion, the birth of Connor, evil "Cordelia," the move to Wolfram and Hart, and the death of Fred -- those shakeups all majorly changed the feel of the show, and even though some worked better than others, it certainly kept things interesting.
Like Meaghan did in her Buffy recap post, I'm going to share some of my Angel favorites. :)
Character: Angel, definitely. I love his story of fighting for redemption and fighting for good. It's something I find very inspiring, and yet, Angel doesn't always do the right thing, which makes him even more interesting! I'm all about Angel. My other favorites are Connor, Illyria, Fred, Wesley, and Lindsey.
Season: I believe the show got stronger every season, my favorite being 5, then 4, 3, 2, 1. I much prefer the arc-heavy format of the later seasons (even season five -- there was an arc hidden in there) than the mostly case-of-the-week format of season one, and even though I love the main arc of season two, it has a lot of clunky episodes. There are almost no seriously below-average episodes in the later seasons, IMO.
Episode: I can't choose between Smile Time and Not Fade Away for my favorite episode. My other favorites include Benediction, Darla, Epiphany, Reunion, Home, and Deep Down. I could go on a while so I'll stop there. ;)
Moment: The final scene in Not Fade Away. Angel and Connor in Home. Connor running to find Holtz at the end of Benediction. Angel's epiphany in Epiphany. Puppet Angel!
Lines: "If there is no great glorious end to all this -- if nothing we do matters -- then all that matters is what we do. 'Cause that's all there is." - Angel in Epiphany; "Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be -- it's harsh, and cruel -- but that's why there's us. Champions. It doesn't matter where we come from, what we've done or suffered, or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world was what it should be, to show it what it can be." - Angel in Deep Down
Relationship: I'm not very 'shippy with this show, but I like Angel/Cordy and Fred/Gunn. I love the non-romantic relationships much more. Angel and Connor, Angel and Lindsey, Angel and Spike, Angel and Wesley, Wesley and Gunn -- they are all fascinating.
What about you? What are your favorites?
So, that's the end! We have finished Jossathon! Can you believe it? It's been a really good experience for me rewatching these shows that I love so much. Tomorrow we're having a wrap-up post with more polls and we'll tell you about some future ideas we have for the community, so don't go anywhere just yet. :)