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04 June 2010 @ 11:25 am
30 Days of Tv Meme - Day 04  




Angel

Another one of those not even a surprise. Do I really need to go into detail on why it's my favorite. Yes, I prefer it over BTVS. Yes, I wish it was it's own show and not a spin-off. Because it's a spin-off, a lot of people treat it like the redheaded stepchild. Does it have problems? Yes. All shows do. But the best of the best still makes me love it despite the worst of the worst.

And I'm hosting an awesome as hale rewatch at Stranger Things so if you want, come on and join the party!

Runner-Up: Popular or X-Files



Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled (Starved)
Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching (Nurse Jackie)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) (Glee)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
 
 
 
Nikki: ats: cc/db can't take my eyes off of younikkiwawa79 on June 4th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
LMAO we're going to have the same day 4. But, I'm sure you knew what mine was going to be, anyway ♥

But the best of the best still makes me love it despite the worst of the worst.

FUCK YES. THIS SFM!
Kelly: C/A Happyxlivvielockex on June 4th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Well, we do share a brain, remember? LOL

And for all the horrifically bad episodes, when it's good, it's so good you forget those.

Plus...Angel + Cordelia = ♥
(no subject) - nikkiwawa79 on June 4th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Angry Scientist: BR: Deckardangryscientist on June 4th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
I love the image you used for the show, it's perfection.

Angel >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BtVS

And go Cordy/Angel!
Kelly: ATS: Team Angelxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
I totally wanted to use an image not a lot of people would have seen. Buffy VS has a ton of the promos and most of them are really cool.
carpenyxcarpenyx on June 4th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Angel <333

OMG i adored Popular, lol :D
Kelly: Pop: MC Copxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Popular going out on a cliffhanger STILL gets me mad to this day. I want to find out what happened! Nicole had SUCH an awesome downward spiral!
Kerri: Bones | Booth/Brennankaczurda on June 4th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
I love Angel!! Well, what I've seen of it so far. I only finished the first & second seasons... but I am going to watch the rest this summer, hopefully. :)
Kelly: ATS: Smarter Angelxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
S2 is made of so much win. And I love the first half of S3. The second half of S3 is good but in a heartbreaking way. S4, I could enjoy more if it wasn't for all the behind the scenes crap. S5 though...even though I love Angel, I wish they never had a S5.
phantom_queenphantom_queen on June 4th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, good old C/A. I always liked Angel better than Buffy but when they both went bad, they both went bad.
Kelly: LOTS: Niccixlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh man, tell me about it! When they were bad, they were damn near unwatchable. You just want to cringe. But thankfully the good episodes totally outweigh the bad for me.
molecules and agitation: leonard: sleepyheaddacian_goddess on June 4th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Angel ♥

I've said it before, I'll say it again: for me, Buffy was all about the self-righteous black and white where Angel shaded and explored the grey areas. It's probably why I find even Angel's downhill moments more palatable.

Now if we could only figure out what it is about that combined 'verse that triggered Joss's fetish for throwing the surprise!spontaneous!teenager in the mix...
Kelly: ATS: Team Angelxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
I try not to figure out Joss' fetishes (like Sex is BAD! or mystical pregnanies, etc). It gives me a headache. LOL

But exactly why I liked Angel better. Angel was a more...human show if you will. About getting redemption and that things weren't always black and white in the world. People with souls do bad things, creatures without can do good. Despite being a supernatural show, Angel felt more realistic at times.
Rayrayruz on June 4th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Depending on how much Buffy I've seen in any given span of time, I will like Angel more because I've seen it less. *nodnod*

I have a hard time separating the two because for me BtVS and AtS are just two parts of the same whole.
Kelly: Buffy: Scythexlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
For me, they are such different shows, even right down to their mythos re: souls and good that I have a hard time not separating them. Buffy has the very black and white demons are bad, Buffy slays them idea. Angel has the some soulless demons are good, some souled people are bad, so you help who you can. I couldn't see Buffy being a long term part of the LA world simply because of who she is and what she is. She needs the black and white to survive.

I think that is why I lean towards liking Angel more. I like that kind of ambiguity. :)
yazizzle33: Cordy/Angel - Awakeningyazizzle33 on June 4th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
I love Angel way more than I like BTVS. BTVS never appealed to me the way Angel did. I liked it because it was witty at times, but I mainly watched for Cordy. Once she left, I lsot all basic interest in the show. Angel always struck me as a more mature piece of work, especially when compared to Buffy, which mind you I've only watched S1-3. But I liked that about Angel, and it was darker. Plus, C/A. :D How can you go wrong with that? ;)
Kelly: Buffy: Scythexlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, you should really watch past S3. S3 of BTVS is great but there are some really amazing episodes and plotlines in the later seasons. It has it's downs but I think one full watch is totally neccessary. LOL (And there is a great Faith episode in S4)

But I totally agree about Angel being the mature show. Even in the later seasons of Buffy. Buffy was still very much still finding herself whereas the Angel crew (even Cordelia) was grown.
(no subject) - yazizzle33 on June 5th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Emily: Wesley - wanna fight?bja727 on June 5th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
This show does not surprise me at all! I loved Angel while it was on, minus a few seasons that could have been a lot better. Wesley definately became my favorite character from the show, followed by Angel. I love that picture too, so I saved it incase I feel like using it sometime :)

I'm curious as to what tomorrows show will be.
Kelly: ATS: Wes RAWR!xlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I got it from Buffy VS, which has all kinds of neat promos and posters.

Wes had probably one of the most interesting and compelling story arcs in ANY Whedon show. He had that kind of slow progression from bumbling rogue demon hunter to bad-ass that you didn't really go woah, what was that. It was natural.
Eibhlin with a Bimpetusofadream on June 5th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Oh Angel. I always did love you more than Buffy. Cordy was so much better in LA than Sunnydale. And Angel was a MUCH better catch than Xander

*Still maintains that Gunn/Fred pwns Wes/Fred* Why yes I love Egypt! It's so nice and sunny there. And that De Nile. Such a lovely river.

Hah yeah love the pick. Though mine is decided on the complete opposite end of the spectrum.
Kelly: ATS: Wes/Faith Croppedxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm all about Wes with Faith so Gunn can have Fred. LOL I'm not much of a Fred fan, which gets me a lot of flack, I know.

I like Angel because Angel had a personality! He wasn't just some mysterious dude that follows Buffy around. We got to see him as a person, with more sides than just brooding vampire. Cordy too. There are so many little moments where we get to see what a good heart she really has.
(no subject) - impetusofadream on June 6th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - softly_me on June 6th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - impetusofadream on June 6th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
leobrat: Liamleobrat on June 5th, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
This surprises me not at all. And this show...this show...

Kelly: ATS: Smarter Angelxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I know. Anyone who has been here for more than 5 minutes knew how I was going to answer this. LOL
bucybuce7590: BTVS surprisebucybuce7590 on June 5th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
lol How did I know?! =P
Kelly: Buffy: Spike Defxlivvielockex on June 5th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping I can surprise with at least one day but today, nope. Anyone who has been here for just a minute knows what I was going to pick.
(no subject) - bucybuce7590 on June 6th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Me: AtS Not Fade Awaysoftly_me on June 6th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, I wish it was it's own show and not a spin-off. Because it's a spin-off, a lot of people treat it like the redheaded stepchild.

YES. All of this! I actually do prefer BtVS, but I still get annoyed when people brush of AtS or only watch the crossover episodes. One of my biggest complaints about BtVS is how Angel was treated. He had almost no development and no purpose outside of his romantic story with Buffy. I'm so glad he got his own show because we got the change to see a full, developed character, someone who does a lot more than brood and make puppy eyes at Buffy.
Kelly: ATS: Team Angelxlivvielockex on June 8th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
They could have put anyone in as Angel and it would have been the same on Buffy. We don't know shit about him really and he has zero personality except to be "that brooding love interest" for Buffy.

And that is exactly how I feel too. I hated him on BTVS. I was like why are you here but I love him on Angel.
sherrilina: Cordy/Angel (Angel)sherrilina on August 23rd, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
My favorite as well! I mean, I do have some new interests and loves, but nothing so far I've rewatched as much and often as ATS, and still equally adored...I agree it's better than BTVS, I like the greater ambiguity/complexity, the greater drama and darkness and emotion, etc.
Kelly: ATS: Team Angelxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
It is weird because I do love other shows but I haven't loved one as hard or as much as Angel ever. Legend of the Seeker comes really really close but if I am up early in the morning, I know I'm going to watch Angel on TNT. Even if the episode is half over or I am doing something else. I mean, my brain just automatically goes "Oh, 6am, Angel is on TNT." It is that much a part of me.
(no subject) - sherrilina on August 24th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC) (Expand)