Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off with a Soul

Front Cover
Stacey Abbott
Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 14, 2005 - Performing Arts - 265 pages
In 1999, Joss Whedon spun-off the vampire with a soul from Buffy the Vampire Slayer into his own Angel. Recast in L.A., Angel developed its own preoccupations, exploring a darker vision of alienation, atonement and the fight for redemption. The series ended in 2004, but its legion of loyal fans continues to petition the WB network for a new spin-off or motion picture on the ""Save Angel"" website and other online fansites. This book covers all five seasons, discussing the cinematic aesthetics of Angel, its music, shifting portrayals of masculinity, the noir Los Angeles setting, the superhero, and horror. A complete episode guide is included.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - xicanti - LibraryThing

A critical approach to the television series. I absolutely adore media criticism. I love seeing how others have approached films and television shows I've enjoyed, and I like delving beneath the ... Read full review

References to this book

About the author (2005)

Stacey Abbott is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Roehampton University

Bibliographic information