I just finished watching “Angel”. Anyone who says it is better than “Buffy” likes to kill people with dead puppies and comes from questionable parentage.
“Angel” was mildly entertaining at times but much of it was fairly directionless. It was very obvious which episodes had Joss Whedon’s writing behind it because those were usually of much better quality. The biggest problem, I think, was the real lack of strong female characters like they had in “Buffy”. Things just always sort of happened to the females and that’s a shame. Giving Amy Acker a strong persona when she changes from Fred to Illyria near the end of the series shows just how wrong they went. Here they have an incredibly talented actor and they make here a folksy love interest of all of the male leads who does the “I’m just a girl” thing way too often. When given the chance to flex her kick ass side she really shines. But then the series was cancelled and needed to be wrapped up quickly. Despite being a fast wrap up, it was very satisfying.
So now I need to find another series to watch. What should it be folks? The only prerequisite is that it must be on Netflix. Someone was recommending something to me not too long ago but I have since forgotten. It’s too bad “Justified” isn’t on Netflix because I hear that’s pretty good.