Articles for Angel Season 5

Apart from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, James Marsters was known for his appearance on the spin-off Angel. He continued to play the role of Spike, the irreverent vampire turned incorporeal being, when he returned in the fifth season of the series. After his death during Buffy’s final season, he was resurrected by an amulet and battled enemies such as “The Reaper” and psychotic slayer Dana. Later, he became some sort of a rival to Angel, akin to a hero before being corrupted by the system of Wolfram & Hart. Notable for his lust for violence, he was considered as a paradox amongst vampires on the show, often contradicting vampire principles and embracing various aspects of humanity such as love and loyalty. Read more »
Vincent Kartheiser got his break on television with his roles as Connor on the spin-off series Angel. As the “miracle” human child of vampires, Angel and Darla, he possessed typical abilities of vampires, including superhuman strength, speed, recuperation, heightened sense and durability. He spent his childhood in Hell dimension and retuned to Los Angeles as a man raging in fury. Despite his being defeated by both Faith and Angel, he was considered stronger than most demons and vampires. Throughout the show, he was attracted to women like Sunny, Cordelia Chase, Faith Lehane, Tracy, and Illyria. Read more »
A few months ago, CBS‘s risky horror offering Moonlight was a vampire series suffering from dull fangs.   Not only was the concept kind of tired, a private eye afflicted with a taste for human blood and very low sun tolerance, but the initial casting and story development was far from compelling.  Enter Angel co-creator David Greenwalt.  Not only does he have Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on his resume, he is also a proven good luck charm for genre efforts in general including Eureka, Jake 2.0, The X-Files, and more. Read more »
On the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel, Christian Kane was known as the morally ambiguous lawyer Lindsey McDonald.  He was introduced in the first episode of the show and was featured prominently in the story arcs of seasons 1, 2 and 5.  As an attorney at Wolfram & Hart, he legally represented vampires, demons and evil humans, and aimed to kill Angel (David Boreanaz) for the better part of the series.  Due to an unrevealed mystical process, he became gifted with strength, speed, and endurance but unfortunately met his end at the hands of the Angel‘s sidekick demon Lorne.  At present, the 33-year-old Texas native remains active in the music circuit, as well as in the movie industry. Read more »
Mercedes McNab was known for playing Harmony Kendall on the spin-off Angel, as well as its root series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where she was introduced as one of the members of Cordelia Chase‘s (Charisma Carpenter) clique.  She joined Wolfram & Hart, as a member of the secretarial pool and eventually became the personal secretary of Angel (David Boreanaz).  More often appearing as a vampire than as a human, she possessed superhuman strength, durability, and speed, along with virtual immortality.  In the coming months, the 27-year-old actress will be taking on a series of thriller movies, which are all expected to hit the theaters later this year. Read more »
Before David Boreanaz became the relatively simple-thinking, rough around the edges FBI agent Seeley Booth on FOX‘s Bones, he was best known to television audiences as the brooding vampire with a soul, Angel.  Originally meant as a charismatic adversary for Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s titular character on Angel‘s parent show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boreanaz became a regular fixture on the program until series creator, Joss Whedon deemed him worthy of his very own vehicle. It‘s been three years since Angel concluded and went off the air.  Fans of the immortal series have been without their avenging hero for too long.  Alas, Angel aficionados can now rest in peace with the scheduled release of the complete, ultimate collector‘s edition DVD box set. Read more »
Joss Whedon is one of those rare geniuses who, in my opinion, never fails to deliver. He created Angel, a spin-off to the international cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that centered around our favorite vampire with a soul.For the first time ever, all five seasons of the hit supernatural drama will be packaged together in a 30-disc special collector‘s box uniquely designed for the ultimate fan. It hit the streets today, and retails for $139.98, but one lucky fan can get his/her very own right here courtesy of BuddyTV.  Read on to see how. Read more »
The sixth annual Emerald City ComiCon takes place this weekend, May 10th and 11th, at the Washington State Convention Center in the fair city of Seattle.  Among of the special media guests who will be in attendance are Jamie Bamber, who plays Major Lee "Apollo" Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Julie Benz, who plays Rita Bennett on Dexter and who played Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.BuddyTV will be attending the Emerald City ComiCon and interviewing Jamie Bamber and Julie Benz, as well as giving away free goodies for all convention attendees at the BuddyTV booth. Read more »
Julie Benz graciously attended the Emerald City ComiCon held in Seattle, Washington this past weekend. Probably best known for playing the vampire Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Benz participated in a Q and A session during the event, allowing fans to personally ask her questions.Benz started out the session tentatively, just repeating "Hi" over and over again. It was endearing that she looked so hesitant and awkward at being in the spotlight. Read more »
After recently announcing that his wife and star of How I Met Your Mother Alyson Hannigan is pregnant with their first child, Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Alexis Denisof will appear on Private Practice as an expecting father – with two pregnant wives.  TV Guide reports that Denisof will play prospective daddy with a case of Big Love on the November 19th episode of the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.  As a refresher, Hannigan, 34, is expected to give birth to their first child on the spring of 09.  The two met on the set of Buffy during the 1999 season and eventually got married in a resort near Palm Springs, California on October of 2003.As Denisof’s character Rudy arrives at Oceanside Wellness, he comes in with a pregnant woman in tow.  He then returns later with another pregnant woman in need of Dr. Addie Montgomery’s (Kate Walsh) attention.  Surely, Hannigan must be praying it’s all fiction and has nothing to do with real life events.  Curiously, the episode is entitled “Serving Two Masters.” Read more »
According to E!Online, Andy Hallett, who played the green demon Lorne on Angel, died Sunday from heart failure. He was 33. His agent Pat Brady told E!Online that Hallett died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital following a five-year battle with heart disease. Fans remember Hallett as Lorne, the owner of Caritas, a demon bar where he would often singe karaoke. Lorne first appeared in season 2 and helped Angel track down Cordelia at the end of that season in his home dimension of Pylea. Hallett quickly became an integral part of &lName Read more »
Earlier this week it was announced that there is a Buffy the VampireSlayer movie in the works. Normally, this would have Buffy and Jossfans in a frenzy of excitement. But there‘s a catch! It‘s not likelythat any of the cast from the hit TV show will be a part of it, andneither will creator/director Joss Whedon. This got me thinking, well what‘s the point? You take away theingredients that made the television show a success, what are you leftwith? The disaster that was the first Buffy film? Or a reinventedsuccess?   Read more »
There‘s no denying that vampires are sexier than ever.  With True Blood season 2 going strong, the Twilight sequel New Moon on the horizon, and new shows like the CW‘s Vampire Diaries, it‘s a great time to be a vampire, and as all women know, there‘s nothing more alluring than an undead man.Everyhot vampire leaves normal girls filled with passion, and now you canfind out which vampire really gets your motor running with BuddyTV‘snewest personality quiz, Who is Your Vampire Soulmate? Read more »
Saturday night of Comic-Con, at the Entertainment Weekly / SyFy party, my world came crashing down. I‘m a huge fan of Joss Whedon and I‘m generally obsessed with Firefly. I haven‘t had the time to make a fan vid about it yet, but believe me, I will. So, imagine my utter despair as Joss Whedon told me that Firefly is over. "No one‘s ever given me the slightest hope," he said when asked about the franchise. I might be naive, but that‘s not the answer I was expecting. Comic books, straight to dvd, nothing? Read more »
There are obviously some similarities between The Vampire Diaries and Twilight,no matter what Damon Salvatore might have to say about it.  But afterwatching the fourth episode, I realized that, when you start looking atthe characters and storylines, The Vampire Diaries has a lot more in common with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.A little more than a decade after Buffy hit our TVs, The Vampire Diariesis following an eerily similar path, with similar relationships, plotdevices, and romances.  Here are just a few of the shockingsimilarities I‘ve discovered.  Read more »
TV remakes rarely surpass their original predecessors but CBS‘ Hawai Five-O is shaping up to be one hell of a show, thanks to its Whedonverse friendly cast. After enlisting Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim, who played Gavin Park on Angel for three years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel alum James Marsters is now coming on board.Daniel Dae Kim Joins Hawaii Five-O Reboot  Read more »
Many of our favorite TV shows are celebrating their final curtain call this month--some are season finales, some endings are just for a series. And this got us thinking of TV endings that left us scratching our heads or screaming at our TV screens, and quite possibly left us in our own little world of loathing. It‘s hard enough to deal with the fact that your favorite TV series is coming to a close, but it‘s even more frustrating to see an ending that didn‘t live up to its hype. Here‘s our list, with some help from our Facebook followers, of some of the most controversial and disappointing finales. Read more »
Earlier today, we tweeted our best birthday wishes to that creative, hilarious, enigmatic and prolific powerhouse Joss Whedon, who turns 46 today, and these 133 characters pretty much sum up our feelings for the guy:Happy Birthday Joss Whedon! Thank you for Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible & your big, brilliant brain! Love, The WorldWe don‘t often think we speak for the world, but in this case we were willing to bet that the world stands with us.As much as birthdays are about celebration and love, they‘re also about reflection. Joss Whedon has accomplished so much in his 46 years, even just in the TV realm: he‘s brought us the many-treasured worlds of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, put his unique stamp on episodes of Glee and The Office, and taught the Internet what it was capable of with Dr. Horrible‘s Sing-Along Blog. It‘s not an exaggeration to say that without the strong, smart and ass-kicking characters of Joss Whedon, the TV land we love so well would not be the same.So, in the spirit of both celebration and reflection on this, Joss Whedon‘s birthday, we want to know:Who‘s your favorite Joss Whedon hero?  Read more »
Thanks to an interview with an astronomer, the Internet has gone crazy over new truths written in the stars. Instead of the 12 zodiac constellations we‘ve all known and loved, it turns out that there‘s a 13th zodiac sign out there. And it‘s called Ophiuchus. Weird... Read more »
No show is complete without the element of romance. TV history is rife with supercouples, friends who end up dating and, of course, the love triangles. No matter what pairing you‘re rooting for, there‘s bound to be a third party thrown in. That‘s how all exciting storylines begin after all. Read more »
If you‘ve ever dreamt of kicking butt with Buffy in Sunnydale, or going on board the Serenity with Captain Mal, or appearing on Dr. Horrible‘s little video blog, then you owe a lot to Joss Whedon, who‘s celebrating his birthday today! So, happy birthday, Joss, and thank you for sharing your moody, crazy, awesome ideas with us! Read more »
You‘re reading this on BuddyTV, which means you‘re probably familiar with all the things we do on this site: bring you the latest in the world of television, from which House star is appearing on The Good Wife to who got the shocking boot on last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance. Yeah, I think you‘re quite familiar with that. So, let‘s see how much you learned this week, shall we? Read more »
With the recent debut of Suits on USA, Gina Torres is back on television. The actress, known for her roles in shows like Firefly, Angel, Alias and 24, plays Jessica Pearson -- the apparently calm, rational senior partner of the law firm -- on the new show.Torres recently spoke with reporters about Suits, her history of portraying strong women and the role of Jessica. Read more »
Vampires have always been prevalent in the small screen, so hey, it was inevitable that we do a quiz about them. But we‘re also celebrating the premiere of True Blood‘s latest season, which gives us perfect timing to bring blood and bloodsuckers to your brains.  Read more »
With Comic-Con merely weeks away now, it‘s time to start thinking about exactly which panels and screenings to attend. The networks and production studios are well aware of this and are already doing their best to lure unsuspecting conventioneers to their shows. Among those vying for your attendance are FOX‘s Terra Nova and NBC‘s Grimm. Read more »
TV really gets going at Comic-Con on Friday, July 22. Some of the biggest TV shows and stars will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions, show exclusive clips and more! Read more »
This fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans are going to be very, very happy. A number of the shows stars are already on major TV shows, and now, two more stars of the iconic series are going to guest star on the CW‘s Supernatural.According to TVLine, Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters (aka Cordelia and Spike from Buffy and Angel) will both guest star on the fifth episode of Supernatural season 7 titled "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" (which is a little nicer than calling Criss Angel a douchebag, but not by much). They will play a married couple much like the one on Bewitched, where Carpenter plays a witch who gets wronged and takes her wrath out on her town.  Read more »
Ignore the super-sweet title. Forget the sound-bite descriptions about a doctor who learns the meaning of life from a dead woman. Don‘t recall the many overly-sweet ghosts of pop culture.None of that has anything to do with A Gifted Man. Because none of that does justice to this complicated, smart and thoroughly lovely drama. Read more »
As Once Upon a Time continues its epic journey through virtually every fairy tale familiar to TV audiences, the cast continues to grow. Recently, a couple of prominent casting decisions have been made. Who will join Once Upon a Time for episodes in 2012? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
When The Lying Game returns to ABC Family next year, things are really going to be shaken up. Sure, there‘s the matter of Sutton disappearing, but there‘s also the return of a face from Ted (Andy Buckley) and Alec‘s (Adrian Pasdar) past that could reveal more secrets.Charisma Carpenter -- you might‘ve seen her recently on Supernatural, and you definitely remember her from Buffy and Angel -- is headed to the show as Rebecca "Annie" Sewell, Char‘s (Kirsten Prout) aunt who left Phoenix many years ago, and whose return will definitely ruffle some feathers. She recently talked to reporters about what to expect from Annie, including whether the fact that she looks very much like Alexandra Chando means anything -- could she be Sutton and Emma‘s actual parents? Highlights start in the next paragraph: Read more »
There have been plenty of gruesome monsters on Grimm. But could there be anything more terrifying than a murderous creature with spider-like tendencies? It seems unlikely. You might be able to make a decision on that after you check out a Grimm video from the upcoming episode, "Tarantella." Read more »
If you‘re a TV nerd heading to the San Diego Comic-Con, it doesn‘t get much better than this: Firefly will have a 10-year anniversary panel at this year‘s SDCC! Read more »
You can‘t stop the signal and you can‘t stop the awesomeness. Not at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con anyway. That‘s because Firefly, Joss Whedon‘s cult sci-fi show will be on hand for a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series. Keep reading for all of the details! Read more »
This year‘s Bones panel at Comic Con treated us to insights about season 8 as well as some musing on where Bones and Booth‘s physical relationship should go.Who Was ThereDavid Boreanaz (Booth)Emily Deschanel (Bones)Stephen Nathan (Executive Producer) Read more »
What can make Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion cry? A ballroom full of 4,800 Firefly fans. Especially if a large portion of those fans have camped out overnight for the privilege of being in attendance at the 10th anniversary reunion of the series. And they‘re wearing Jayne hats. And brown coats. Lots of brown coats.  Read more »
In what is possibly the most awesome news of all-time, ABC has ordered a pilot for a new series, S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel comic book organization featured in The Avengers. Even better? Joss Whedon is set to co-write and direct the pilot.It seriously doesn‘t get any cooler than this. Read more »
While it‘s not exactly a Buffy-Angel reunion that most fans would want, it might be as close as we‘re going to get on Bones. Freddie Prinze Jr. (who also happens to be the husband of former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar) has been cast in the upcoming season of Bones.   Read more »
It‘s that time of year again. The calendar is turning to March, which means (hopefully) nicer weather, leprechauns, and brackets, brackets, brackets! In March we all go mad for pitting our favorite things against each other in bracket form, whether it‘s basketball teams or television shows. Read more »
With the final bracket decided, the Buddy Battles are truly beginning to commence. Now it‘s time to vote your favorite classic Scooby gang. Remember that Scooby gangs fight crime or solve mysteries, and if a show has ended the gangs are considered classic. Read more »
The first round of the Buddy Battles were intense and we lost some admirable Scooby gangs along the way. Goodbye Pretty Little Liars. Congrats on your new film, but so long Veronica Mars. Read more »
It‘s down to the wire now in the Buddy Battles. Where there were once 20 Scooby gangs, there are now four. And after this week, we‘ll be down to our final two. Read more »
With the first week of the Buddy Battles behind us, it‘s now time to move on to the final bracket. In total, 16 Scooby gangs will enter the bracket, but only one will be victorious. Who will be the last one standing? Only your votes can help decide.  Read more »
On Sunday‘s The Strain, "Creatures of the Night," we saw a major character killed off after a failed attempt to rid of him of the worms that cause vampirism failed and he was gunned down, with permission, by a new member of his group.This was a shocking turn of events since we‘re in the middle of the first season and while this character is by no means the lead of the show, he was one of the co-leads. He, however, is not alone in being a major character to die early--and by early, we mean in the first season of what are multiple-season shows. Read more »
TV might love the bad boys (and bad girls) but it loves something else even more. While nothing can be beat a good villain, there is something special about a good character turning bad or doing bad things on TV. Sometimes they do things just to survive, sometimes they are backed into a corner and sometimes they just like a straight-up prick. Here are some the most famous examples of good characters being bad on TV. Read more »
The Flash, Arrow, Lucifer and The Originals are just some of the TV shows that are making room for new characters. Read on for more details of the latest casting roundup. Read more »
In a world of shared movie universes and franchises built on a familiar name, crossovers have become very popular. TV has been throwing various characters from different shows together in a single episode for decades. In recent years, TV crossovers have become more frequent and more surprising. Sadly, most of them don‘t work out. In a few cases, though, a weird and unexpected crossover can create something fascinating and special. Here are eight surprising TV crossovers that actually worked. Read more »
Television loves rebooting old shows. This past year saw the returns of The X-Files and Gilmore Girls, with reboots of Prison Break and Twin Peaks already on tap for 2017. We also have new shows like Girl Meets World, Fuller House and the upcoming 24: Legacy.  Read more »
Sigh. It‘s been a whole week since that shocking finale, and we‘re still not okay. We‘re desperately trying to find something to fill the Riverdale-shaped hole in our hearts. If you loved Riverdale and need a substitute to get you through the in-between, here are 10 shows that you‘ll love.  Read more »