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The hole in the world: Why 'Angel' is better than 'Buffy'

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Fifteen years ago this week, Angel premiered on the WB. A spinoff of the much-beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show would run for five seasons, leaving the air in May of 2004—one year after Buffy’s series finale. In the subsequent years, Buffy‘s legend would only grow as critics and fans alike acknowledged the debt modern television owed to it. Angel, however, would linger in the background, never really forgotten but also never really championed, even as it sits just a few clicks away from its sister series on Netflix and Hulu.

But Angel is every bit as vital as Buffy. In fact, it might even be better. READ FULL STORY

Recapping five seasons of 'Angel' -- on napkins

It all began on July 5, with a fateful Tweet from Joss Whedon in which he drew Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Buffy on a napkin. Suddenly, it seemed only right to continue recapping Buffy, also on napkins. It happened. It was glorious. Don’t ask questions.

But you can’t recap Buffy without also referencing Angel—the darker, grimmer crossover cousin to Whedon’s first season. It sometimes gets short shrift for having a lead that did more punning with brooding, but Angel had an arguably more insightful take on the world than its mother series. But I’m not here to argue. I’m here to doodle on napkins at work. (Watch out, the recaps have spoilers. And before you begin, here’s the recommended soundtrack.)

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