I am presently watching a marathon of Angel, Season 5. The U.S. television show with Angel the vampire who takes over an evil law firm with his associates when an old friend/rival of Angel’s shows up. Spike. A previously evil vampire who fought to regain his soul to gain the love of his beloved Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. If you didn’t watch either show, you won’t understand. I’m being nostalgic – Buffy’s last show was in 2003 and Angel’s was in 2004. All of this was the creation of the famous Joss Whedon, currently the master of The Avengers, etc.
My favorite season of either of the shows, was Angel’s season 5. Spike, my favorite vampire (see here where I talked about Spike and Guy of Gisborne).
One of the ongoing dramas of the Angel/Buffy shows was the frenemy relationship of Angel and Spike. Angel the vampire created Drusilla who created Spike. Angel and Spike were part of a vampire “family” that included Angel, Spike, Drusilla (, and Darla (Julie Benz). Darla was the vampire that created Angel. Angel and Spike were rivals for both Drusilla and for Buffy. That tension was what made Angel, Season 5 so interesting.
From “Smile Time“, an Angel season 5 episode where Angel is turned into a Muppet. So clever and hilarious!!
My favorite vampire, Spike. I miss him so much! James Marsters was the perfect actor to play him. Sadly, Marsters hasn’t found the right venue to showcase his enormous talent since then. I guess he has other priorities.