Angel : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Mar 19, 2013
    50
    Weighed down by an uncertain design, the rookie series certainly is off to a rocky start. [5 Oct 1999, p.2E]
  2. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Caryn James
    Mar 19, 2013
    60
    This first episode won't grab new viewers by the throat either, although it does reveal David Boreanaz's immense attraction as the brooding, hunky, laconic vampire. [5 Oct 1999, p.E7]
  3. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Mar 19, 2013
    60
    The first episode of Angel is exciting and enticing. [5 Oct 1999, p.74]
  4. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Mar 19, 2013
    40
    The premiere of Angel suggests this is a fairly grim and humorless series, though perhaps not entirely predictable. With no Buffy to offset the intensely glowering and eternally brooding Angel (David Boreanaz), the former love of her life, the spinoff becomes a sort of "Touched By a Vampire," a show in danger of taking itself far too seriously and the audience far too lightly. [4 Oct 1999]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 157 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 18, 2011
    9
    Season 1 was pretty good and some good surprises. It was really awesome to see familiar characters from Buffy. It was also cool to seeSeason 1 was pretty good and some good surprises. It was really awesome to see familiar characters from Buffy. It was also cool to see Cordelia grow as a person. Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This was a great show with romance, action and interesting plot twists. I'm actually still curious why to this day it was cancelled because the ratings were up and nothing was wrong with the show. The show was going in a good direction and had good actors in it as well. I usually watch this series at least once a year from start to finish and wish it would of never been cancelled to begin with. I think it was a bad call on WB's part. I will say that the they had a few sad episodes which brought a tear to my eye in the beginning and one especially in the last season when a main character goes. You'd do yourself a favor to watch this show. Full Review »
  3. Mar 19, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I cannot think of a better TV show that is based around vampires than Angel. The most moving part of season 1 is definitely when Doyle sacrifices himself to save Angel, Cordelia and a large group of Brachen's. Besides this episode, I thought that Angel cutting off Lindsay's hand was quite humorous. Full Review »