Ah, yes, the Whedonverse. I actually enjoyed Angel more than BTVS. Particulars? Let’s start with the setting: We’re finally out of school. Sure, BTVS moves out of school in season 4, too, but not really. I mean, the Hell Hole is still under the remains of the school, Buffy and Willow go to college, which is just an extension of school, and when the school is rebuilt, Buffy starts a job as counselor; also, Dawn goes to school. So, Angel In the big City of Fallen Angels. It seems Angel isn’t new to town, as we find out he spent a good deal of time there with his tortured soul. Over the course of the first two seasons, Angel establishes himself a nice little dubious problem solving company. After all, he has a rent to pay, as well as employees. Well, more like partners: Doyle, a half-demon, who receives visions from the Powers to guide a Warrior, i.e. Angel, to save humanity from damnation, and Cordelia, an arrogant, self-absorbed wannabe-actress who used to have rich parents, but since they never paid taxes… well, I trust you know what the IRS do to their kind. Doyle dies in the first season, passing the gift of visions on to Cordelia, which starts a gradual change in Cordelia’s character. Additions throughout the series: Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, a former Watcher, a formidable fighter, for a human, with vast occult knowledge; Lorne, an empath demon from a world where music is unknown who runs a karaoke bar; Charles Gunn, a street kid whose gang is at war with the vampires; Winnifred “Fred” Burkle, a physicist from Texas who was trapped in Lorne’s dimension for 5 years, Connor, Angel’s son, who was abducted by his arch nemesis into a hell dimension where time goes much faster than on earth, and Spike, who has also gotten himself a soul. Angel’s world is much darker than Buffy’s, and I like dark. Also, not everything is cut as clear as in BTVS.