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amdmiami August 10 2008 06:10 AM

Buffy or Angel?
This often comes up a lot about which show you prefer the most. Personally, I love Buffy more because there's something about it that Angel could never recapture. I think it has something to do with the characters.

Which show do you prefer?

Skywalker August 10 2008 06:12 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?

Er, sorry. Angel.

label August 10 2008 06:24 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Firefly likely would have surpassed Angel, but alas, Fox was governed by absolute morons at the time.

Hence, Angel was the more mature, better series. (Buffy was great but never really matured to where Angel did)

Lindley August 10 2008 07:02 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Buffy has more fun moments, but Angel tells strong more consistently.

OdoWanKenobi August 10 2008 07:04 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
I absolutely love Buffy, but Angel was the more mature, and better written series. Buffy more or less remained pretty light through out its run. Angel was always a bit darker and deeper. Angel was able to establish its own identity separate from Buffy. Few spinoffs can truly say that.

acs12798 August 10 2008 08:11 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Angel. I like the more solid stories of Angel. Also, while Buffy was more comedic in general, I think I laughed out loud more watching Angel. I also began to dislike Buffy(the character) as the show went on. Angel, on the other hand, I liked as a character more and more as the show went on.

Shurik August 10 2008 09:09 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Angel, it was darker, more mature, better written and better acted.

Seven of Five August 10 2008 09:37 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
My head says Angel, but my heart says Buffy. I know Angel was the darker, better-written series, and I was as hooked on Angel as I was on Buffy when I first bought them on DVD. Buffy was the show I watched growing up though (well, the first few seasons) and there's just this chemistry between the characters that is never quite the same on Angel, especially seasons 1-3 when they were all still at school. And that's taking into account the huge drop off in quality in the later years.

AdmiralGarak August 10 2008 10:07 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Angel, for pretty much the same reasons that everybody has already listed.

Bob The Skutter August 10 2008 10:21 AM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
I love both shows, although, out of the Whedon shows to date, I think I'd have to pick Angel as my favourite. I think Firefly could have surpassed it in time, but it didn't get the chance.

Reverend August 10 2008 12:05 PM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Apples and Oranges. Common characters and continuity aside, they're two very different shows. For personal preference I vote Buffy, but that's not a measure of which is "better", just my tastes. What tipped the scales for me is that Buffy had more experimental episodes and dared to try radically different things. The one where everyone's voices were stolen, the musical one, the one where Buff hallucinates that she's really in an institution (more the the severly dark ending than the actual episode) and of course the one where she finds Joyce on the couch.

As for never felt right after Cordelia left. By that I mean became a higher being. Everything that happened after that with her wasn't the same character.

Ethros August 10 2008 01:25 PM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Arrgh, it's Sophie's choice all over again! ;)

I love Buffy, but I'd have to say Angel overall for consistency and brilliance from start to finish.
Although in 20-30 years or so, when I look back at "the Buffyverse" it will always be Buffy that first comes to mind, mainly the core four of Buffy, Xander, Willow and Giles researching in the library

Chemahkuu August 10 2008 02:26 PM

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Jen August 10 2008 02:57 PM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
I gotta say Angel. Like most people, I love both shows, but there was something about Angel that made it "click" better than Buffy. I'm thinking it was the characters in addition to the wonderful and strong storylines that kept getting better as time went on.

P0sitr0nic August 10 2008 04:11 PM

Re: Buffy or Angel?
Angel. Definately.

Buffy was high school. Angel was adult life.

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