I love both shows, and sometimes I have a hard time choosing between them. I find Angel
to be a more consistently good series. Buffy
was more likely to have its ups and downs. There would be a mix of good, average and poor episodes whereas Angel
was more consistent in terms of quality. It was fantastic at doing really dark, dramatic stuff. It was far more serious. Buffy
, however, had more lighthearted moments. Dark and serious Buffy
was sometimes less affective.
I think the only thing that might put Buffy
ahead of Angel
was that Buffy
had more stand-out, memorable individual episodes. Hush. The Body. Once More, With Feeling. Angel
really never experimented with its format in such a way.