View Poll Results: Which show did you like better?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 41 68.33%
Angel 10 16.67%
Neither 1 1.67%
I liked them both equally 7 11.67%
Something else 1 1.67%
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:33 PM
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Buffy vs Angel

Which show did you like better?
Old 07-13-2018, 01:41 PM
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I'm an Angel guy myself. When I was working nights, it was on in the mornings (and just about the only decent show on in the morning at the time), and Buffy was not. I had never really watched Buffy so it was mostly entirely new to me, and most of the frequent Buffy references went over my head, but I pieced it together from the clues provided and it was still a compelling show despite that.

I've watched most of Buffy since then, and I enjoyed it, but I just don't like it as much. It seemed very messy to me, with a lot of stuff going on in a lot of places, where Angel seemed much more focused, to me at least.


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Old 07-13-2018, 01:41 PM
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I met my wife on a Buffy message board.
The whole "school/growing up = horror movie" thing
Overall excellent writing/acting
"Hush," "Pangs," "The Body," "Once More, With Feeling"

"Beer Bad"
Marti Noxon as show runner Season 6

Angel had higher highs ("Smile Time," "Not Fade Away") but also lower lows (Season 4). Buffy wins for higher average show strength.
Old 07-13-2018, 02:04 PM
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Buffy easily. I actually gave up on Angel at one point and stopped watching and only came back for crossovers and the final few episodes. I eventually went back and watched what I had missed. The season with teenage Angryson McAngstyface was a chore.

Buffy was great. Event the weak episodes have good moments and the weakest seasons (6 and 7) have gems of episodes.

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Old 07-13-2018, 02:25 PM
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Buffy. Didn't take even a moment's reflection.
Old 07-13-2018, 02:40 PM
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Buffy easily, when I was watching. Though I liked it okay, I never even bothered watching the last season of Angel. But then I discovered Buffy when it was first airing.

Now? I can't watch either, they've lost all replay value for me. There is something irritatingly dated to them that I can't quite put my finger on. Having been part of the fandom briefly didn't help( pretty much the only fandom I ever dug into in terms of community ). I can still watch Firefly for some reason, but I doubt I will ever revisit old Buffy/Angel stuff.

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Old 07-13-2018, 02:54 PM
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I went with both equally. Both shows had poor seasons but when they found their way they hit it out of park. Buffy probably has more signature episodes ("Hush", "Once More with Feeling", "The Body") but I liked the characters on Angel more. They also tackled more interesting topics in Angel.
Old 07-13-2018, 02:57 PM
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Buffy, by far. In fact, I didn't really care for the Angel character on Buffy.
Old 07-13-2018, 02:57 PM
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Buffy. Angel I watched out of habit. Buffy I watched because I wanted to know what happened next.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:19 PM
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The women were way hotter on Buffy. As a high school boy I loved watching that show.
Old 07-13-2018, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by silenus View Post
Angel had higher highs ("Smile Time," "Not Fade Away") but also lower lows (Season 4). Buffy wins for higher average show strength.
Angel season 4 is one of my favorite seasons of all Buffy/Angel.
Old 07-13-2018, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Oredigger77 View Post
As a high school boy I loved watching that show.
I think this is what is making the difference for me. I never watched either show until I was well out of high school, so I just related more the fully adult world of Angel. I was already past the whole high-school/teenager thing.
Old 07-19-2018, 08:02 PM
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Angel season 2 was the best thing Joss Whedon related ever. Yeah even counting Firefly (which I actually watched for its entire original run, take that. johnny come latelies only knowing it from dvd and sheeit)
Old 07-19-2018, 09:00 PM
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Angel, by a good long shot. The only problem I had with season four was that, wants the Beast/Jasmine arc started rolling, you simply had to watch every episode. There was no let up.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:38 PM
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Buffy. No contest for me.
Old 07-20-2018, 09:27 AM
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Buffy (and really only early Buffy for me). The only good thing to come out of Angel was Amy Acker.
Old 07-20-2018, 10:11 AM
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Buffy. I love Angel, but Buffy was better - SMG carried the lead better, the ensemble was tighter, and it was overall fresher. Funnier, too. Plus I prefer a school setting to a corporate one, any day.
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I like them both a lot. I give an edge to Buffy, though, because they kept Willow through all 7 seasons, while Angel lost Fred to Illyria. I was glad that Illyria was still Amy Acker, yet it wasn't the same at all. I loved Fred, but Illyria was so weird.
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I liked both, but Buffy was better.

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