Pilot: City Of
DVD Season 1
Tara I. – TwoCents Staff Reviewer
Angel Broodometer: 6
The City of Angels, or in this case, the City of Angel. In the pilot episode, Angel moves to L.A. and becomes a private investigator. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Angel until I watched the pilot again. It combines all the great Whedon elements: comedy, martial arts, and, of course, because this is Angel, brooding.
The pilot teaser is the perfect introduction to Angel's character. We're shown someone who, at first, appears to be drunk. It isn't until a suspicious group of men leave with some young, blonde (of course) women that Angel drops his act and turns into a vampire-killing machine. With the help of a few convenient stakes up his sleeve, he prevents the women from becoming vampire kibble. Of course, he's not just any hero, he's Angel, so when one of the young women tries to thank him, he snarls at her (literally) to leave him alone.