All 22 episodes of ‘Angel’ Season 5 (2003-04), ranked (TV review)

“Angel” Season 5 (2003-04, The WB) sends the series out with a bang, ironically because it’s a season of intriguing fresh starts. Unlike with the final season of “Buffy” one year before this, Joss Whedon did not intend for this to be the final season of “Angel” (the WB’s cancellation announcement came while episode 17 was being shot).

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‘Cabin in the Woods’ an original reconstruction of horror genre, but it falls short of its potential (Movie review)

I’m currently finding myself disappointed with the end of “Angel” Season 4 in my “Rewatching and reviewing the classics” project, because the story of a secretly evil god coming to Earth and making her followers blindly happy while she eats them for sustenance is too broad of an idea to work on a week-to-week basis. It burns brightly but soon fades, and renders the main characters secondary. Yet I can’t deny that I’m watching a story arc that no TV visionary other than Joss Whedon would even think of attempting.

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‘Buffy’ Season 8 was an interesting, instructive failure; bring on Season 9 (Comic book review)

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More than a decade ago, I declared Joss Whedon my personal god for creating “Buffy” Season 3, still arguably the greatest TV season ever. But one of the reasons I still admire him today is because he’s not perfect (he proved that quickly with “Buffy” Season 4).

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