Got the first 2 discs of Angel Season One from the library. I have all the other Joss Whedon shows, so I thought I'd take a free look at Angel before deciding to buy.
So far, so meh. Granted I've only seen the first 2 episodes. I'm going to watch the other 6 episodes from the library before making a decision.
What I'm liking so far:
1. Cordelia. I love her directness.
2. Kate Lockley the police officer, played by an actress who went on to play Asst DA Serena Southerlin on Law and Order.
3. Lindsey MacDonald, smarmy lawyer. Being married to a lawyer, I like watching lawyers and lawyer shows. Husband doesn't.
I never had a thing for Angel and his broodiness, so watching a show built around him is harder for me.
Still, not giving up. I'll be watching with an eye towards how the themes compare to Buffy, Firefly, and Dollhouse. That should be a fun exercise, if nothing else.