Last night, the WB succeeded in killing off the best thing it had going for them. Tonight was the series finale of Angel....
I know Joss Whedon wanted Angel to keep fighting the good fight...but damn it! The series needed a resolution....that final showdown seemed like a cop-out to a real ending. Ok, I'm biased. I didn't want the series to end. Maybe Whedon just wanted to it to be a clean cut - a fast good-bye.....no lingering over the past and what should have been and how Buffy should have joined Angel in that last fight.
Ok - cool - Angel and co - knocked out the bad guys in the secret society.....but hell, even Buffy got a chance to end with a bang (get your mind out of the gutter now....).
Angel keeps fighting....like a video game when you keep the reset button.....I was looking forward to this episode. I wanted Angel to get redemption. I wanted to see Wolfram and Hart go down in flames....Now....Whedon ends the series with Angel swinging his sword. It's a strong ending, to go down fighting.....but as a TV viewer who ran home from work to catch this episode - it's frustrating and it's not satisfying.
well... maybe Whedon's holding out for a possible resurrection by some kind network out there - to bring his Buffy/Angel series back from TV syndication.
grr grr grr...a great series - amazing writing and the characters (Spike, Wes, Gunn, Fred/goddess....ok Lorne got on my nerves) finally fleshed out into compelling people I invested emotion and care into. I wanted to see how Wes turned out after losing Fred. I wanted to know if Spike found any peace of mind.
talk about blue balls....