CBS (ended 1996)
|thank you |
(you seem to like Supernatural, which is always good )
anyway, have you seen both shows completely?
what were the story lines recycled on Angel? or what seemed very similar?
|I saw them both. I enjoyed "FK" much more. I just didn't get the facisnation around "Angel". I think it had too much of a 11-17 year old demographic-touch to me.|
Perhaps part of Angel's big appeal was that it was a character spin-off from "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer", a series that admittedly targeted a young audience and offered in Buffy & Angel a demonized version of Romeo & Juliet!
The Buffy series also provided the spin-off with important background information on Angel's character. Without that background, some viewers may not have understood a lot of the Angel story nuances, the importance of the various cross-over characters from Buffy (Cordelia, Harmony, Faith, Spike, Wesley, Oz, Willow, etc) and certainly not the depth of Angel's relationship problems after forcing himself to leave the Slayer.
I saw only a few episodes of FK, (before ever seeing Angel or Buffy) but enjoyed the concept as I am a fan of Ann Rice's vampire books. I've seen all 5 seasons of the Angel series now and plan on getting the Forever Knight DVD's; then I will better be able to compare.
BTW, I am far removed from the 11-17 yr old demo...! I just happen to like Josh Whedon stories...
|I am a huge fan of vampires, and Angel has been my favorite show since it originally aired. so I've heard that Angel 'used' some stories of Forever Knight (a show I had never heard from until a few months ago) is there anyone who saw both shows completely? which did you think was better and what did Angel 'used'? please, try not to insult either show|
I've seen both (mostly) and I definitely see FK elements in Angel. esp. the first season of Angel.
-Angel and Nick have (pretty much) the same car, which is fun!
-Both keep nothing but blood in the fridge.
-Both do want to be human again, to atone for their pasts, but while Angel has the mystical prophecy thing, Nick seems to rely more on science -- which is weird, since FK vamps are definitely more magical than Angel vamps (Nick can hypnotize people, is sometimes telepathic and can fly!!)
-Darla on Angel is kinda similar to Jeanette on FK...except I think Nick and Jeanette have way more chemistry and a way more interesting relationship than Angel and Darla. Both Jeanette and Darla get to be human for a while, though, which you might call borrowing!
-If you watch the episodes in season 1 of Angel with Kate the detective, you get a good feeling of what FK's like. Nick is a cop, while Angel only helps out, though. So maybe Kate is similar to Tracy Vetter on FK...both are really really blonde!
-Both Angel and Nick have a preference for long coats (but then so do most vampires!!)
-AND, the crowning glory, an FK actor actually guest stars on Angel -- John Kapelos who played Schanke -- in the Angel episode with the Hyperion hotel and the Shining-like fifties flashbacks I think that's like a little salute from Angel to FK!
I bet I'm leaving out a bunch of things, but that's all I can think of for now. Not that I've ever actually thought much about this before, or anything like that! Oh, and I think I like FK better because I saw it first and it's a little bit darker. And it has LaCroix! Angel's dark and funny and FK's dark and more morally ambiguous, none of this soul/no soul business. Also, FK has more history (Nick meets such notables as Joan of Arc and Jack the Ripper), but Angel is definitely more stylised -- and the action is better!
|BTW, I am far removed from the 11-17 yr old demo...! I just happen to like Josh Whedon stories... |
|Angel is definitely more stylised -- and the action is better!|
I saw all the Forever Knights before I discovered Angel, and the two have similar elements, in that they're both about vampires seeking to atone for a past. Plus, both want to be human. But other than that, I found the series' very different. The stakes were alot higher on ATS. They're fights were on a larger scale, more ultimate evil against good. And while Angel's personal journey was redemption and rediscovering his humanity, he was chosen for a larger purpose: to be the Champion of mankind against evil. FK was more personal, about one man seeking to become human again. He solved crimes and worked on a smaller scale and made a difference on a smaller scale than Angel. ATS was more about good vs. evil. KN was more a cop program with vampire trappings. I liked them both!
Moonlight sounds like it will have more in common with Forever Knight, and I'm looking forward to its debut. Get everyone you know to watch, so it stays on the air!