Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season Of Angel

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Spinning out of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" followed its titular vampire with a soul (David Boreanaz) from Sunnydale to Los Angeles, where he set up shop as a paranormal private investigator. The series, which ran for five seasons on the WB from 1999-2004, saw Buffy's former flame seeking redemption for well over a century's worth of past sins. Like its parent series, "Angel" used monstrous metaphors to explore very real issues, though it was darker in tone. "Buffy" remains my favorite show of all time, but without "Angel," several characters, including Angel himself, would never have gotten their due. There aren't a lot of truly great spin-offs, but this is one of them.

Boreanaz was joined by Charisma Carpenter as former mean girl Cordelia Chase, and the late Glenn Quinn as Doyle, a half-demon plagued by visions from the Powers That Be. Angel's Scooby Gang would eventually grow to include Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), Charles Gunn (J. August Richards), Winifred Burkle (Amy Acker), and Lorne (the late Andy Hallett). The show's fifth and final season would even bring over James Marsters' Spike once "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" had ended. The shows initially had crossover events, but those largely ceased once "Buffy" switched networks, at least until the final season. Few forms of escapism offer quite as much solace as getting lost in the Buffyverse, so how can you watch all five seasons of "Angel" right now?

Where You Can Stream Angel

Like a lot of classic TV, all 110 episodes of "Angel" ( and 144 episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") can be found on Hulu. However, if you don't pay for Hulu, you're not out of luck, as Amazon Prime Video also has both shows available for streaming. I bring up "Buffy" as well, because as someone who's seen both shows countless times, I still think the absolute best way to watch them is together. Not necessarily episode by episode, though for the first year, this is definitely the best way to go. After that, you can easily watch a few episodes at a time of each, just keeping in mind where the crossovers are. It's worth it, not only for major events, but also for small cameos and callbacks.

Where You Can Buy Angel

"Angel" is available in multiple box set formats, though the most recent is the one that runs the cheapest. DVDs may be considered antiquated technology at this point, but if you're a huge fan of the show, things like behind-the-scenes featurettes and episode commentaries can add new depth to your appreciation. The complete series is available from most retailers for less than $60, though at this time, the show is still unreleased on Blu-ray. If you'd prefer to go the digital route, you can buy the episodes for $1.99 on Amazon or $14.99 for a season. iTunes offers the entire series for $24.99. Of course, these prices are always subject to change, but there are a variety of ways to purchase this show. Now that you know how to view every season of "Angel," if you've never watched it in tandem with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," I suggest doing so immediately!