Sure, David Boreanaz’s vampire Angel was hugely watchable in Buffy. But once he had his own show... well, this particular creature of the night rapidly went from “watchable” to “necessary”. Angel started off as a detective yarn,
segued into a dark, broody revenge drama and ended up as, well, The Office ( only bloodier). Through all these changes, a solid cast, scintillating dialogue and characters who soon felt like family members kept us hooked.
The coat, it was all about the coat.
At least they didn’t get lost in Norton Canes services.