Angel – The All Around Perfect Vampire Boyfriend
By Roz Young, June 7 2011
So I’ve decided to start rewatching all the Angel episodes. I know there’s new, fantastic TV out there, but sometimes a girl just needs to watch a hot vampire be adorable and fun. I’m also supposed to be rereading The Wheel of Time. I’m awesome, watch me multi-task the shit out of this summer.
The internet is full of lists about vampires and we could argue to the death about who’s hottest and who is the champion of badassery. Whether you like your blood suckers moody, sullen and sparkly, or Viking tall and crazy gorgeous, we can all agree that vampire boyfriends are all the craze. And so I offer you these words of wisdom: for my money, Angel is the all around perfect vampire to date. Here’s why.
1. He’s adorable and sexy. So that’s taken care of, even if he doesn’t have the lean baby face of Edward or Bill’s southern charms. He doesn’t have a crazy set of abs but he’s toned and fit and looks great in a tight black t shirt. Tall, dark and handsome is an expression written to describe Angel.
2. He broods with the best of them. Everyone wants a vampire that comes in and out of the shadows and lives a dark, mysterious life. We can fix them, make them happy, replace their women who died centuries ago in a world without indoor plumping and shaved arm pits. Also, he doesn’t have rat breath (I’m talking to you Louis).
3. He is motherfucking badass. Ok, so he’s not Blade, but honestly, ew. I’m pretty sure Angel could handle himself against just about any other vampire. Or force of evil. He is that awesome. A lot of people prefer Spike, I know, but that is because they are crazy.
4. He has a great sense of humour. Now this is where most vampires lose out. They couldn’t tell a joke if their undead lives depended on it. Angel is a terrible singer, dancer and although he doesn’t exactly do stand up, he’s comfortable laughing at himself and being generally the cutest thing ever (you know, when he’s not a soulless evil being). Sometimes he takes himself too seriously, sure, as a super old vampire dude, it’s bound to happen, but most of the time, he’s fun.5. He wants to save the world. I’m all about justice. I love it. And I love guys who want to bring peace to the galaxy by choking people. So Angel is naturally my vampire. He is a champion and a hero. He just also likes to eat people and goes a wee bit evil if he sleeps with Buffy. Sigh. Even better. My dreamy vampire boyfriend can work his ass off to save people and never get what he really wants, the love of his life. Sort of. His unnatural and creepy monster life. Whatever. I love you Angel!