Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Fictional Guy of the Week: Angel

[Confession: These days I can't watch Angel without breaking out into a goofy grin. It's so hard to watch David Boreanaz as Angel when I've gotten so used to seeing him as Special Agent Seeley Booth. Not only is he younger as Angel but his face is more baby-ish and his hair is positively late 90s. Ha ha. Nevertheless, I still enjoy watching Angel upon occasion. Just with a goofy grin on my face.]

So this weeks Fictional Guy is ANGEL!

Where He's From: WB's Buffy and Angel

His Story:

Angel is a 200 year old vamipire with a soul. A gypsy cursed him to have a soul so now he wanders around Los Angeles helping those who are haunted and hunted by demons and otherworldly creatures. He has his sidekicks: Cordelia Chase (also from Buffy), Wesley Windham-Price, and Charles Gunn to help him.

So basically he's a bad*** vampire who hunts down bad guys to help him find absolution for the things he did as a soulless vampire.

Why He's FGW:

I think my love for Angel stems from when I was 13 or 14. That's when I started watching the show with my best friend. We were hopelessly in love with Angel... or David Boreanaz... or both. Anyway, we would race home after school so we could watch it. It came on at three so we'd get home just in time to watch it. We would drool over him and pine for him (in our 14 year old way).

As I look back now, I realize that the show is quite corny and nerdy. (Remember my confession at the beginning of this post? I'll admit here and now that I prefer Booth to Angel. Booth smiles and DB smiling is a beautiful sight!) But it doesn't change the fact that Angel is the kind of guy a girl wishes she could be with. Brooding and attractive, a girl (me) wishes she could wrap herself in his arms and make his pain go away. Ha ha! Maybe I'm corny and nerdy!

Also, he was the first "cool" vampire before vampires were "cool" (aka he was in a pre-Twilight era).

So there you have it.  A piece of my past revealed to you.

And now for my favorite part of every FGW... the picture portion!! Enjoy!

Can you see why my 14 year old heart pined for him? Tall, dark, and brooding!

Oh his poor late 90s hair. At least he still has his looks.

Oh were I that leather jacket... ha ha!

Alright. I couldn't resist a more modern picture. I just love to look at him... and his arms!

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic

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