The care with which Joss Whedon created his fantastic universe of vampires, demons, and heroes is evident when watching the first 22 episodes of ”Angel,” his ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spin-off. The same way Sarah Michelle Gellar’s chosen one faced down the challenges of both high school and the Hellmouth in Sunnydale, David Boreanaz’s vampire-with-a-soul tries to connect to the lonely denizens of Los Angeles. For ”Buffy” fans, ”Angel” only amplifies the mythology they’ve come to know and love — and any Buffite who hasn’t seen the heartbreaking ”I Will Remember You” ought to hand in their collector’s plates.
Unfortunately, the same care was not extended to the DVD set Angel: Season One. The image quality is horrendous and, aside from a couple of unremarkable commentary tracks on selected episodes and a couple of scripts, the supplements are of the shoddy PR variety. Nowhere, however, is the lack of attention more evident than in the cast biography for Glenn Quinn, who played the half-demon seer, Doyle. It states that he currently resides in California. Quinn died on Dec. 3, 2002. You’d think that someone would have noticed.