Angel [season 1] (1999-2000)

The first season of this Buffy spin-off creates its own, darker tone and is rather successful in its noir-ish world-building. But the actors are still trying to fit their characters into the new character constellation, and so there is some adjustment going on – which leaves room for improvement in the acting. […]

The Little Vampire (2000)

Based on the famous book franchise of the same name, The Little Vampire is a children’s film of middling quality. Although there are little to no major missteps in this film, it somehow fails to rise above mediocrity. And for a film in which so much is happening, it feels surprisingly unengaging. […]