22. 'Angel' (Season One)
The first season of this Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff takes some time to finds its footing, as early sidekick Doyle is jettisoned after actor Glenn Quinn's drug habit became too much for producers to handle and Whedon's writers experimented with merging Los Angeles noir with Buffy-style wit and mythology. Nevertheless, the show has its charms, especially once the core cast settles on reformed vampire Angel, former high school mean-girl Cordelia and nebbishy mystical expert Wesley. The season hits its high point in a two-parter in which Buffy bad girl Faith seeks revenge on Wesley, her former teacher.