One of TV's more interesting tough-girl action shows, Dark Angel is a distinctive blend of the personal, the adventurous, and the politically aware. Cocreators James Cameron and Charles Eglee present a complex scenario of biological super-science and social collapse in which their gene-manipulated heroine and hacker-journalist hero can genuinely make a difference. In this first season they also provide an adversary who is a lot more than just a conventional villain.
Jessica Alba is impressive as Max, bred and trained as a super-soldier but reclaiming her individual humanity; Michael Weatherly is scruffily attractive as Eyes Only, who sits semi-paralyzed in his eyrie above Seattle uncovering crime, corruption, and other skullduggeries and assigning deadly errands to the woman he hopelessly loves. Jon Savage has real authority as Lydeker, a man who has stretched his conscience to the breaking point, but is not personally corrupt. Some of the best episodes--"Prodigy," for example--are ones in which Lydeker and Max are forced into temporary alliance. Early on, the relationship between Max and the other workers at Jam Pony--the courier firm that provides her with a cover identity--is a little forced, but later on the two parts of Max's life are more successfully integrated: "Shorties in Love," for example, is a genuinely touching tale about Diamond, the doomed criminal ex-lover of Max's lesbian roommate. Dark Angel was never a perfect show, but at its occasional best it manages to be simultaneously funny and dramatic. --Roz Kaveney
Great fantasy post-disaster series. Jessica Alba is the cutest thing ever. Good action sequences and a fun plot line.Published 16 months ago by Glenbucket
The DVDs got here BEFORE the time it was estimated to get here.
All the dvds work. They are in good condition, and I'm very happy with the purchase.Dark Angel:S1
very pleased with service!!! got the item in 6 days/2 days before the earliest estimated arrival date. the discs appear to be in very good condition (no scratches, etc. Read morePublished on April 12 2011 by SEB
This series proved conclusively that James Cameron is NOT the king of the world. He's not even the King of Kensington! Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2004 by D. Marois
i love dark angel. This is the worse of the two seasons but is still really really good. I think it is an amazing story and goes way ahead of buffy and angel and especially of... Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by V. Clarke
I really, really enjoyed the first season of Dark Angel; I never watched the shows while they were on tv, instead, I got the entire season on DVD, and watched them as a whole; I am... Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by Sue
This is a start to an awesome show that got cancelled way before its time. I started watching this show right when it aired, and I never missed an episode in 2 years. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by heather
Having becomed addicted to "Alias" after viewing the first 2 DVD sets, I decided to try this. What a disappointment. Read morePublished on April 7 2004
This is the 1st season of a series that sadly only lasted 2 years..The thought of how far they could've taken it.. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004