Angel does a Hallowe’en episode. Does it
work? The short review ahead will tell you! (It would be
longer, but I do have a mid-term tomorrow…)
Cast and Crew
as Charles Gunn
Acker as Fred
Written by Ben Edlund.
Directed by Bill Norton.
Life of the Party originally aired on
Wednesday, October 29,
Lorne is doing everything in his power to make sure the
Hallowe’en party is a hit.
“The Lorne thing? Wore off.”
Was that just a bit too Hulk for anyone else?
Remember the fourth season of Buffy? So does Ben
Edlund. I give the
originality 3 out of 6.
The effects were pretty minimal, but they were
I give it 5 out of 6.
The story showed a nice side of Lorne, and
expanded on the
effects that running Wolfram and Hart is having on these
There was also some well-crafted dialogue to go along
with it. I give
it 4 out of 6.
The acting was nice, with some excellent
comedic moments from
Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response this produced was
laughter mixed with
mild interest in Lorne’s development and surprise at the
plotline. I give it 4 out of 6.
The production was well done, with some long
in a crowded, active room, which isn’t easy to do. I give it
5 out of
Overall, an amusing episode, but it felt more
like a decision
to do something that matched up with Hallowe’en than a
concept for a
story that worked at Hallowe’en. I give it 4 out of 6.
In total, Life of the Party receives 30 out of