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Re-Watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer SPOILERS!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hummingbird_206, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dec 14, 2012 #1 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    Since this is a re-watch thread, there can be spoilers! I'm ready to kick it off, so...Ready? Here we go

    S1E1 Welcome to the Hellmouth!!!
     
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    AliaDoh

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    So fun! I rewatched it with my husband a year or so ago. I also like to rewatch Once More with Feeling, Amends (at Christmas), Hush and some others periodically. Season one is my least favorite, however, so I often skip it.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2012 #3 of 401
    bruab

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    Whats's the plan? One a week or what? I have season one, but I haven't watched it all....
     
  4. Dec 14, 2012 #4 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I haven't really made a plan yet. I don't know how long we want to make it last? I'm watching S1E1 right now. I'd like to watch at least 2 eps a week if that works for everyone?
     
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    danterner

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    billypritchard

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    I watched along with Sepinwall this summer. It was fun to rewatch those first episodes.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 #7 of 401
    Agatha Mystery

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    I usually skip Ted. That episode really bothers me.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 #8 of 401
    danterner

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    Huh. I just watched s01e01, and apparently I hadn't seen it before. I wonder if I've seen any of the first season. I can't recall at what point I first started watching. Everyone looks so young, and the acting and sfx were so bad!
     
  9. Dec 15, 2012 #9 of 401
    Anubys

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    I was excited about this thread but since I'm a first time watcher, I'm going to skip it :(
     
  10. Dec 15, 2012 #10 of 401
    betts4

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    I was going to try and rewatch Buffy. Last time I tried but only got thru season one and two and just couldn't get into it at all I stopped. I may retry again with this thread. I am a big Angel fan and love Firefly. For some reason Buffy never pinged me.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2012 #11 of 401
    danterner

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    When I suggested it, I was thinking more along the lines of a "watch along with Anubys" spoiler-free thread, similar to how we did the recent Supernatural thread with Photoshopgrl. I was also thinking it wouldn't start until he was ready for it. Looks like it took itself a different direction. :(
     
  12. Dec 15, 2012 #12 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I know, I was thinking the same thing. But I know I've seen it before since I have the DVD set and watched the whole thing when I first got it. I so did not remember that Darla was there! I'm just getting old.:eek:
     
  13. Dec 15, 2012 #13 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    There's room on the board for an Anubys thread, too. :) Go for it!
     
  14. Dec 16, 2012 #14 of 401
    MikeCC

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    From very first the moment of S1E1, I knew that damned Whedon was gonna get me with more than a few gotchas!

    The very first scene opens and we see some kids up to some mischief. I knew that sweet blonde schoolgirl was in danger, I just knew it.

    Ooops! OMG! She's the vampire!! How cool was that?

    I really only watched all of the first three seasons. I fell in love love love with Cordelia, and I had to follow her to Angel. I caught a few more eps of Buffy from then on, but nothing too regularly.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2012 #15 of 401
    Gunnyman

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    I always skip season 1 when doing a Buffy watch. I love that all of them are on Netflix.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2012 #16 of 401
    Anubys

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    Well, I watched the first two eps last night. It's not bad. But not like when I caught up with LOST or Breaking Bad, that's for sure.

    quick question: is it all in 4:3 and SD?
     
  17. Dec 16, 2012 #17 of 401
    LoadStar

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    Yes. The show preceded (common) availability of both widescreen and HDTV in the United States. HDTV scripted programming didn't generally occur until the 2000's. Buffy began in 1997 and concluded in 2003.

    (Also keep in mind that Buffy was broadcast on The WB initially, then UPN, both lower rated startup networks whose affiliates generally would not have had money or resources to be early adopters of digital or HDTV broadcasts.)
     
  18. Dec 17, 2012 #18 of 401
    cheesesteak

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    Season 1 is relatively silly and more low budget than the other seasons. The following seasons get much better.

    SMG was cute as a button for the first couple of years.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2012 #19 of 401
    Anubys

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    hmmm...ok...so I should tough out season 1 and it should get better?

    I'll give it 7 seasons and then I'm bailing if it's not good enough :D
     
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    billypritchard

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    Since I just watched them, I could safely say you could watch 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, and get the best of Season 1. Of course the other episodes may have some small great Whedon moments, parts of them are just bad. Those eps above would make sure you get most of the important overarching plot.
     

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