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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 17, 2012 #21 of 401
    Anubys

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    My OCD would never allow me to do that! I must watch every episode!

    With all the shows out on hiatus until January, I have 2 long weekends to do some serious watching.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2012 #22 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I finished S1E2, The Harvest, last night. Season 1 is pretty cheesy. I'd forgotten how cheesy it is, but I'm still enjoying it.

    I'd also forgotten what a B Cordy was. I loved when Willow told her the way to save the program was "Deliver" and of course, Cordy hit the delete key. I'm easily amused.

    Poor Jessie. He didn't last long.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2012 #23 of 401
    Robin

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    Ah, Jessie. Our introduction to Joss's willingness to kill off anyone, anytime, anywhere.

    Am I remembering right that he was in the opening montage for the pilot to make it more of a shock?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2012 #24 of 401
    TAsunder

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    I watched all 7 seasons in a blurry haze a few years back. I'm re-watching slowly now with my wife and a couple of friends. I remember thinking that the show started getting good at the beginning of season 2. I think I was mistaken - it only just started getting good near the end of the 2nd season. Until then it was "bad good" as my wife says - silly and campy but fun to watch so we can comment on the weird clothes and weird sayings of the day. We have taken to talking about "jacking in" since watching a related episode of Buffy. Also we mention "jamming on" things.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2012 #25 of 401
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    I rewatched it earlier this year. It was so great going through it all again.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2012 #26 of 401
    Robin

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    I'm in!

    Welcome to the Hellmouth:

    Alyson Hannigan! So innocently adorable, such a twist from Lily on HIMYM.

    Aw, Principal Flutie. You tried to give her a fresh start.

    Contrast to TVD:

    I miss the days of bloodless bloodsucking. TVD seems to go out of their way to get everyone's mouths as bloody as possible. Seriously. Who eats like that?

    I also laughed when they cut to the school after she'd been having nightmares. Very similar to TVD where the second scene is always something bright and chirpy at the high school.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2012 #27 of 401
    DreadPirateRob

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    Season 1 is a tough watch. Good thing it's short. :)

    But other great shows (The Office, P&R) also had terrible first seasons and became something great. Of course, those two are half-hour shows and the first season was something like 6 eps, whereas Buffy was an hour-long show and the first season was 12 eps.

    I'd be totally in for a re-watch, but I'm so hopelessly behind my regular shows due to a recent vacation that I have to catch up over Christmas or my DVR is going to explode. Maybe this summer...
     
  8. Dec 18, 2012 #28 of 401
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    That can't be true. They only go to school three or four times a year on TVD. :)
     
  9. Dec 18, 2012 #29 of 401
    billypritchard

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    I would say early in Season 2. I think we get introduced to certain new characters around episode 4. That's a good indicator that season 2 will be better and continue getting better.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2012 #30 of 401
    billypritchard

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    Yeah, right before the Harvest Festival, the Big Game, etc...
     
  11. Dec 18, 2012 #31 of 401
    Robin

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    They have to go to school, how else are they going to decorate the gym?
     
  12. Dec 20, 2012 #32 of 401
    Anubys

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    I thought of TCF when I saw that. I cringed as I imagined the heated arguments about what brand and model the dumb terminal was. The placement of the delete key, the compiler used, how pressing the delete key would not have caused the program to be deleted...etc.

    Just pages and pages of name-calling...it would have been glorious!
     
  13. Dec 20, 2012 #33 of 401
    Anubys

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    Don't want to thread-crap...but after watching S1E03, I'm starting to think that life is too short to spend it watching something in 4:3 SD.

    if Ep 3 is one of best of season 1 (as mentioned in this thread), I fear I won't last until the show gets good.

    Complicating matters is that I discovered that I had Continuum all queued up and ready to go and I like that show a ton better (watched the first 3 eps of season 1 last night and I love it. Buffy feels more like a chore to watch at this point). So I'm going to watch Continuum first and come back to this if time permits.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2012 #34 of 401
    DreadPirateRob

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    There are really only 3 really good eps in the entirety of S1. 1.1 "Welcome to the Hellmouth", 1.7 "Angel", and the finale, 1.12 "Prophecy Girl". A few others I enjoy for various reasons, but otherwise, you have to wait for S2 for it to be consistently great.

    But I still think it's worth it to slog through S1, because that way you can appreciate the greatness of the next 4 seasons.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2012 #35 of 401
    Robin

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    Well said.

    Just watch season 1 in the background while you pay bills, fold laundry, or read tcf.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2012 #36 of 401
    danterner

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    Yes, I am up to S01E06, now, and thus far the series has been nothing near as good as my memory of how it gets in later years. The seed is there, but it hasn't taken root. Because in hindsight I know how good it becomes, watching these early episodes is actually kind of fun. But if I had no basis for comparison, I might be tempted to give up, as well.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2012 #37 of 401
    Anubys

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    I've never been steered wrong by TCF, so I trust you guys. It's tough being an HD snob, though :D

    The way I'm racing through Continuum, Buffy will get her chance again by next weekend at the latest.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2012 #38 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I get being an HD snob. I hate SD. But I love Buffy so much that I'm willing to make the sacrifice. It is tough though.

    I'm off work for the next 17 days, so I'm hoping to make a big progress in the rewatch!
     
  19. Dec 20, 2012 #39 of 401
    Anubys

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    taking your advice and watching ep 4 right now, surfing TCF and finalizing my fantasy football lineups :)
     
  20. Dec 21, 2012 #40 of 401
    Anubys

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    Ep 7 was pretty good. I wondered why the cross didn't deter him, but nice touch to show that it did (keeping it cryptic for spoiler police).
     

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