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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 21, 2012 #41 of 401
    cheesesteak

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    Cordelia is hot. That's reason enough to slog through season 1. Plus, SMG was so cute when she was younger.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2012 #42 of 401
    Anubys

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    I sure hope we find out that Buffy has some special skills/powers or something. So far, it seems that anyone who took some karate classes can be a slayer!
     
  3. Dec 21, 2012 #43 of 401
    LoadStar

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    I'll spoil that much for you: no. Slayers have preternatural strength and reflexes and heal incredibly quick, but have no other special powers. They're still just people.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2012 #44 of 401
    danterner

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    In the first or second episode, when the principal catches her by the school gate as she is about to cut, she does a backwards jump over the gate. The scene is really hokey, because the gate is like 10' tall, and one moment she's on the near side facing away from it and the next you see her starting a jumping motion and landing on the other side, still facing the same direction, all seemingly without much effort. That's pretty super.

    I love Buffy's karate and gymnastics. The stunt doubles are always so painfully obvious, more than on most shows. It's part of the charm of the series, to me, though I don't know if it was meant intentionally to be bad; I suspect not.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2012 #45 of 401
    Maui

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    I need to rewatch this (and Angel) at some point.

    I don't remember all the seasons in detail but I do remember

    Season 1 is kind of weak

    Season 2 and Season 3 are my favorites.

    Season 4 - I don't have a lot of good to say about it. There are a few classic episodes but the overall story arc was bad.

    Season 5 - I seem to remember liking the Glory story line.

    Season 6 and 7 - I have only watched this episodes once, although I own the DVDs. I think I liked 7 more than many people did (if I remember correctly) but there was a twist with Buffy's love life (avoiding spoilers) in season 6 that I just never accepted.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2012 #46 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I think you're the one we're worried about spoiling things for, so you should feel free to list details!
     
  7. Dec 21, 2012 #47 of 401
    hummingbird_206

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    I loved at the beginning of the ep when Buffy told Giles that she just wanted to do something normal (being a cheerleader). That cracked me up, because even though I didn't remember the ep, I knew there was no way Buffy would be involved in anything normal.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2012 #48 of 401
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    S1E4 Teacher's Pet

    Poor Xander.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2012 #49 of 401
    JerryLBell

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    I never got into Buffy or Angel, though my wife did. She still watches random episodes as they come up on TV, so I bought her the boxed sets for both series for Christmas. Maybe I'll watch them this time with her. After all, I didn't watch Doctor Who or Farscape with her when they first aired and I really got into them when I watched them later on DVDs. Plus Firefly made a confirmed fan of Joss Whedon out of me.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2012 #50 of 401
    zordude

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    There is only 1 season/10 Episodes, so you won't be gone for long :)
     
  11. Dec 21, 2012 #51 of 401
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    S1E5 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
    S1E6 The Pack

    Owen was pretty cute. Felt bad for Buffy that she had to break it off with him.

    The hyena keeper sure was creepy. Glad Buffy got rid of him quickly. So Xander didn't really lose his memory? Guess that means the other students remember chowing down on the principal? Ick!
     
  12. Dec 21, 2012 #52 of 401
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    S1E7 Angel

    C'mon Joyce, really, a BBQ fork?

    Buh bye Darla.

    Ouch, that cross sure left a mark.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2012 #53 of 401
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    "it hurts". Yeah, looks like it!

    Darla:

    buh bye for now...
     
  14. Dec 21, 2012 #54 of 401
    Anubys

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    is that the name of the hot bitchy girl?

    She has the best lines on the show! and, man, she cannot sing worth a damn.

    I hope her role gets bigger, she is really funny...

    ep 9 is almost done (a big letdown after the excellent ep 7). Will probably go to ep 8 of Continuum next.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2012 #55 of 401
    Anubys

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    OK...the ending to ep9 was awesome...

    "I don't get it...is it some avant guard thing?" (or something like that) :D :up:
     
  16. Dec 22, 2012 #56 of 401
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    1e10: nightmares

    "what do they need all those legs for, anyway? "

    Didn't realize that line from the musical was a rerun!
     
  18. Dec 22, 2012 #58 of 401
    MikeCC

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    Abso-freaking-LUTELY!

    And she's the reason I started watching Angel.

    Charisma manages to be a character that is very self-possessed, but also self-deprecating, too. I loved Cordy. She is as much comic relief as Xander.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2012 #59 of 401
    Robin

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    So her big revealing moment re: popularity in 1e11 (Out Of Sight, I think) the first time we've seen her other side?
     
  20. Dec 22, 2012 #60 of 401
    MikeCC

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    Yeah. I think we don't really begin to see that Cordy was more than surface snarky brittleness until the near the end of the 1st season.

    Still, I Thought I saw hints of some layers earlier. Or at least my hormones kept hoping I'd see more of Charisma's Cordy.

    Thankfully, Cordy's snarky sense of humor never disappeared completely. She kept a sarcastic wit about her, and I think it helped keep others on their toes.
     

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