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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. Jan 2, 2013 #121 of 401
    Robin

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    S2E20 Go fish.

    Not my favorite, but "walk me home" cracked me up.
     
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    Zevida

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    S02E03 School Hard - A
    S02E04 Inca Mummy Girl - B
    S02E05 Reptile Boy - D

    Spike! Dru! Oz! Jonathon!

    Spike is awesome. That's enough to give School Hard an A. A terrific intro to the character all around. Toasting the anointed was classic. And Dru and her dolls - forgot about that!

    Inca Mummy Girl gets credit for introducing Oz and being a slightly above average monster of the week episode.

    Reptile Boy had a terrible monster, terrible frat boys, was second episode in a row with no Spike, and the third (of five!) episodes so far this season with a shrieking Cordelia-in-trouble. I really should give it a D. It might get downgraded based on the rest of the season.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 #123 of 401
    Robin

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    I had forgotten how often Jonathan shows up. Now it's like playing where's Waldo... He's been showing up for ages!
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 #124 of 401
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    I thought the same thing when we started our rewatch last summer. He keeps popping up and I didn't notice him the first time until his first major episode.

    I mean the one with him and the gun in the bell tower
     
  5. Jan 3, 2013 #125 of 401
    jehma

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    Yay, Spike! He's my favorite :)
     
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    I could not remember who was Jonathan; wiki to the rescue.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Levinson

    Tim S.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2013 #127 of 401
    smak

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    I'm dong a re-watch now for the 3rd or 4th time, and this time I'm going to watch Buffy & Angel in the correct episode order. First time I'm watching Angel.

    -smak-
     
  8. Jan 3, 2013 #128 of 401
    stahta01

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    Is this a site with the correct order for both?

    Tim S.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2013 #129 of 401
    Zevida

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    I have a spoiler question for Angel. I mostly know what happened on Angel but I couldn't remember if this happened. I tried reading Angel's background on wikipedia, but was getting too many specific spoilers that might ruin a rewatch since I never watched it regularly.

    Were Angel and Cordy ever a couple? I'm laughing now as Cordy throws herself all over Angel early in Buffy season 2, but then that reminded me I might have been annoyed because they eventually fell in love in Angel and that pissed me off. I'm a total Buffy and Angel "shipper" (before that was a thing). No matter how different Cordy was I wasn't willing to accept Angel would pick her. I know she had a thing with Conner based on my Wiki skimming, but can't remember what happened with Angel.
     
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    Zevida

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    That's my plan too. I've probably seen about 50% of Angel, maybe less.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2013 #131 of 401
    stahta01

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    Partial answer to Spoiler below:

    IIRC, there was a few times it looked like Cordy and Angel might become a couple; but, I never saw any that happen in the early seasons of Angel I stopped watching Angel sometime in Season four.

    IIRC, Cordy did hook up with two guys; both were major plot twists.

    I only recall a single time Angel hooked up with someone other than Buffy; but that might be because that one sticks in my mind because it also was lead up to major plot twist.

    Note: I have memory issues; so, I could have forgotten something.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2013 #132 of 401
    Zevida

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    Thanks for the Angel spoiler info!

    S02E06 Halloween - C
    S02E07 Lie to Me - B

    Ethan! Halloween was a pretty good concept, turning into your costume. Willow walking through the wall causing Giles to toss the card catalog into the air was a LOL moment. But Buffy in that atrocious wig and as the timid southern Belle was really bad.

    Lie to Me introduced the concept of bad guys who aren't obvious and can be sympathetic. I really enjoyed the poignant moment at the end between Buffy and Giles at the grave. Solid episode.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2013 #133 of 401
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    They came very close. They did have feelings for each other, but it never quite worked out. Any more than that would be a big spoiler.

    I was trying to find a link to remember the details of their relationship and this one made me laugh. Note: BIG ANGEL SERIES SPOILERS. It's basically Angel and Cordy's relationship explained in one long (long) run-on sentence.

    http://www.freewebs.com/cordyandangel/
     
  14. Jan 4, 2013 #134 of 401
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    I've never watched Buffy before and just checked out the first two DVDs from the library. How many episodes do I need to hang in for to make sure I give it a fair shake? Will I know within the first couple episodes? I noticed that AliaDoh said that season 1 was her least favorite.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2013 #135 of 401
    DreadPirateRob

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    I felt like they toned that stuff down a little over the years, so as to make her not too unbeatable. There are plenty of times that I used to think to myself - "wait, she used to be able to jump over a 10 foot fence. Now she can't even do _______ ?"

    Yeah, the doubling was pretty bad. But it's just part of the charm. :)
     
  16. Jan 4, 2013 #136 of 401
    DreadPirateRob

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    One of my favorite eps. I loved Xander being competent for once. :)
     
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    Robin

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    107 (Angel) is good. 112 (Prophecy Girl) is great.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2013 #138 of 401
    DreadPirateRob

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    Like I said upthread, S1 isn't very good, but it's worth enduring for how it sets up the characters. There are 3 good eps in the first 12: 1.1, 1.7, and 1.12. The others have their moments, but they're on the whole shaky.
     
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    I loved Cordy being Cordy :)
    I also really loved Willow's story in this one.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2013 #140 of 401
    Zevida

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    If you don't like the characters at all within the first 3-4 episodes, it's probably not the show for you. You have to look past the bad f/x and goofy story lines. I think season 1 was actually not all that bad, but it might be partly nostalgia. If you are really struggling, skip ahead to S01E12 Prophecy Girl and watch that one.
     

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