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Old 12-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #31
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They have to go to school, how else are they going to decorate the gym?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #32
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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.
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!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #33
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:18 PM   #34
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #35
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Well said.

Just watch season 1 in the background while you pay bills, fold laundry, or read tcf.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #36
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #37
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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

The way I'm racing through Continuum, Buffy will get her chance again by next weekend at the latest.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #38
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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!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #39
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taking your advice and watching ep 4 right now, surfing TCF and finalizing my fantasy football lineups
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #40
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 04:27 AM   #41
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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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:38 AM   #42
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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!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #43
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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!
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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:08 AM   #44
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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!
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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #45
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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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #46
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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).
I think you're the one we're worried about spoiling things for, so you should feel free to list details!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #47
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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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #48
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S1E4 Teacher's Pet

Poor Xander.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #49
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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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #50
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So I'm going to watch Continuum first and come back to this if time permits.
There is only 1 season/10 Episodes, so you won't be gone for long
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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!
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S1E7 Angel

C'mon Joyce, really, a BBQ fork?

Buh bye Darla.

Ouch, that cross sure left a mark.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #53
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"it hurts". Yeah, looks like it!

Darla:

Spoiler:
buh bye for now...

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:57 PM   #54
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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.
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.
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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)
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:05 AM   #56
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I spent a lot of time on this Buffy episode guide website back in the day. I think BtVS was one of the first shows to have a big internet presence.

http://www.buffyguide.com/episodes.shtml
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:01 AM   #57
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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!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #58
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Cordelia is hot. That's reason enough to slog through season 1.
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.
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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?
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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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