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Old 12-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #91
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S2E13 Surprise
S2E14 Innocence

Oh man, I remember crying along with Buffy when this first aired. Just so sad.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #92
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S2E11 Ted
Wow, John Ritter was so creepy.
Yeah, that whole episode just seems too dark for me, ironically. I rarely watch Ted for that reason. John Ritter did very well in that episode.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #93
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Me too. But I have an excuse-- I had a Media Studies professor in college who was obsessed with Buffy, and I talked her into letting me do an independent study course specifically about OMWF and how it fits into (and a lot of times, breaks from) the established genre of the movie musical. I wrote something like a 50-page paper on it. Got an A+.
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crap...falling way behind you guys now...will try to catch up tomorrow...
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #95
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 AM   #96
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crap...falling way behind you guys now...will try to catch up tomorrow...
Did you lose a bet or something?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #97
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Me too. But I have an excuse-- I had a Media Studies professor in college who was obsessed with Buffy, and I talked her into letting me do an independent study course specifically about OMWF and how it fits into (and a lot of times, breaks from) the established genre of the movie musical. I wrote something like a 50-page paper on it. Got an A+.
Wow, did I grossly mis-remember the length of this paper. It was only 12 pages.

Anyway, here's a link for anybody who wants to take a look:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3T...GU4LXA1c1JRNG8

Warning: it is pretty dry and very academic. I was about four years into an advanced English and Literary Studies degree, and I wrote accordingly. If you've ever read any of the literary theory books on Buffy, this is very much in the same vein. I took a lot of shortcuts with making connections between things and elaborating on points because I was good friends with the professor I wrote it for and I knew she had an extensive working knowledge of Buffy and some of the other literary theory I referred to.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #98
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Wow, did I grossly mis-remember the length of this paper. It was only 12 pages.

Anyway, here's a link for anybody who wants to take a look:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3T...GU4LXA1c1JRNG8

Warning: it is pretty dry and very academic. I was about four years into an advanced English and Literary Studies degree, and I wrote accordingly. If you've ever read any of the literary theory books on Buffy, this is very much in the same vein. I took a lot of shortcuts with making connections between things and elaborating on points because I was good friends with the professor I wrote it for and I knew she had an extensive working knowledge of Buffy and some of the other literary theory I referred to.
Interesting. I'm a little surprised that you didn't touch on "Going Through the Motions," in which a young female character is the hero(ine) coming to the rescue, and the very Disney looking buff gentleman is the "damsel in distress," and instead of a romantic reward, he is dismissed mid-lyric with a simple "whatever."
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- do you want to go to the utility closet and make out?

- ugh...is that all you think about? um...ok!

I'm loving that relationship...all kinds of awesome!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #100
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Interesting. I'm a little surprised that you didn't touch on "Going Through the Motions," in which a young female character is the hero(ine) coming to the rescue, and the very Disney looking buff gentleman is the "damsel in distress," and instead of a romantic reward, he is dismissed mid-lyric with a simple "whatever."
If I would have thought of that, I definitely would have! That would have fit perfectly.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #101
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Thanks David. After reading your paper, I'm now watching OMWF again.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #102
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And here I am busy resisting the urge to jump ahead.

Just finished Ted.

Overalls are my biggest ever fashion peeve for anyone over the age of three. *gag*

I know they had a place in the episode, to show her state of mind, but why does she even OWN them?
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #103
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Because people wore them then.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #104
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Really? I sure don't remember them from then.

Now the high-waisted pants are similarly cringe-worthy but THOSE I remember.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #105
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S2E15 Phases
S2E16 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
S2E17 Passion
S2E18 Killed by Death

I love Oz. He's one of my favorite characters. Nice to see Amy back for an ep.

Buh bye
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:15 PM   #106
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S2E19 I Only Have Eyes for You

Just spotted Christopher Gorham (Auggie from Covert Affairs)!


eta: Angelus needs to lay off the mascara.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:51 PM   #107
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I way behind the rest of you, but I have no life so I'll close the gap.

Watched the first three episodes of season 1. It was liking seeing old friends again who you didn't realize you missed. Is been a long time since I watched any Buffy, I don't think I've rewatched anything since the series finale.

In the Witch,

Spoiler:
I forgot Amy's mom switched them!


I don't think I'll go past season five. I didn't love either six or seven and I thought five wrapped things up the best. I never watched Angel but sporadically, I might give that one a full watch.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:16 PM   #108
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:52 PM   #109
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I'm ready to be done with Xander lusting after Buffy and Willow after Xander.

I'm also ready to be done with the Bronze but I think that sticks around quite a while! Mostly it's the gratuitous lingering on the indie bands that gets old.

Finished S01E06 The Pack. Loved the X-Files reference when Buffy can't believe Giles is "going Scully" on her.

I originally liked Xander, but I'm finding him much less funny and charming this time around mostly because of MASSIVE season 6 SPOILER

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Xander dumping Anya on their wedding day. I've never forgiven him for how he treated her.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:55 PM   #110
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Also, Xander seems so familiar. I mean, it feels like he's reminding me of a character I've watched more recently. Maybe I'm just remembering him, but it's just this odd feeling as I watch. But I can't think of any shows. Hmm, maybe it's Shawn Spencer from Psych...That might be it. Same goofy sarcasm, doesn't take anything seriously, makes jokes about everything.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #111
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As I rewatch I'm discovering I haven't seen many of these since the first time. Not first run, quite, but still it's been YEARS!

I didn't discover Buffy until the musical which I watched, was completely hooked, and then went back and watched the rest in reruns. I suppose that means I've never had a spoiler-free viewing.
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Just spotted Christopher Gorham (Auggie from Covert Affairs)!


eta: Angelus needs to lay off the mascara.
In the episode with the hyenas, another Covert Affairs cast member showed up (the first boyfriend who was in the CIA).
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S01E07 Angel
S01E08 I, Robot... You, Jane

Episode 8 made me sad because of Ms. Calendar. And because at the end, the three scoobies agree they are doomed to never have a normal relationship. How right they are!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #114
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S01E12 Prophecy Girl

That was an emotional episode! Buffy saying she's 16 and doesn't want to die is so tough to watch.

All in all, I liked season 1! Some hokey moments, but the rest of you are much tougher on it than I was. It introduces the characters and their challenges that will grow and expand over the next few seasons. I love the dialog and didn't find the f/x objectionable. Solid B season!
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That was an emotional episode! Buffy saying she's 16 and doesn't want to die is so tough to watch.
That quote always gets me.
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Zevida - Your season 6 spoiler is something I consider the biggest misstep that the show made. Especially in light of what happens later in the season as well.
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I haven't exactly been blazing through my rewatch (I'm only at S02E03), but it looks like my pace will be slowing quite a lot - my wife is coming aboard the rewatch with me, as is my older daughter (it'll be a first for her). I'm curious to see her opinion of it. She's a huge twilight fan (films and books both) and is now reading Bram Stoker's Dracula so she's very much on a supernatural kick. She's also a big fan of Doctor Horrible, which is the only thing she knows from Whedon (well, the Avengers, too).
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Fun! How old is she? I'm dying to watch with my girls but they're not there yet
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Fun! How old is she? I'm dying to watch with my girls but they're not there yet
She'll be 13 next month, but is wise beyond her years. I'm pretty sure this will be the first "old" series she's watched; I'm curious to hear her reactions to bygone technologies like pagers and pay phones and terminology like "jacking into the net" and Giles' general Luddite attitude.
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S02E01 When She Was Bad
S02E02 Some Assembly Required

I thought the season opener was pretty good, Buffy had to deal with the issues from last season. B

I tuned out quite a bit through the second episode. Two in a row of Cordelia kidnapped and in trouble, no thanks. Not sure this one moved the story along at all, pretty forgettable. Not bad, not great. C

I'm very much looking forward to the arrival of the new characters in episode 3!
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