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  1. Dec 22, 2003 #61 of 282
    Thaed

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    I think one has to consider that she pulled off a very successful show for 7 seasons. If she were as weak as you say, it would not have lasted after it's first season. She has a lot of charisma. I agree, though, that BFS was the perfect vehicle for her. I have not read much on the topic, but how could there not be a second Buffy movie in the works at some point?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2003 #62 of 282
    Zevida

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    I started watching Buffy about a quarter of the way into Season two and watched it until it went off the air. I watched Angel for the first half a season, then I stopped and I've caught some episodes here and there and the last half of the fourth season but I don't find it half as interesting as Buffy.

    My favorite Season 2 episode is easily Becoming (parts 1 and 2). I cry every time. Plus there are some of the greatest Spike moments in those two episodes.

    Other favorite seasons twos:

    School Hard: the infamous introduction of the greatest couple in Buffy history.

    Halloween: if you can ignore SMG's atrocious accent (costume said English lady but accent said southern belle) the episode is fun and features some great Willow moments.

    Suprise/Innocence: How could someone have not mentioned these yet? The emotional turning point of the season.

    I Only Have Eyes for You: Although I was ambivalent originally, it has grown on me after seeing it a few times.


    My favorite episodes throughout the series:

    Season One:
    none stand out particularly

    Season Two:
    Becoming Parts 1 and 2

    Season Three:
    Homecoming (Slayerfest '99 is just fun to say :D )
    Lover's Walk
    The Wish
    Helpless
    The Zeppo
    Dopelgangland

    Season Four:
    The Harsh Light of Day
    Fear, Itself
    Pangs (Spike is especially classic in this one)
    Hush
    This Year's Girl/Who Are You
    Superstar
    Restless

    Season Five:
    The Replacement
    The Body
    Intervention
    The Gift

    Season Six:
    Life Serial
    Once More With Feeling
    Tabula Rasa
    Normal Again

    Season Seven:
    Same Time, Same Place
    Help
    Selfless
    Conversations With Dead People

    I have a hard time rating the season because some of them had great episodes but really missed on others. Especially seasons six and seven, who had some outstanding single epsiodes (the only Buffy episode that ever left me genuinely creeped out was Conversations..), but lacked greatly as a whole. Season three is probably the strongest on the whole, with seasons two and five just behind it. Season four is hard because the show had to figure out how to work once they had graduated.

    I don't have Season five yet, as it is on my Christmas list, but if someone doesn't pick it up for me, I'll buy it the week after :cool:
     
  3. Dec 22, 2003 #63 of 282
    WinBear

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    FX is running a marathon from Season 1 Episode 1 on January 1.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2003 #64 of 282
    ccwf

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    “The Wish” and “Doppelgängland” are two of my favorites. It would have been wonderful to see more building on that continuity.
    • Giles: I have to believe in a better world.
    • Anyanka: (quote in spoiler white for those not knowing who Anyanka is)
      For a thousand years I wielded the powers of The Wish. I brought ruin to the heads of unfaithful men. I brought forth destruction and chaos for the pleasure of the lower beings. I was feared and worshipped across the mortal globe. And now I'm stuck at Sunnydale High. Mortal. Child. And I'm flunking math.
    • Willow: No, it's fine. I'm Old Reliable.
    • Xander: She just means, you know, the geyser. You're like a geyser of fun that goes off at regular intervals.
    • Willow: That's Old Faithful.
    • Xander: Isn't that the dog that, that the guy had to shoot…
    • Willow: That's Old Yeller.
    • Buffy: Xander, I beg you not to help me….
    • Willow: Yeah, that's me. Reliable/Dog/Geyser Person.
    • Willow: Well, look at me. I'm all fuzzy.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2003 #65 of 282
    Peter000

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    I loved those eps. :)

    Some of my faves were (from no particular seasonal order)
    Nightmares
    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    The Zeppo (or any other Xander-centric ep)
    Hush
    Once more With Feeling (I still sing some of the songs to myself)
    Prophecy Girl

    Season 2 was probably my favorite overall, now that I think about it. So many great moments. The show hit its stride with the characters and relationships. And it still had that exciting "new show" smell. :)
     
  6. Dec 23, 2003 #66 of 282
    Drewster

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    I think SMG is a sensational actress - at least when playing Buffy. She emotes extremely well, and can do more with a twitch or a wrinkle than pretty much anyone else. There's a lot of subtlety in her portrayal which is easily missed.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2003 #67 of 282
    Skittles

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    SMG was great in Buffy. Her acting job in The Body is nothing short of riveting, and I consider it the pinacle of her performances in BtVS.

    Everything outside of Buffy, though? Meh.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2003 #68 of 282
    peitsche

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    wow, based on the replies and number of views, Buffy has still quite a following here...

    I wish I had made more progress (Frodo and his fellows got in the way) but I just saw Halloween last night. I liked it a lot better than an average Monster of the week episode (like say, Reptile Boy)...

    I have to admit that I nodded off during School Hard (again, Frodo gets the blame) but Fox is showing it again this Saturday (12/27)...I guess I'll have to pay closer attention to Spike and his gang when I watch it again...thanks DreadPirateRob, I am looking forward to the next episodes after Halloween...

    and Scooterboy, while I'm not sure yet about SMG's acting skills, she sure looks attractive to me (how many outfits per day does she wear?)

    thanks everybody for using the spoilertags since I "haven't even gotten to the good stuff yet" (to quote DreadPirateRob)...

    last, I know I'll sound like a complete moron asking this (but it won't matter much at this point): what the heck is UMF?
    :D
     
  9. Dec 23, 2003 #69 of 282
    ClutchBrake

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    UMF = Unseen Mystical Forces

    The UMF makes us by toys.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2003 #70 of 282
    Monolyth710

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    My wife and I loved the musical. We still play the songs from the cd I burned off the vhs copy of the show.
    :D
     
  11. Jan 3, 2004 #71 of 282
    peitsche

    peitsche Immer vor der Glotze

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    I think I'm really starting to like this...just saw 'What's my line'...two parts, two hours (o.k., 84 min.), two slayers, two and a half love stories (don't know about Xander and Cordelia yet)...favorite line: "hey, that's me favorite shirt...it's me only shirt!"....:D
     
  12. Jan 4, 2004 #72 of 282
    Thaed

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    We watched "Blood Ties" and "Crush" last night and are well on our way through season 5. Honestly, Buffy is the best series since Star Trek TNG. No other show captivates both my wife and I to sit on our big blue chair-and-a-half together like Buffy. I mean, right now my TiVo is filled with stuff that I like (Serial Exp. Lain, .Hack/sign, Xplay, Justice League, Teen Titans) and stuff for our kids (Tweenies, Dora, Sesame Street) but there is very little that we'll both watch. We've stooped to watching "The Simple Life" but there is only so much one can take of Paris Hilton, really. The last recent show that really held both of us to the tube was "Battlestar Galactica". When that becomes a series, we will be very happy!
     
  13. Jan 5, 2004 #73 of 282
    AJRitz

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    I finally gave in and figured I should start giving Buffy a try (I was out of the country when it started airing, and never got into it when I got back). Over the weekend, I Bittorrented the entire first season. Now to start watching . . .
     
  14. Jan 5, 2004 #74 of 282
    Peter000

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    Get the CD. :) It's worth it!
    Once more with Feeling
     
  15. Jan 6, 2004 #75 of 282
    FuzzyDolly

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    I really loved "Once more with Feeling." It's the oldest recording on my Tivo. Been there over a year. I loved Anya's song about Bunnies. I loved Giles' comment about the police taking "Witness Arias." I love the duet with Giles and Tara. I just love the whole episode. I watch it about once a week.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2004 #76 of 282
    whoknows55

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    I've only seen up to what FX broadcast yesterday morning, but am I the only one who thinks we need to see Spike as a British glam rocker?
     
  17. Jan 6, 2004 #77 of 282
    Skittles

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    James Marsters has his own band, actually. :)

    From what I've heard from my Buffy Buddy who saw them in L.A. a few months ago, they're not that stellar.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2004 #78 of 282
    whoknows55

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    Yeah, but i'm pretty sure that TV is not ral and that James Marsters is not actually the vampire Spike. ;)
     
  19. Jan 16, 2004 #79 of 282
    peitsche

    peitsche Immer vor der Glotze

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    just saw a few episodes that I really liked. for example, John Ritter as Buffy's Mom's boyfriend, Buffy turning 17, and Oz turning into a werewolf...I have to say, the show keeps surprising me...I also loved how Xander helped Larry to come out of the closet...:D
     
  20. Jan 31, 2004 #80 of 282
    peitsche

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    I finally finished watching Season 2 and I have to say I am now officially sucked into this show...I have a few questions about the very end but I don't want to ruin it for me and hear any spoilers from season 3 and on...maybe I just didn't get it and you can answer it without revealing anything...but if these things get answered in the next season then just tell me that and I'll be happy to find out myself...

    1) why did she kill Angel after Willow's magic worked and he turned "good" again?

    2) why did Angel's "death" at the end stop the power of the demon and the world didn't end?

    3) am I just not getting it? :D
     

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