Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  1. Apr 24, 2008 #1 of 211
    packerfan

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    I just watched the first episode. It seems a little cheesy. I'm a fan of joss whedon, but I'm wondering how long it will take for this show to get really interesting.
     
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    balboa dave

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    Define interesting. :D

    This is (arguably of course) the best series ever made for television, so stick around. It's worth it.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2008 #3 of 211
    Rob Helmerichs

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    By the end of the first (short) season, it's firing on all cylinders. "Prophecy Girl," the season finale, is amazing television.

    Then it improves.

    It probably peaks around the end of Season 3, although "peaks" might not be the right word. "Plateaus"? From then until the end, it goes up and down, running the full range from very good to great.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2008 #4 of 211
    jehma

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    It's a little cheesy, but the character development is fantastic. It just keeps getting better, then there are a couple of bad seasons with moments of brilliance, then it gets great again.

    I'm watching the last season now. Joss Whedon is a storytelling genius.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2008 #5 of 211
    Jeeters

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    The first season is definitely a bit cheesy. They were on a shoestring budget back then. and the show was still trying to find itself. It gets better. Way better.

    Don't get caught up in the FX. Don't get caught up in outdated wardrobe. Just listen to the dialog and take in the story. That's what it's all about.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2008 #6 of 211
    Rob Helmerichs

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    By the way, "Bored now" is a cue to edge slowly towards the door and pray you don't attract her attention.

    Eventually you'll know what jehma means.

    :D
     
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    jehma

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    :D
     
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    JDHutt25

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    Keep Watching!
     
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    TriBruin

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    I will agree with what others have said here. S1 felt like a little up and down, but S2 was awesome. To me, the S2 season finale is still one of the best hours in Television. I still can't listen to Sarah McLachlan the same way.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2008 #10 of 211
    nyny523

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    Keep watching - it is AWESOME!!!

    Then watch Angel.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2008 #11 of 211
    JimSpence

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    "Once More, With Feeling" (the long version) was also a great episode. (Season 6 episode 7)
     
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    jehma

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    Oooooh ... there's that avatar again.

    *runs for a cold shower*
     
  13. Apr 24, 2008 #13 of 211
    nyny523

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    Isn't it YUMMY???? :up: :cool: :D
     
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    BeanMeScot

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    I do LOVE that avatar!
     
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    HoldenBanky

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    Now that I have caught up on BSG, I was thinking of renting Buffy for the train ride home. I am a fan of Firefly (who isn't :) ). Looks like I should do it based on the glowing recommendations.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2008 #16 of 211
    nyny523

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    I watched a lot of Buffy and Angel on my iPod during my LIRR commute.

    One episode pretty much filled the entire train time - it was perfect!

    I think I am going to start BSG next....
     
  17. Apr 24, 2008 #17 of 211
    Mars Rocket

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    I got hooked on Buffy after watching one episode in the 5th season where something major happens to one of the secondary characters. I watched it while feeding my then month-old daughter at 3AM, so sleep deprivation may have muddled my thoughts, but I did realize quality TV when I saw it. Luckily one of the cable channels was showing the entire show in order, every day, so I started TiVoing it and watched it from the beginning as soon as I could.

    It remains one of the consistently best TV series I've ever seen, and I was sorry when it ended.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2008 #18 of 211
    HoldenBanky

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    My train commute is perfect for 1 hour (42 minute) programs as well.

    My other choice was watching Alias, another show I never watched a single episode of. The damn iPod Touch has really increased my television program watching.

    I will trade you my BSG rips for your Buffy rips. ;)
     
  19. Apr 24, 2008 #19 of 211
    HoldenBanky

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    Another glowing review for Buffy. I guess I need to find to what I am missing.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2008 #20 of 211
    nyny523

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    I don't have all of Buffy ripped - but I can send you what I DO have...I think I got my Touch when I was up to Season 6....
     

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