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Buffy Season 1

Jumping into a fandom after its heyday has mostly come and gone is not a new thing for me (Firefly, Highlander) but none of them quite measure up to Buffy levels in terms of numbers and internet presence. I’ve given up on trying not to be spoiled, even the most innocent of googling turns up droves of information about the Buffyverse, and since the TWoP recaps for season 1 were actually written during season 4 I can’t even count on them to be spoiler free. Oh well, that there are so many fans out there generally is a good sign, and I can’t wait to start watching season 2. (I would like to point out that if there was much decent current television I wouldn’t feel the need to go back to the 90’s for my entertainment. Thanks, hollywood, for sucking so much.)


More of my season 1 impressions:

  • The clothes are all beyond awful. Xander’s shirts frighten me, Buffy alternates between middle aged and slut, and I don’t even know what to say about Willow, though I tend to prefer her weirdness to Buffy’s micro-minis.
  • I take back everything I thought about Giles in the first episode (Grant you were completely right), he is awesome and I want one for myself. He can organize my bookcases and make me tea.
  • The episodes were 80% completely predictable, but the ventriloquist dummy one threw me. Loved it.
  • Hated the witch one and the praying mantis one, though Buffy’s spazzing out was entertaining to behold.
  • REALLY hated the whole demon in the internet thing. Dumb, dumb, dumb. It’s only redeeming quality was that it introduced the computer science teacher/supernatural expert character, her arguments with Giles about the merits of technology were quite entertaining.
  • The white dress paired with the leather jacket in the last episode was the kind of overt symbolism that hits you over the head with it’s obviousness, but it seemed fitting. However, what was that fabric that could survive being submerged in a murky pool and rolled around on a cave floor and still look pristine? I need some!
  • The master storyline felt a little anticlimactic. They build it up for 12 episodes, and then Buffy throws him into a glass ceiling (snerk) and he’s dead. Poof. I hope the zoom in on his skeleton (and why does he get a skeleton when the rest turn completely to exploding dust?) means that he will be back later.
  • Angel’s tattoo is pretty. Angel’s shoulders are pretty. Angel’s personality is kind of boring. Xander would win with me any day.
  • Buffy and Veronica Mars have some interesting similarities, what with both of them starring smart-ass little highschool blondes who fight evil and solve crimes. Mac and Willow remind me of each other quite a bit also (highly intelligent geeks with a unique fashion sense). I wouldn’t be very much surprised to learn that Rob Thomas is a Buffy fan.

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