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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
if this apocalypse is coming
We're four episodes into Season Two now.

First, "School Hard". Man, remember when Spike was fun? Now when Buffy asks him, "Who are you?" I had to say, "The guy who's eventually going to derail your life and your show."

And, aw, Joyce is so awesome in this one. I'm loving the Joyce-Buffy mother-daughter dynamic this time through. I don't think I really appreciated how important it was until it was gone.

And then.... "Inca Mummy Girl"! I hadn't seen this one in forever. D had a total manly squeefest when Oz showed up. Oz/Willow 4evah!

And some great Xander-Buffy stuff at the end. D said that I usually pull my OTPs out of my ass, but that there's actually a pretty good base for Buffy/Xander.


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Buffy: I remember how I felt when I heard the prophecy that I was gonna die. I wasn't exactly obsessed with doing the right thing.

Xander: Yeah, but you did. You gave up your life.

Buffy: I had you to bring me back.




I love them. I love Xander. He was totally Key Guy back then, and it sucks that he got shoved into the background by the end. Can we just stay in Season Two forever?

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blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: September 9th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
"The guy who's eventually going to derail your life and your show."
You're a vile, filthy monster Spike but you stayed true to your word because if I remember correctly, you were partly responsible for making season 6 a pile of crap.
Buffy: I had you to bring me back.
Yes you did :). Btw, I've heard there have been shippy moments in the season 8 comics, if you're interested.
I don't think I really appreciated how important it was until it was gone.
Oh God, me too :(.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 9th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read the first five or so of the comics, and I really didn't like them. Too much retconning, and the dialogue just felt so clunky. Sometimes I think Joss isn't that great a writer, and he's just been lucky to have fantastic actors to pull off his lines.

And sometimes I wonder just what it was that ultimately changed Buffy (the show) for the worse. I always chalk it up to the elevation of Spike, but losing Joyce really hurt things, too. Then you have the addition of Dawn (whom I do like), and Willow going off the rails, and Xander being the perpetual buttmonkey instead of the guy who was always in there swinging, and Giles abandoning Buffy when she needed him most, and.... yeah, okay, it was Spike.
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: September 10th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
and he's just been lucky to have fantastic actors to pull off his lines.
Shh, don't let his fans know ^_^.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: September 11th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Xander was always my fave because he had the best dialogue, imho. My fave was the halloween episode when he was Army Guy and then how they kept referencing that throughout the rest of the series...so funny.

And I loved Willow and Oz. I was so mad when that whole thing was over. Seriously...wtf? I didn't really like Willow near the end, I missed sweet and innocent Willow.

I guess you could say there was character development over the seasons but...just because a person changes doesn't mean its 'development' esp. if its a bit illogical which is what I feel like what happened to most of the characters on Buffy. With maybe the exception of Cordelia. And Giles. Because I didn't start watching Buffy until it was in it's last season I only caught bits and pieces here and there and then went back to the beginning to marathon. When you start at the end and then go back to the beginning it's such a vast difference that it doesn't make sense how they got from point A to point B in that amount of time.

Ah Buffy. I may have to marathon it again too, it's been too long.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 13th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Xander had great lines, but he also had perfect delivery. I think NB was really underrated as an actor. He made the character work.

Yeah, Oz/Willow were so cute together. Willow was just unrecognizable by the end. Like you say, there's character development, and then there's just flat-out change for the sake of it. I never really could connect who she became to who she was.

Watch it again! We're really enjoying it. Usually when I get in a mood to watch, I'll pull out whatever episode strikes my fancy. It's been forever since I actually watched it in order, and some of my less-favorite episodes are a lot better than I remember, because even if as a whole it's not the best (like "I Robot, You Jane"), there are still some awesome lines and moments tucked in there. Those kinds of moments were sorely lacking in the last season.
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