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post Apr 11 2016, 11:03 AM
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I've been re-watching this recently, and I'm surprised at how well its aged in terms of plot/writing (Not CGI lol). The characters are still really refreshing and funny, and it's still suitably poignant and touching (harrowing, even if you know which episode I mean) in places. I feel like for a lot people, given the title of the show, they'd never know of the genius of the show. It'd be interesting to know who else on Buzzjack were fans. What you favourite episodes and seasons were and who your favourite Characters were.


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post Apr 11 2016, 11:25 AM
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One of my favourite TV shows of all-time. wub.gif

I re-watched it all on DVD across 2012/13 and like you, I was impressed by how strongly the show held up all those years later.

Episodes which strongly stand out to me are two pretty unconventional ones: the one featuring The Gentlemen (Hush?), when the whole town went mute. Terrifying. :') It's superbly acted considering the complete lack of dialogue. The musical episode was incredible.

Even though I've watched it within the past 5 years, I still feel like I could watch it all over again and not be bored. I definitely will someday.

P.S. Buffy & Angel. heart.gif
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post Apr 11 2016, 11:54 AM
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Hush is an incredible piece of TV, with a particularly smart ending.

On the whole though I found the show to be overrated and rather too 'teen oriented' for my tastes.
Angel was an improvement but I still wasn't a fan.

A few of my friends adored it though.
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post Apr 11 2016, 04:17 PM
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Huge fan!

Ive been around a long time and Buffy was one of my top 5 drama shows of all time. The writing the characters the plotting the humour the darkness the inventiveness all had to overcome the basic silliness of the premise, and they did it brilliantly. Joss can do no wrong for me. Firefly was tragically shortlived and could have been as great. Angel was fab too. Best buffy seasons 2 to 6. All good though. Best eps yeh hush, the final episode, so many to pick from!

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post Apr 11 2016, 04:57 PM
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Now we need a Charmed appreciation thread and the Michael tv show duo is complete
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post Apr 11 2016, 08:38 PM
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Oh my good God this show! Literally my favourite thing ever.

The first five seasons were all glorious and then it dipped quite a bit for me (all those extra slayers like wtf???) but it was still good at the end. There were so many characters that I loved, mainly: Darla (BABE!), Drusilla, Joyce (can we NOT talk about THAT MOMENT), Kendra (Mr. Pointy!), Faith (LOVED Dark Faith), Riley, Glory, Tara (literally BAWLED when she got shot), Harmony, Jenny, and Angel. All babes.

Willow was a hun but Dark Willow was unbearable. Dawn can fuck off. Spike was great but got on my nerves a bit. Didn't care much for Xander. Anya was great in small doses. Giles was great too.

'Hush' was AMAZING. 'The Gift' was one of my favourites as well, but Dawn should've jumped tbh.




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post Apr 11 2016, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE(Cody Ballas @ Apr 11 2016, 05:57 PM) *
Now we need a Charmed appreciation thread and the Michael tv show duo is complete


I did enjoy Charmed, but Buffy was so much smarter and more innovative.

I agree that seasons 6 and 7 were weaker, but they had enough good moments to keep me ticking over. I especially loved the episode 'Normal Again' in season 6 when Buffy is in a mental institute and it makes you wonder if the Vampire Slayer stuff is real at all.

For me Season 5 was incredible, seasons 2 & 3 are classics, season 4 is great for stand alone episodes, but the main arc was a bit weaker. 1 was good, solid but didn't have the emotional depth of the other seasons.
5 > 3 > 4 > 2 > 6 > 7 > 1

My favourite characters were Buffy, Faith, Anya and Giles.

My favourite episodes were mainly season 5 episodes; The Gift, The Body etc. And Hush of course!
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post Mar 12 2017, 12:30 AM
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The first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired 20 years ago, 10th March 1997! ohmy.gif wub.gif

Some good articles ~

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2...slayer-feminist
http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/3/10/14857...ed-tv-influence
https://www.cnet.com/news/buffy-20-felicia-...er-joss-whedon/
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post Mar 12 2017, 01:48 AM
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The comics are fooking atrocious!!!
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post Mar 30 2017, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE(★ Jay ★ @ Mar 12 2017, 01:30 AM) *


Missed this bump! These articles are amazing.


The cast (minus Giles who's in London on West End currently and Faith who was never a leading role) all are together for the anniversary, emotional watching the video. Truly the greatest show ever made and so many supernatural teen shows were influenced it, from Charmed, to Teen Wolf.

Full info, images and video here




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