February 28th, 2005

head-desk - me

The Great Season Seven Re-Watch

I'm not the world's biggest fan of Buffy's seventh season for quite a few reasons. Anyways, since I don't like it much, I figured it would be an interesting dynamic for me to do the 'Xander in season seven' essay for with_character.

Over the last week or so I've been undergoing a grand re-watching of the season to pick up on things I may have missed first time around. I just switched off after watching 'Sleeper' and my God this season just keeps on pissing me off. There are good bits in it, bad bits in it, mediocre bits in it - same as every season. I get the way the stories are working together to build up to an overall arc, I don't dislike the overall arc, I get the way the group dynamic is being systematically shattered but my god it's pissing me off to watch it again!

I genuinly don't think I want to watch another episode of this season right now but to do justice to the essay I'm going to have to, eventually. Right now I want to go back and watch an episode that highlights all the good things about this show that I do still love (despite the last season annoying the crap out of me right now).

So my question is this - which episode(s) should I re-watch now? Which do you think show everything that makes Buffy the Vampire Slayer a damn fine piece of television? Which would you show to someone if they asked you to show them why you love the progamme? (and I don't just mean season seven - I mean the whole 144 episodes)
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