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(Welcome, all those whom I dragged over here from mollyringwraith! Here's some of the promised discussion...)

I'm finally done watching every episode of Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Firefly, so aside from the comic books and upcoming projects, I can no longer be spoiled on anything Joss Whedon has done. And I am most definitely a devoted Buffyverse fangirl who will, one of these months, go back and acquire it all on DVD and watch it all again.

Which is not to say that the last moments of Angel didn't irritate me at first. I mean, you call that an ending? I'm more inclined to call it "ran out of time and was mad at being canceled so decided to leave things in a tangle." But after some thought, I've accepted it. The ambiguity fits the moral ambiguities of the show all along. Anyway, clearly Spike, Angel, Lorne, and Illyria all survive. Gunn, probably not. Wesley: *sniffle*! I'll miss him in the comic books. But at this point killing him was basically a way of putting him out of his misery, so maybe it's for the best.

Anyway, then we went back and re-watched the "Spike fights puppet Angel" bit from "Smile Time," which my husband hadn't seen, and he laughed harder than I've seen him laugh at anything in weeks, so this season has redeemed itself. Truly it was a great season overall, and I'm bummed they got cancelled when they did. I hear they really were planning to bring Oz back for season 6! Dang it. Oh well, maybe those comics...

So, a couple good essays by writer Jennifer Crusie here:
Dating Death, detailing why romance writers love watching BtVS, particularly the Spike/Buffy dynamic
The Assassination of Cordelia Chase, on how the show's writers screwed up with Cordy's character.
Major spoilers for both of those, which I can now read! Hoorah.

And a funny cartoon about the end of "Buffy", again with spoilers: http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/images/comics/dorktower256.jpg

So. Dang. Guess I'll decompress with some movies for a week or so, then launch into the new "Dr Who" and see how I like it.

In the meantime...one of those new Buffy comics, I hear, features a nice dream sequence picture of Buffy lounging in bed with Spike and Angel on either side of her. I don't suppose anyone has scanned that so I can stare at it lasciviously? Or do I have to wait till I get my own copy?

:)

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sopdetly
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
*sits quietly in the corner squeeing about you hopefully enjoying DW*
dirae
Oct. 9th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
You don't know how patiently I've been waiting for Molly's move to Doctor Who as well. Oy.
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tdj
Oct. 9th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
I loved the end of Angel. Buffy is about growing up, and at some point, that gets managed (or you settle into being broken).

Angel is about being an adult, and that shit never ends.
rachel2205
Oct. 9th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
This is possibly the most concise and best description of the difference between the two shows I have read!
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mollyringle
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
I concur with Rachel: very good summary!

And, hah, I finally understand your icon. Awesome.
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girlpire
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
best. comment. ever.

can i quote you on my userinfo?
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mollyringle
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Looks like it ended up on Wikipedia already. Heh. It's uh...interesting! If a bit weird. :)
sea0tter12
Oct. 9th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Not the best resolution, but here's some Buffy/Angel/Spike goodness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Longwayhome3.jpg
mollyringle
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hah...gosh, that's...a little weird. But fun too.
sea0tter12
Oct. 9th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Also, you know that Angel Season 6 is coming out in comic book form, right? :)
mollyringle
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yep! Called "After the Fall," I believe. Guess he must have survived. :)
threerings
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
launch into the new "Dr Who"

*maniacal grin of glee*

It will consume you. Seriously, you're exactly following my path of DVD watching, except about 9 months behind. It's fascinating.

And lesson the first about Doctor Who....The title of the show is written "Doctor Who" and the character is known as "the Doctor."

/nitpicking
mollyringle
Oct. 9th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm going to feel real guilty if it doesn't grab me now. :) But that is cool about following the same DVD rental path!

I know the show technically spells it out "Doctor," but, what, I can't use "Dr" as an abbreviation? Was it wrong for me to write "Lord of the Rings" (or LOTR) when the full title is "THE Lord of the Rings" (TLOTR)? ;)
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dirae
Oct. 10th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hrmm. If we want to play *that* game, you know that the first "Doctor" was called "Dr. Who" by his companions Ian and Barbara for lack of knowing his name (In script form it was written just as that--Dr. Who). I think Ian calls him "Dr. Foreman" because that is what Susan named him. Doctor One says something like "Doctor who?" The "doctor who?" joke is a running joke in the series (down to the question mark motif). Anyhoo, Ian and Barbara call him both "The Doctor" and "Doctor Who" so no one is technically wrong, fandom pet peeve or not. You really shouldn't nitpick or it can be a turn off.

[While I am at it, I think Ecceleston's Doctor was listed as "Doctor Who" in the credits.]
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