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Buffy rehash, season 2

We're rewatching the early seasons of Buffy, since Steve got me the boxed set for Christmas (he is truly of the awesome), and seasons 1 and 2 have held up beautifully.

Random notes that occur to me in the rewatch (no real spoilers):

Angel, nice makeup, man.

Ah, Spike, I see you got that accent sorted out after a few episodes. Started with something rather different, didn't we?

Kendra, I love your accent, wherever the hell it's from. (The Caribbean, I assume.)

Drusilla and Cordelia both amuse me greatly this time around instead of annoying me. (Cordy: "Tact is just not saying true stuff!")

In general it's interesting watching Angel interact with people like Cordy and Spike in these early days, knowing how things change by the end of the Angel series.

Also interesting, and amusing, to see how often they throw Jonathan in as a random student. Haven't spotted Warren or Andrew yet, though.

I still adore Giles. I am even kind of thinking Buffy should marry him when this all blows over after season 7 or 8 or whatever. He's older, yeah, but not near as old as her vamp lovers. Go ahead, be scandalized.

I love the forgotten funny lines that spring out and make me laugh all over again. For example, Spike's deadpan in "Becoming, Part 1," upon viewing the stone that imprisons a demon: "It's a big rock. I can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big." Or Willow in "Reptile Boy," exploding at Giles and Angel: "(to Giles) You never let her do anything except work and patrol! I know she's the chosen one, but you're killing her with the pressure! She's sixteen going on forty! (to Angel) And you! You're gonna live forever and you don't have time for a cup of coffee??"

That's all for now...or at least, all the toddler will allow me.



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Mar. 12th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
(Cordy: "Tact is just not saying true stuff!")

More proof, if such were needed, that Cordy = my little sister. That episode where Buffy can read people's thoughts and Cordy's thoughts are all exactly the same as what she actually says? Yeah.
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Hee. That was awesome.

Cordy's mind: I don't see what this has to do with me.
Cordy, out loud: I don't see what this has to do with me.

She, like your sister apparently, just has no filters. It's kind of refreshing in a way. (Or, as Giles puts it, "Homerically insensitive.")
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Yup, no filters. :) It can be really nice (you never have to wonder what Carrie really thinks) or hugely awkward ("Oh, did she just say that? In front of them? Crap.")
Mar. 13th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
I may pick up Buffy after my Twin Peaks re-watch finishes up. Colin is so into watching TP that he gets mad on evenings when we don't get a chance to watch one before his bedtime and looks at me questioningly: "No Dale?" [ For awhile he was saying "Laura" as in "Laura Palmer" but I'm glad he stopped that.] Unfortunately, I'm on episode 26 of 29 so he'll have to get accustom to something new soon. :)

Mar. 13th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
"No Dale?" Aww. That's cute. And yeah, "Laura" would be a bit creepy. Your kids and mine both are going to have some interesting memories of their earliest TV exposure. Teletubbies? Elmo? No, vampires and log ladies and screaming people. :D

Zach bounces around when the Buffy theme music comes on, and says "Grr argh coming up!" to reference the end credits. [You might recall from Angel the Mutant Enemy Productions screen that appears (I think it was on Angel as well as Buffy), with the creature that scoots across and says "Grr. Argh."]

I'm sort of surprised to see there were only two seasons of Twin Peaks. I had the impression there were lots more. Well, that makes it quicker to absorb. Hmm, I bet my little sister owns it. Maybe I'll borrow it from her.
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
My hands-down favorite line from early-series Buffy: Giles under torture, covered in blood and sweat, doing this agonized voice: "...you must perform...the rite of [name of big awful demon]...wearing...a...tutu. Pillock."

I feel sorry for Jonathan. (Ten times more so after "Superstar".) He's this pathetic little punching bag. It's going to be kinda fun seeing him be an evil mastermind for a change. At least, I hope he's an evil mastermind!
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yes! Giles rocked there. Tiny bit jealous of Dru here for getting to snog him afterward.

I forget...are you in the middle of watching the series for the first time? Sounds like you are. So yeah, Jonathan has some interesting adventures in seasons 6 and 7...
Mar. 13th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
I just love Cordelia - always have. There's very little that's underhand about her.

My favourite epi for that has to be the one where Buffy is able to hear people's thoughts and you hear Cordelia's thoughts and a second later she says the exact same thing out loud.
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Cordy is mean and snarky sometimes, but never underhand. Well, till they messed around with her personality in Angel...
Mar. 15th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Finally borrowed all seven seasons from my sibs, and looking forward to finally understanding all the Buffy references that have been going over my head for the last few years. But the first couple of episodes didn't go too well with the kids -- too scary. So it may be a while longer before I make much progress...
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Heheh. Yeah, I suppose it isn't little-kid friendly. My son's just getting old enough that I turn him away from the screen at scary images that wouldn't have bugged him before.

Hope you get to see some more, though. The show has some true awesomeness as it grows and develops.
Mar. 16th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Anyone know the backstory behind why they killed off The Annointed One in Spike's first episode? (I assume the writers just found the character to be boring, and decided to have fun by killing him off so suddenly.)
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Don't know. I assumed that myself.
Dec. 10th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Because it was never expected to go to a second season (I think). so there was this plot-hole they had to fill in before they could move on to the awesome darkness of season 2. they had leaps and bounds to work on to get it smooth.

that's one think I can say about joss whedon - the man is genius. hey knew 2 years before the end of the series how he was going to end it, and was moving the show in that direction the entire time.

hence, he kept telling ASH that he couldn't develop Giles into a bad guy...

...no matter how many of us Giles fangirls wanted to see more of the Ripper.. XD
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
no matter how many of us Giles fangirls wanted to see more of the Ripper

He was pretty fanciable in "Band Candy"... :D
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