Friday, November 16, 2007

Buffyverse in tune

Time for an update on my journey through the seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which began at the beginning of last year and has now reached the ninth week of Season 6. As any Buffarian knows, it's hard to go past the seventh week of the sixth season without commenting.

This is the famous "Once More With Feeling" episode, where Sunnydale breaks out in song. I don't have anything to add to the various ravings that place this at the top of the Joss Whedon Strokes of Genius list. Just wanted to toss in the observation: Now I get it! It's a deservedly legendary moment along the path. And of course reiterate how very stupid was Fox's decision to block theatrical screenings of the show. Fox has a well-documented track record of standing in the way of its highest-quality products so the public can't be exposed to them.

Oddly, it wasn't working to track the Buffy show and its spinoff, Angel, simultaneously. I couldn't keep up my interest in both shows at the same time - my interest slowed down for some reason - so about halfway through season one I went back to devoting full attention to Buffy. It makes it a little odd when there are crossover episodes and I only see Buffy's side of the story, but not terribly so. We'll go back later.

But "Once More With Feeling" - whoa. Not everyone has the greatest singing voice, but what fun! Especially after the dreary and depressing start to Season 6, this was just what the show needed.

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Blogger DivaDea said...

Yep, there's not much more to say than the gazillion pages of raving already on the web, is there? But you're right - you can't let it just pass without commenting, because it's just so fabulous :) Hello from a total stranger, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. Long live Joss.

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