Much as I love Joss Whedon I always hated the way he took the easy way out when he no longer wanted to explore a relationship; Riley and Buffy (she never made it in time for them to have a conversation and actually formally break up or even reconcile); Anya and Xander (killing Anya off as they were beginning to have an actual conversation on the many elephants in the room); with probably the worst: Angel and Buffy (making everyone lose their memories when Angel makes his decision so that Buffy wouldn’t have to go through the painful but overwhelmingly necessary developing process of adjusting to and learning to be without Angel).
Even though I’ve already watched all of Buffy, and seasons 1-3 and 5 of Angel. I still can’t bring myself to watch Angel season 4 because it will mean that I’ve seen every episode of the Buffyverse, and I’m not ready to let go yet…
TRIGGER WARNING - RAPE
Spike tried to RAPE Buffy and would have if he hadn’t been interrupted. Even her screaming NO at him wasn’t enough to stop him. I guess no one else remembers this tidbit of the Spuffy relationship.
I grew up with this show and sure I am happy that there are new fans from the last couple of years, but I believe that deep inside they will never truly be fans because they will never have that suspense of waiting a week for the next episode or 6 months for a new season.
Whenever Billy Idol is mentioned I think of James Marsters, I think he pulled off the Billy Idol look way better than the actual man did.
Willow and Tara is the first same-sex couple I have ever shipped.
I never understood why in season 3 everyone was so mad at Angel for what happened to Jenny. I mean I get it, but they’ve said from the beginning how different Angel and Angelus were. It makes no sense to hold Angel responsible for what Angelus did. Its just unfair.
I like the fact that more people are finding Buffy because of Whedon’s new mainstream success. But I kind of liked the smaller, tight-nit community we had before. Buffy never drew in large audience numbers, but we were devoted fans. I’m insure of this new Netflix breed.
When I say “I ship Spuffy,” I’m not denying that Buffy and Angel had their epic love story. I’m saying that Spike and Buffy had an epic love story as well. A little acknowledgement can go a long way in improving relations between shippers.
I love Buffy and Dawn’s relationship. I feel they are the perfect example for siblings to follow - even though they aren’t truly siblings. I find it touching. It’s even inspired and strengthened my own relationship with my own little sister.
I wish I had a father figure like Giles…because my own father doesn’t treat me half as good as Giles does to Buffy.
I love that I can have a shared history with someone I’ve just met just by discovering that we both love Buffy. It’s like suddenly realizing you’ve been sharing yourself with this person for decades and knowing so much about them instantly.
I feel like Angel was stronger without Buffy around. They were sweet together, but he was really lacking any strength of character because everything about him was about her and at times he seemed pretty meek. I’m glad Ats let him come into his own.
I really couldn’t stand Dawn in the 6th season. I mean, I guess some teenagers go through that phase to some degree, but I feel that Dawn really took it to an extreme. She never seemed grateful for everything Buffy did for her, but she blamed her for anything she couldn’t do for her.
Seth Green’s portrayal of Oz was brilliant, and I think I put a lot of how much I love the character down to him. I wanna give him a congratulatory high-five or something.