Growing up I hated Faith. Now that I’m older I understand her more and even like her but I can never get pass what she did with Angel and Riley.
I think Riley gets a bad rap. Yes, he eventually ends up doing some massively stupid and hurtful things, but I think that they happened because the writers realized he wasn’t as popular as Angel. Watch the first few episodes with him again. He had so much potential.
I love Spuffy with all my heart, but I hate how my fellow Spuffy fans demonize Angel and Riley while conveniently glossing over every hurtful, stupid thing Spike ever did to Buffy. Buffy has always been loved by good men who made mistakes but always tried to do their best by her.
I feel like I’m the only one who ships Buffy with Spike, Angel and Riley because they all had their good points and at the time they were the best for Buffy.
I really loved Riley and Buffy together. I wish it never ended between them. They were perfect.
I want to date a guy like Riley sweet, cute, normal, understanding…but I’m always afraid that if I do I’ll take him for granted and push him away like Buffy did…
I hated the Buffy/Riley relationship. I found him boring and he treated Buffy horribly. I wish they never fell in love.
I’m glad Riley was so different from Angel.
Everyone discredits Riley and that whole season of Buffy, but I absolutely love it. It’s kind of my favorite season.
I think Buffy’s return from heaven would have been easier to deal with if she were still with Riley Finn. I know this coupling gets a lot of hate but in my opinion Riley was the best man for Buffy. He cared for her in away that no one else did. His love for her was beyond the supernatural, beyond obsession and teenaged lust. It was raw, and it was real.
I wish older characters had come back for the fight in Chosen. Angel, Cordelia, Wes, even Riley. I think it would’ve been absolutely epic if the rest of the Angel team joined in. It really would’ve conveyed the importance of the battle.
TRIGGER WARNING - SELF HARM. The first time I watched ‘Into the Woods’, I hated Riley and could not bring myself to watch that episode again for a long time. I re-watched it recently and realised that Riley paying vamps to bite him is metaphorical for self harm. After experiencing self injury myself, I can get Riley much more and am angry at Buffy for not being understanding.
Marc Blucas was the perfect Riley.
I honestly don’t know what Spike, Angel, and Riley saw in Buffy. Her personality was kind of bland and she was always bragging about being the slayer and it got annoying.