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So is this show worth watching? If so when does it hit its prime?
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The show is ridiculous. It purports that straight (not bisexual, straight) women can become lesbians, it softens the idea of demons sexually interacting with humans, it is totally anti-masculine, and it culturally appropriates Asian martial arts in a really brazen and incongruous way.
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The first 3 seasons are the only worthwhile ones. It ends with her finishing high school. Season 4 picks up with her going to college. It's pretty shit, but the main plot of that season is essentially the origin for what became Cabin in the Woods. Season 5 randomly introduces a little sister for Buffy and it just gets worse and worse. No reason for it to go past high school.
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>>64648410
While >>64648583 is totally correct, some of the best episodes in the series happen after season 3. Are they worth it? Probably not.
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>>64648583
Don't listen to theses guys. While it may not be as good as the first seasons, it's fun to watch and there are great episodes ahead
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>>64648570
Sounds like typical Josh Whedon shit, but are there redeeming aspects to it?
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Angel is a better show
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>>64648583
While it may not be as good after the first 3 seasons, the addition of Spike as a main character is great.
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>>64648725
Haven't watched really any of it but if overall its entertaining I will give it a shot
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>>64648773

i like most of the characters
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>>64648844
Be aware, some passage of season 4 are the low point of the show, and the 6 and 7 seasons may be a little weird because they intended to end the serie at the fifth.
That said I really think it's a great show overall, and it's worth the watch. As anon said, you want to pick up Angel later. It's slow to start, but it's really good
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>>64648725
>doesn't even use a thread appropriate gif
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>>64648773

The principal villain is great.
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>>64648936
>hey intended to end the serie at the fifth
That would have made a shitty series finale.
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>>64648410
Watch a superior teen show, OP.
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>>64648941
>it's a riley wants a blowjob episode
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>>64649004
That time he thought he was a science fiction writer was weird for a Buffy episode.
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>>64649038
Solid show, I'm from Texas so watching it was kind of required
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>>64648774
yes, yes it is, especially that GODTIER ENDING. BUT this is a discussion of Buffy.
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>>64648936
Alright.The first season looks like a pretty quick one to go through, is it one of the best overall?
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>>64648773
some, if you're anti joss, but still curious, maybe try angel
he had a far lower amount of work on angel, i think he wrote a grand total of three episodes. he just did the overarching plots, and had other people write

with those numbers, david boreanaz wrote two of the episodes, nearly the same amount
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watch the first 3 seasons, then the musical episode (can´t remember what season that is from) and the finale (which is shittier but damn the feels) and that´s it OP.
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>>64649265
the puppet episode was fucking amazing.

and disturbing.
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It's your thread OP.
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>>64648774
eh.

Angel's season 4 is probably the worst season of both shows combined.
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>>64649298
>then the musical episode

You know how I know you're gay?
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>>64649305
What's with pregnant women ruining Joss Whedon projects? It's like the universe has a sense of humor.
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>>64649319
>not being comfortable enough with your sexuality to enjoy musicals

You are the faggot sir.
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>>64649383
They're a gimmick. Nothing more than filler for when you've run out of good ideas.
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>>64649401
But it isn't just a random sideline, it evolves the overall plot of the season fairly well.
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>>64649411
feels about right
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Angel was objectively a better show but Buffy usually get's more praise
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>>64649302
smile time was good, but like (most of) the comic, spikes MULTIPLE smile time arcs were pretty much a let down
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>>64649465
>4 higher than 3
you shut your whore mouth
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>>64649304
Honestly his melt down is half the reason why I was curious about starting the show
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>>64649438
No better than a clip show
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>>64649574
It is 10x better than a clip show.
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the true ending of the series is that episode in which we discover buffy is a mentally ill patient imagining the whole series
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>>64649735
No. That is an episode though.
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>>64648410
Prime Buffy is considered seasons 2 and 3. Season 1 is basic Buffy.
Only watch best episodes of rest of the seasons.
Season 4:
The Freshmen
The Harsh Light of Day
Pangs
Something Blue (you like Buffy/Spike)
S5:
Buffy vs Dracula
Crush
The Body
Forever
S6:
Once More With Feeling
Normal Again
Last three episodes if you like Evil Willow
S7:
Dirty Girls
End of Days
Chosen
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Buffy is ok. Has its moments. Joss hasn't made any bad shows over all. Angel is better though. Wesley had a great fucking arc. And oh god I was in love with Fred. I'd wife her even when she went all blue demon goddess
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>>64648410
> If so when does it hit its prime?
Partway through season 2. (First season is pretty weak.)

>>64649465
>Angel was objectively a better show
Angel tried to be grittier and take itself more seriously, which didn't work very well when the bad guys are as silly as they are in the Buffy/Angel universe. Also, the cast for Buffy was, on the whole, stronger. Angel had its moments, and Buffy tends to get remembered only for its strongest period, but Buffy definitely wins in a match-up.
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>>64650053
Buffy isn't as good now as it was then. A lot of what it did right has become more commonplace: the witty but human (imperfect) banter, and especially the continuing plot.
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>>64650059
>Angel tried to be grittier and take itself more seriously, which didn't work very well when the bad guys are as silly as they are in the Buffy/Angel universe
It did work but they decided to cast a more Buffyverse slant hence S3 onwards was more campy. They were trying to please Buffyfans so they would watch Angel as at the time not all Buffyfans watched Angel for whatever reason.
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>>64650198
Angel shifted quality multiple times. For instance, season 4 was absolutely horrible but season 5 was great.
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>>64650053
>in love with fred
>in love with a character that was good for about half a season, then devolved into waifu, and eventually superwaifu
its alright to have bad opinions
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>>64650326
The major shifts didn't start happening until season 3. No one thought S3 was great either. S5 they recaptured a little of S1 and 2 thats why it was better.
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>>64648410

Season 2 and 3. 5 is almost as good as despite hate for certain characters.
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Best vampire.
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>>64650326
Angel is one of the only shows i've seen where the 5th season was so much better than earlier seasons. in all other shows, by the time they get to season five they are either irreversibly declining in quality or merely treading water
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>>64652180
And then there's Doctor Who, which didn't *really* hit its stride until somewhere around season 10.
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>>64649305
Except for Wes.
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>>64649888
Season 4.
You didn't list Hush.
Why?
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>>64650380
Season 3 and the first half of 4 were the best though.
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>>64648410
Show is so shitty, but she was so fuckable in her prime.
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>>64648410
One of the best series ever made, same goes for angel. It beats the ever loving shit out of whats currently going on today.
Great casting, chemistry, music, beautiful women the feminists weren't malicious hateful cunts.
Just watch buffy first, then angel despite the viewing order guides that are out there. Currently on season 6 and has less of it's charm going from episode to episode between series.
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>>64653056
ps wesley didn't deserve to be damned.
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>>64653056
Season 6 is the best season imo. It botches a few things that bother some people, which honestly keep it from being regarded unanimously as the best.
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>>64649383
no I think you're just trying to justify being a faggot
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>>64648773
it's essential fap-core, just like charmed, xena and ghost whisperer.
If you have never fapped to it, you're either gay, underage or already a wizard.
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>it's a Spike turns Tara straight and fucks her silly episode
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>>64654124
>It botches a few things that bother some people
yea, like the writing, the characters and overall tone of the show. you know, the little things.
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>>64649795
>That is an episode though.
what else would it be?
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>>64656122
what i dont remember that happening
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>>64649038
watched it. thought it was meh at best. also they pretty much used the same plotline for Smash like 3 times. (just how many fucking times do i have to watch him tell his mama he got into college?)
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>It's a buffy punches a robber puppet and we're supposed to take it seriously episode
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The consensus is that Season 4 is shit, but I've learned that the consensus is often wrong. I find Season 4 and onwards to be Buffy prime, where Joss no longer cares, everything goes batshit insane and the show becomes overtly absurd.

I find the same to be true for Angel, which gets progressively better with time and by season 5 it becomes the best buffyverse material out there.
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Only good for SMG's hairy arms. She waxed after the show anyway.
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>>64649305
what was so bad about it? It had Angelous, Faith and qt Willow, not to mention an engaging storyline that doesn't stop to breathe for like 15 episodes.
>but MUH CORDELIA WAS RUINED
pls, she was a shit character way before she was possessed. there was nothing there to ruin.
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Skip all episodes that don't include spike.

Fuck the glory season especially.
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>>64656560
But the Glory season had spike in every episode.
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>>64656580
Can't skip glory season because of spike character development. Frustrating. Fuck glory.
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>>64649735
>yfw this was commentary on the obsessed fangirls
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>>64656624
Fuck his development. lovesick poppy Spike was worst Spike. he always worked best as the comic relief character and they should have kept him that way. At least they sorta reverted him back to that on Angel.
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Why did joss make buffy such an unbearable character in final season. The whining and shit was so grating.
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>>64656698
The rape arc ruined him a lil I think, but the final few episodes he was gold.
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season where she drops out of college is depressing as fug
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>>64652425
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>>64649241
no, it's the worst. the show is pretty shit in the beginning, to a point where you'd be shocked it even got picked up to begin with.
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>>64649305
While it's definitely the weakest Angel season, it's still better than most of the last half of Buffy.
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>>64656861
The alternatives at the time weren't anything special either.
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>>64657004
I disagree.
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Is season 1 skippable if I have a basic knowledge of the show anyway ? I tried to rewatch all of the show but that season is just a chore to go through and it's not even that long. What are the essentials plot points that occur during the season should I know ?
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Post Buffy's hairy arms faggots.
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>>64657581
just watch this guy's guide:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeKXXs1A7EC60_AXoOl1Hsg/playlists

he abridges the episodes pretty well.
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>>64652013
Spike is the main reason I enjoyed the later seasons of Buffy.

OP I'd say it's worth watching all the way through, it's not going to blow your mind or anything but it's a good enough show and the high points are really good.
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>>64648410
kek just finished holts episode, now on once more with feeling.
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>>64648410
Fucking hell there needs to be another spin off. Tech is decent enough to de age spike and angel. Joss whedon is a total fucking stooge for not doing so, this is only vampire stuff I can enjoy. I hate everything else.
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MOM?
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>>64657816
>early seasons cordelia and buffy
best casting in any series ever? i dont think theres a single character i felt could have been played better by anyone else in the show, even seth green was great
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>>64657816
Not gonna happen, m8. The only continuation we're getting is through the comics (which have been ongoing for years).
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>>64658537
they can always make one of those cinematic video game. that's a good way to keep the actors looking young, just like 'until dawn' made Hayden Panettiere look like her early 20s self again.
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>>64658710
they should just make a new game period, chaos bleeds on gamecube was no masterpiece but i had a lot of fun with it even though SMG didnt voice buffy which was a damn shame

90s style with unlockable outfits (vampirella?) and beating vamps and demons to shit with insane combos
or like that ellen paige game where they use actual actors to mocap everything then just de-age them 20 years, good writing would be key though

hell i'd take an interactive story game like walking dead, sam and max and the wolf among us or whatever it's called, just something
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season 4 a best
come at me.
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>>64648410
Watch untill the end of seson 3, then switch to Angel instead since it starts right after the end of season 3 and is much better than Buffy post season 3, it also ends at a high note unlike Buffy that ended when it was complete garbage.
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