I just watched my first ever episode of Buffy!

Brian G Turner

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Never watched it in the day, but as we're desperately running out of things to watch as a family I thought we'd try Buffy now it's on Amazon Prime.

So we watched Welcome to the Hellmouth...

Anyway, somewhat cheesy, as expected - but more entertaining than I expected, and some good dialogue.

Will be watching episode 2 tonight. :)
 

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Brilliant.
A friend of mine (and long time Buffy fan) has been watching it with her twelve year old son. He's got really into it.
 

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The cheesiness is there, granted. But the thing with Buffy is that the characters and story are good enough that the show holds up. You'll enjoy it for sure.
 

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The show is still trying to find it's footing in season 1. Season 2 is put together better and the show really starts to shine. Many people believe 3 is the best. It's really good but 5 always stood out to me.
 

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The first season is cheesy and even a bit hokey, but the characters shine through and the season finale (the first episode both written and directed by Joss Whedon) elevates the show onto another level. Season 2 is quite a lot better and the show goes from strength to strength there.

If you're watching it with kids, it may be worth noting that Buffy gets a lot less cheesier and lot more, er, adult surprisingly quickly in Season 2. 12 and up is fine, below that might lead to some interesting conversations (Season 6 in particular is "complicated" on that score).
 

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I nearly lost interest with the mantis episode, but I was interested enough to keep watching. The scripting is clever and seems to take its cue from good thrillers in using misdirection and twists. The Season 1 finale was quite gripping, with a strong emotional undertone. Am looking forward to Season 2.

No worries about the kids, as the youngest is 15. I think the whole Season 1 was rated as 15 anyway on Amazon Prime Video.
 

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When it was first showed, I missed the entire first season and started at the second, though I did catch the first later.

I like the new characters in the second season, one in particular.
 

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Hope you enjoy it, Brian. As others have said, Season 2 really picks up and becomes a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Season 3 was my favourite. For me, after that, it became a bit patchy, maybe due to Whedon's attention being diverted elsewhere, but there were still some absolute classic episodes (my very favourite episode is in season 4) just not quite the consistency.

I still haven't forgiven Sky for when they first started showing the series (on Saturday evenings) and dropped it from the schedules mid-way through season 2. I wrote angry letters :mad: Yes, letters :LOL:
 

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Never watched it in the day, but as we're desperately running out of things to watch as a family I thought we'd try Buffy now it's on Amazon Prime.

So we watched Welcome to the Hellmouth...

Anyway, somewhat cheesy, as expected - but more entertaining than I expected, and some good dialogue.

Will be watching episode 2 tonight. :)
Buffy is an excellent series . :cool:

I also recommend Angel
:cool:
 

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Good for you, Brian. I envy that you get to see it for the first time. It keeps getting better and better. Enjoy.
 

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This. I wish there was some sort of safe and quick (possibly) hypnotising method to selectively cull things you've read or seen from your memory - then I could watch Firefly, Buffy, Angel and Galaxy Quest, or read Tolkien, Pratchett, Heinlein and David Weber's HH series for the first time again, every time...
 

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