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4.0 out of 5 stars
The best episodes? Yeah, whatever..., 21 Feb 2004
How, i want to know, can anyone expect to be able to compress the wonders of Buffy down into just four episodes? To show the magnificence of the series in that amount of time is just asking for a miracle that cannot possibly happen.
Becoming part one i do not consider one of the best buffy episodes ever. Part two perhaps... but really, what's the deal with part one? The plot, the emotion, shown in this epsiode is a tiny dip in the ocean compared to the feeling shown in part two.
Graduation day part two - yeah, ok maybe. But to understand the significance of it you need to have part one in there too. You have to see everything that happens between Buffy and Faith in the previous episode to possibly understand how Buffy taunts the mayor - these two episodes cannot exisit with out the other, yeah? thats the whole point of 'to be continued...'
The Hush - finally a classic episode! The orginality of filming an episode silently is why this epsiode deserves to be here, and the amount of acting it must have surely required; and the music score was, of course, just fantastic.
The Gift - of course, the monumental epsiode. Really, when it comes down to the basics behind the plot of Buffy it is the turning point for the entire series. It is the cause of everything that happens in the following two seasons, even if it doesn't seem obvious. All of buffys actions can be linked back to this episode - the change in her personality when she came back caused reactions that before would not ever have happened (Buffy and Spike anyone???)
What i really want to know, is why on earth is Chosen not in here? It was the last episode ever of pete's sake, ad evreyone put in a heart stopping performance - i cannot have been the only one who cried my eyes out, surely?
Well, i could rave for hours, but i won't. Its not that these episodes are not good, but come on, really? Finding the best four episodes that suits everyone? It's impossible.
What I want to know is , where's James marsters performance in Crush? Where's Sarah MG's unbelievable performance in The Body? Where's Primevil? Restless? taking us right back to the start, where's Welcome to the Hellmouth?
And especially, where is the probably most famous episode ever -Once More With Feeling? It's scandalous that it is not in here, all the main characters put in fantastic performances in what is probably one of the most original episodes of buffy ever and yet, remarkably, still seemed to fit in with the overall feeling of that season. But thats Joss Whedon's amazing mind for you.
Now here's a thought - why isn't he picking these? After all, he knows the series better than most of us can even imagine...