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"It's not as a good as it used to be" LIES! LIES! LIES!,
This review is from: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 6 - Episodes 12-22 (Box Set) [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Okay, Season 6 got a bit wonky in the middle, I'll admit that. It sort of mutated into Dawson's Creek with fangs and puns. A lot of emotion got thrown into the mix and the outcome wasn't pretty, but luckily, Joss Whedon and his crew spotted this, and decided to f**k things up. Literally. Everything got turned around, ripped apart, thrown into walls, kicked while down and finally spat on. Some people would see this as a complaint, that the show moved on, that the show progressed, that the show didn't stay in high school and have the monster of the week scenario. People don't like change, when something *does* change (I mean, with Buffy, it's not like it just happened, it's been going that way for a while) people can't get used to it and loose interest. These people annoy me and I have no time for them.
Buffy is an extremely intelligent show, the writers know what they're doing, they have faith in their audience, and as fans, we have faith in them. The ending of Season 6 is a natural progression. Buffy has a job, she HAS to work to provide money for her and sister, if she doesn't, social services will take Dawn away. Joss isn't going to make Buffy win the lottery or inherit a small fortune from a Cuban drug lord. He's going to do what he's always done. Make it as realistic as possible (without regards to the monsters/vampires/demons etc.)
The cast out shine them selves this year; James Marsters and Alyson Hannigan deserve more recognition for their efforts this season. Both handled the scripts brilliantly.
Overall, season 6 is a bumpy ride. You'll either love it, or hate it. The structure's been messed with this season and why not? Joss and co pulled it off. This season is as strong as any other season before it.