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I really enjoyed this series it was a nice set up to ...
on 16 August 2017
I really enjoyed this series it was a nice set up to the whole Buffy franchise. Lighter than series two which I am now watching which is darker. Sarah Michelle Geller was good as Buffy strong, funny but human. I liked her relationship with Angel which I know grows more in series 2 was a partnership of equals not like Bedward save me Edward all the time. Alyson Hannigan was also good as Willow who was the most identifiable and least stereotyped of them as Xander, Cordelia and Giles were all based on stereotypes. I found her crush on Xander tedious he is not worth it I am glad in season 2 that she is with Oz who actually has more brain cells than Xander. Xander was quite funny and goofy but he was a little boring. I could not bear Cordelia in this season she is so shallow and mean and never grateful to Buffy until when she pulls up later in her car who rescues her at least twice in this season. She does seem to promise more depth and season 2 she seems better. Anthony Head was quite good as Giles very nerdy but human with feelings and I liked his and Buffy's relationship which was fatherly- daughter and I love the scenes when they are training together and she beats him to pulp and his hilarious reaction to her wanting to cheerlead again. David Boreanz in this season was good as Angel his visits always unexpected but I cannot see what the attraction between him and Buffy was beyond slaying and looks but she does not with the slaying have time to do much else. I think he is better in this series than season 2 at the beginning before the part when he turns bad as I do find in season 2 somewhat bland he is all looks and not much personality. The master was a freaky villain and Buffy's final fight with him was good. I like how Buffy and friends are a team and they all take their part but it would be good if Willow was given a little more action and Xander a bit less but he is far from a much marcho character though. I also like Whedon's feminist twist and the way many of his stories have a point.