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A pale shadow of its former self
on 24 February 2004
Buffy season seven was a dismal end to what was one was bright series. For the most part, season seven is just plain dull. This was reflected in its lowest ratings when it aired in the US. It's a shame, beacuse the first episode of the season was very good, and offered so much. But then the show actually gave us very little.
Joss Whedon, writer of such brilliant episodes as "Hush" and "Earshot" is reduced to formulaic, smutty writing. The final episode is just not the Joss we came to know and love.
Faith, making an appearance after starring in Angel season four, goes from complex chararacter to a pretty prop.
Even Giles, whose appearances in season six were treasured, is reduced to a pointless capacity.
I will buy season seven, if only for completion sake. But this isn't the Buffy I know and loved.