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Buffy Just Gets Better and Better,
This review is from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 [DVD]  (DVD)
This is a beautiful set of 22 episodes. The comedy and pathos of Spike's growing obsession with Buffy is so touching and funny. The whole Dawn storyline is just the most audacious thing you'll ever see in any TV show - dropping in a new character as if she'd always been there, without any acknowledgement of this for about five episodes. Never has a genre TV show assumed its audience to be intelligent and committed enough to accept such outlandish manipulation its the canvas of characters. There's the gradually increasing tension between Buffy and Willow, as Willow grows into a powerful witch with her own agenda and concerns (one of the most thrilling episodes involves Willow exacting revenge for the lost of her girlfriend Tara.) And how about the increasing hilarity of Anya and totally laugh-out-loud disaster that goes by the name of Harmony - the vampire who loves unicorns. It's just a continuous stream of funny, intelligent and gripping fantasy television.