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PostSubject: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:24 am

Any fans here?

I never paid a bit of attention to this show when it was on the air. But the power of Netflix allowed me access to the entire series, so I started watching Season 1 and got hooked. Now I'm almost halfway through season 7 and I gotta say this was one of the most fun Tv "rides" I've taken. Something about the tone of the show just works, Whedon is brilliant at putting ensemble casts together and he has the writing chops to provide them with great material week after week.

Not everything worked (nothing does all the time), but the show was more hit than miss.

Kinda funny for a 40 year old dude to be watching a late-teen show about cheesy vampires and babes in mini-skirts...but guilty pleasure it surely is.

Plus, it's a damn babe fest.

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:50 am

Hey man, why is everything we post or try to post end up on the 'Like the loco' thread? I tried posting some vids yesterday and it came out all fucked up.


Oh yeah and I never really checked this out but there are some righteous babes on this show.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:18 pm

Akeldama wrote:
Hey man, why is everything we post or try to post end up on the 'Like the loco' thread? I tried posting some vids yesterday and it came out all fucked up.


Oh yeah and I never really checked this out but there are some righteous babes on this show.

Not sure what is causing that problem, I was able to delete the first post.

Anyway, back to Buffy.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:17 pm

Yeah it's a good show, my wife got hooked on it and then I started watching it too. I freaking hate comercials so on tv I had a hard time watching it but, yeah Netflix kicks ass, that's one show I got to watch from beginning to end, after I finish My Name is Earl, my wife has allready been watching Buffy and is like into the 5th season I think. Cooler than the movie, although Donald Sutherland and Rutger Haurer? Where pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:32 pm

Love the Buffster!! (Didn't I start a thread about it here some time ago? Could've sworn I did.)

When it first aired in the late 90s I wasn't terribly interested at first cuz the movie sucked, so I was like "Why the hell would they make a TV series out of it?" But one night I was channel surfing and landed on some show with a hot blonde chick kicking ass on some kind of lizard creature, I was like "What the hell is this?" -- turned out it was the "Buffy" series. So I immediately got on board (that would've been towards the end of the 1st season, maybe beginning of the 2nd) and stayed with the series till the end of its run.

The spin-off "Angel" wasn't a bad show either.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:04 pm

This thread reminded me that I own "Buffy" season 1 on DVD... my wife got it for me for Xmas a couple of years ago. Maybe I oughta bust it out. I think it's still in the shrink wrap!
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:56 pm

I've always wondered why season 1 is half the episodes as the rest of the series. There are only 12 episodes in season 1 and 22 in each of the rest of the series.

Also, Freddy, if you pull out that DVD set, let me know if they included the unaired Pilot episode as an extra.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:57 pm

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I've always wondered why season 1 is half the episodes as the rest of the series. There are only 12 episodes in season 1 and 22 in each of the rest of the series.

If memory serves, "Buffy" premiered as a "mid-season" replacement show (i.e. it started in late winter/early Spring, as opposed to in the Fall)... that might explain it.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:25 am

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Detuned wrote:
I've always wondered why season 1 is half the episodes as the rest of the series. There are only 12 episodes in season 1 and 22 in each of the rest of the series.

If memory serves, "Buffy" premiered as a "mid-season" replacement show (i.e. it started in late winter/early Spring, as opposed to in the Fall)... that might explain it.

Yeah, that makes sense. I really didn't watch TV during most of the 90's, didn't start up again until around 2004 or so. I've been catching up with all these via Netflix streaming. What a wonderful invention.

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:59 pm

I took a look thru the production notes 'n' stuff on my "Buffy Season 1" DVD box the other night, Detuned... and I was right, the show premiered in March of '97. So it was indeed a "mid season" show when it started.

No "unaired pilot" on the set I have, though. Just the first 12 episodes. I'm sure there must be some kind of super-deluxe ultra-fanboy set out there with such odds and ends included though.


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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:01 am

There is a "complete series" box set, contains all 7 seasons plus a bonus disc of extras not available elsewhere. I've seen used copies for around $100, I just haven't had any disposable income recently.

But I WILL be getting a copy sometime in the not too distant future.

Another reason I love Buffy...

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:15 pm

Let's not forget Charisma Carpenter as "Cordelia"
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...and (in later seasons) Eliza Dushku as "Faith"
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...what the hell, as the show went on even Alyson "Willow" Hannigan got kinda hot, in a dorky sort of way.
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:11 pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon on SyFy Channel all day today. Haven't watched this show in dog years... but it's still kickass!!
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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:53 pm

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon on SyFy Channel all day today. Haven't watched this show in dog years... but it's still kickass!!

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:43 pm

"Once More With Feeling" could very well be one of the best episodes of TV I've ever seen.

On a more serious note, I still think the most impressive Joss Whedon directed episode of Buffy was "The Body", where Buffy came home to find her Mother dead on the couch. That episode will rip your guts out.


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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:00 pm

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On a more serious note, I still think the most impressive Joss Whedon directed episode of Buffy was "The Body", where Buffy came home to find her Mother dead on the couch. That episode will rip your guts out.

Oh yeah, that one packed a wallop. It hit my wife especially hard since she'd lost her Mom recently at the time.

We were talkin' about that episode during the marathon, how that episode was like getting hit in the gut. Especially since over the course of the previous season or so, Buffy had "outed" herself as a Slayer to her Mom, and her Mom struggled with it but eventually understood, and they were getting along better than they ever had, and then....boom.

And if memory serves she simply died of a brain hemorrhage or something similarly ordinary... not via supernatural means, like you would expect from a show like that. Which just made it even more tragic.

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:30 am

Okay, I'm going to attempt to do a "Shawn's favorite Buffy episodes" list.

Part One

Season 1

Witch (ep3)
Angel (ep7)
Prophecy Girl (ep12)

Season 2

When She Was Bad (ep1)
School Hard (ep3)
Halloween (ep6)
Innocence (ep14)
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (ep16)
Passion (ep17)
I Only Have Eyes For You (ep19)
Becoming - (ep21 & 22)

Season 3

Dead Man's Party (ep2)
Faith, Hope & Trick (ep3)
Band Candy (ep6)
Lover's Walk (ep8)
The Wish (ep9)
The Zeppo (ep13)
Doppelgangland (ep16)
The Prom (ep20)
Graduation Day (ep21 & 22)

Season 4

The Freshman (ep1)
Fear Itself (ep4)
Something Blue (ep9)
Hush (ep10)
A New Man (ep12)
Who Are You (ep16)
Where The Wild Things Are (ep18)
Restless (ep22)

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PostSubject: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)   Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:36 am

We've been working our way thru the Buffy series on Netflix over the past few weeks...having a lot of fun going down memory lane.
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