Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans - whaddya think of the season premiere?

  1. Only caught the past half (unavoidably delayed) but the season looks REAL promising. Anyone? (Feel free to geek away here! )
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  3. by   Stargazer
    <raises hand> I'll be a geek! Pick me!

    I just finished watching it and I loved it. I had heard that it was going to be a lot "lighter", with much more humor this season, and so far I'm not disappointed. Of course having Joss Whedon write the episode, instead of Marti Noxon, always helps. Clearly they're trying to set Dawn up as Buffy's replacement, and I don't know if that's going to work, but I'm just so relieved that she's STOPPED WHINING!! God, she got on my nerves last season.

    Check out Xander with the suit and the nice car! He turned into a middle-aged dad overnight, didn't he? What is he, all of 22 years old?

    They need to come up with something interesting for Anya to do. I've been waiting 2 years for her to turn back into a vengeance demon, and now she's just going to sit around drinking coffee with Halfrek and moaning about her impotence? Bleah.

    Loved that we're back in the old high school and that they're setting up this season as "the Hellmouth strikes back."

    Thought the scenes between Willow and Giles were really sweet. Interesting that Willow gets to "keep" her rogue power but has to deal with the consequences of using it. It broke my heart when Giles asked, "Do you want to be punished?" and she said sadly, "I just want to be Willow."

    Not quite clear on what's going on with Spike. He got his soul back, but it drove him insane? At least they're trying to do something different than just having him be Angel Redux.

    And how cool was it to have the Parade O' Villains at the end? I'm always happy to see the Mayor again. I loved that guy.

    Do we think the new principal's going to turn out to be a White Hat or a Black Hat? And, hey! Buffy got a new job with a little more dignity than slinging grease at the Doublemeat Palace. Oh, and I do hope that we find out what that opening sequence in Istanbul was supposed to be about.

    All in all, an auspicious start. I'll be shutting up now. :imbar
    Last edit by Stargazer on Sep 25, '02
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Very nice, Stargazer - you get a *gold* star! Thank you for filliing in the blanks from the first half of the show. Just curious - where were Willow and Giles? I saw them, but was it in Sunnydale? I LOVE the Spike thing. He was such a timid person before he became a vampire it makes sense that the horror of all the things he did as a vampire would drive him mad. He'll be back .

    They sort of had that "next generation" thing going with the group of kids Dawn got stuck with in the hole. Totally with you on the whining... I'd like to see the principal be a white hat, but you know how Joss Whedon is about turning things around in a second.

    The morph thing with the villains at the end rocked! Can't wait to see the next episode.
  5. by   Stargazer
    Hey, no problem, Ratched, I've got your back!

    I think Willow and Giles were in England--I'm assuming Devon, since Giles said in last year's season finale that the coven that gave him his powers was in Devon.

    You know, I totally missed that, but I think you're right--the 2 kids that Dawn was trapped with are going to turn into The New Scoobies.

    I hope the principal is a White Hat too, but I'm not getting sucked in just yet--I don't trust Joss any farther than I can throw him!
  6. by   Enright
    Never enough Spike for me in any episode. Loved the season opener but had no idea what was up with the Istanbul opening. Any ideas? I loved it when Willow told Giles he was going "all Dumbledore" on her. That was sweet.
  7. by   Whisper
    Wow a spoilers thread on all nurses... I need look no further, LOL
    The scenes in the UK were shot in Bath not Devon though.. I can not wait for the new series to start, only a couple more months to go
  8. by   Nurse Ratched
    Whisper - I'm so sorry - I hope we didn't ruin it for you! (I promise to post spoiler next time. ) Forgive?

    BTW - Is Buffy very popular in England? I think the general consensus here is we really dig Spike even if he isn't really British .
  9. by   Whisper
    I don't mind the spoilers, I read this post because I thought there might be spoilers....
    BTVS is pretty popular in this country and ATS was more popular last year.

    I have overcome the fact that Spike is not English.. His accent is good, but not that good, I also accepted the fact that Wesley is not English, although that was easier to swallow. But then I get to remember that Adrian Paul, from Highlander and Peter Wingfield from Highlander are both from this side of the pond
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    Adrian Paul (drool.............)

    I'm sorry - what was I saying?
  11. by   Whisper
    lol
  12. by   stressedlpn
    I totally missed it could not find it on my sat. system HELP I have direct t.v. and watch the reruns every day.
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    I watch FX reruns a lot, too, stressed . Our area's Direct TV didn't carry UPN until January of this year, so I had to catch up on the episodes. Call Direct TV and ask them WHEN they are going to get UPN and WB in your area! (It really irked me, because this is the ONLY show I watch faithfully lol.)

    Enright - can't wait to see where they are going with the weird opening.
  14. by   stressedlpn
    will call as soon as I log off here thanks for the info

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