13 replies on “The End of Buffy”

  1. fiziko says:

    More on AICN
    Ain’t It Cool News has a little more in the Coaxial news column. I didn’t link directly to it, as some of it contains spoilers, including the fact that at least one particular character from Buffy will be moving to Angel next season. (It’s a “that cast member has agreed to it” type of news, so it states which character it is without precluding the possibility of others making the move.) The schedule is there, too. The next new episode will air on April 15, and every subsequent week will have a new episode until the one hour finale on May 20.

    • UncleJam says:

      Re: More on AICN

      The next new episode will air on April 15, and every subsequent week will have a new episode until the one hour finale on May 20.

      Actually, there is no new episode for April 22.

      I’m so torn about the end of Buffy. On the one hand it was one of the best shows on television for several years and I treasure the first three seasons dearly. They are exquisitely executed and wonderfully written.

      On the other hand, since then it’s been all downhill. This latest season is the worst, although it’s hard to beat Season 6 for sheer suckitude.

      On the gripping hand, Angel has never been better and hopefully will continue to get better when the WB renews it, as I’m sure they will. I can’t wait to find out which Buffy cast member will be making the move. Whoever it is, they will certainly get better writing than on Buffy. Bleh.

      • Alexius says:

        Re: More on AICN

        I can’t wait to find out which Buffy cast member will be making the move. Whoever it is, they will certainly get better writing than on Buffy. Bleh.

        I Hate To Say It, Since I Love Buffy, But Angel Has Always Been Higher Quality. I Attributed It To the Fact That When Buffy Started, They Were A Small, Underfunded Show, With ‘You Get What You Pay For’ Cast And Crew. Since Buffy Took Off, They Might Have Augmented It, but The Core crew Was Probably The Same That’s Always Been Around. When Angel Started, It Was A Bigger Ticket Spin Off, With More Money To Spend On Writers, Edittors, Etc. The Episode Where Spike Was On Angel, I Was Stunned At How Well Spike Was Handled. Ditto Willow. They Just Did So Much More With The Characters. Made Them Much Better.

        Buffy Was Excellent, But I Think It Went down hill The Less Control Joss Has Had Over It, And The More he Left To Others. The Shows Is Still The Best On Television, But If You Had To Compare A New Joss-Intensive Series (CoughFireflyCough) To A Buffy That Joss Signed Off On, I’d Think That The New One Would Do Much Better.

        • UncleJam says:

          Re: More on AICN
          I think you’re absolutely right about the level of Joss involvement determining the overall quality of the show, at least as concerns Buffy. He started up Angel during Buffy’s 4th season, which is when things started to go awry on that show.

          Although, to be honest, he was heavily involved in “Once More, With Feeling” which I feel is the most overrated and least interesting episodes in the history of the show. If I never see it again, it will be too soon.

          I don’t know how much active involvement he has with Angel these days, what with working on Firefly for at least part of the season. But whatever he’s doing (or not doing), Angel rocks!

          And while I whole-heartedly support bringing over some Buffy castmembers, I really hope the Buffy writers (okay, Marti Noxon) stay far, far away. he blame for just about all the badness of Buffy for the last few years, especially the last two seasons, can be laid at Marti’s doorstep.

      • Cybrchondriac says:

        Re: More on AICN

        Actually, there is no new episode for April 22.

        I’m so torn about the end of Buffy. On the one hand it was one of the best shows on television for several years and I treasure the first three seasons dearly. They are exquisitely executed and wonderfully written.

        On the other hand, since then it’s been all downhill. This latest season is the worst, although it’s hard to beat Season 6 for sheer suckitude.

        On the gripping hand, Angel has never been better and hopefully will continue to get better when the WB renews it, as I’m sure they will.

        I sort of agree, the first 3 seasons absolutely rocked, and seasons 4,5,and 6 have been downhill. (I liked dark Willow though)
        I don’t agree, however, about this last season.
        I think this season of Angel has been the one that’s pretty sucky, particularly with the corny soap-operaesque “we’re having a baby” schtick. Right now, I”m liking Buffy much better.
        I think it’s been a pretty good build up for the end. **sniff**

  2. Dave says:

    oh, the cruel irony
    Saint Louis and the area finally gets a UPN affiliate, just in time for Buffy to go away. I’ll get to see the last few episodes and that’s it.

    At least I’ll have Enterprise to console me… oh, wait, it’s started to suck, apparently.

    … ummm, SmackDown is still around. I guess that’s a good thing… uh, … ‘scuse me, I need that knife, yeah the really sharp one… down, not across…

  3. Kyla Morgan says:

    The one will call “The slayer”
    I guess Buffys alright but I wouldn’t mind seeing her leave. The slayers in trainning are pretty cool. Espicially Kennedy. And oh god I sure hope that Dawn doesn’t became the next slayer. My email address is [email protected] so obviously I absolutley love Faith. I’m rooting for her and will be extremley sad and very pissed if she dies.

    • phudzilla says:

      Re: The one will call “The slayer”

      I guess Buffys alright but I wouldn’t mind seeing her leave. The slayers in trainning are pretty cool. Espicially Kennedy. And oh god I sure hope that Dawn doesn’t became the next slayer. My email address is [email protected] so obviously I absolutley love Faith. I’m rooting for her and will be extremley sad and very pissed if she dies.

      Doesn’t Faith have to die for a new slayer to be called? I mean Faith was called when the Jamaican chick was iced.(what was her name?)

      • fiziko says:

        Re: The one will call “The slayer”

        Doesn’t Faith have to die for a new slayer to be called? I mean Faith was called when the Jamaican chick was iced.(what was her name?)

        Kendra, and yes, Joss has said that the Slayer line is now going through Faith exclusively, which is why Buffy’s second death didn’t call anyone. Faith doesn’t have to stay dead, though, as we saw when Buffy’s death called Kendra.

        If I were Spike, Anya, or some other similarly detached individual, I’d be drowning Faith for a few moments and then reviving her. Then I’d find the potential that was called, and do the same. Lather, rinse, repeat. Soon, the army of potentials gets pretty bloody lethal.

        • Babbster says:

          Re: The one will call “The slayer”

          If I were Spike, Anya, or some other similarly detached individual, I’d be drowning Faith for a few moments and then reviving her. Then I’d find the potential that was called, and do the same. Lather, rinse, repeat. Soon, the army of potentials gets pretty bloody lethal.

          Damn. I mean…Damn. I thought I was detached (and more importantly desensitized), but for some reason the imagery that calls forth really disturbs me. Damn.

          I need to grab my copy of Saving Private Ryan (DVD for best immersion) and just watch the Omaha Beach sequence over and over again a few times since I’m clearly not jaded enough yet. :)

      • Kyla Morgan says:

        Kendra

        Her name was kendra. She was killed by Drusilla.
        Yeah she would have to die but I perfer not to think of that happening.

  4. Demon child "Kelsey" says:

    yes no maybe so
    hopefully faith doesent die but if she does then who do you think will become the next slayer? I’m hoping kennedy or amanda. e-mail me at [email protected]

  5. Evil_Bunny_Slayer says:

    What Next?
    Still trying to to accept the fact the the encredible seven year runis coming to an end. You have to be asking yourself where they’ll turn up.

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