More Buffy

Mar. 12th, 2009 05:55 pm
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Watching even more Buffy as I recover from this bug (pretty much over the really bad infectious part, still in the feeling very floppy and having no strength part)

First time around I thought Angel was fantastic and Riley was a waste of space.

This time (several years later) I think Angel is a self-pitying, lacking in emotional range, bore.

Riley is gorgeous, is actually able to smile, has depths of character that make Angel look shallow and is the far more interesting character.

I still don't like Faith (but I do like the way her relationship with the Mayor was written).

Anya has grown on me.  She'll probably never be a favourite, but she's reasonably well-written.

I like both Oz and Tara (didn't care much for either of them first time around).  Now, I care what happens to both of them.

I think a lot of the change is in myself.  When I was younger, I used to watch all shows with a 'one true pairing' mindset.  Anyone who came in after the first love interest that I really related to was obviously a bad guy/gal and really bad for my favourite character.

Nowadays, I'm a lot more open-minded.  People develop and move on.  The first major love is not necessarily the right one for a person.  It's also genuinely possible for someone to have deep feelings for more than one person - in such cases, being forced to choose is a nightmare.  Willow cares deeply for both Oz and Tara - which is why they both have the ability to hurt her.

Mind you, I'm not one hundred percent open-minded. When it comes to Stargate, Sam and Jack belong together (unless either of them fancies a fling with Maybourne, of course...)

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