Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Finally, a decent Buffy episode

Tonight was the season finale. It wasn't great, but it was good. I noticed that Joss Whedon both wrote and directed this episode, and the dialogue approached a little of the snappiness of seasons 1-3. Lately the show has been moribund, with rare moments of excellence, in particular the musical episode. Of course, even a bad Buffy was always better than a good Friends.

All in all, it was time for Buffy to go. At least Angel, which is a much better show, has been renewed for next season.

By the way, I am aware that the show was morally problematic, what with the lesbian witchcraft and the occult plots. But at least it was interesting. For more on why the show was interesting, you can read my article on Faith and Nietzsche in Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale.

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