I’ve finished season 1 and now begin season 2.
“Angel,” episode 7, is my favorite so far. I love Angel and I love learning more about him. Having only watched a couple of episodes of Buffy once upon a time, I didn’t really know Angel’s background. Angel assumed that you were a Buffy fan and didn’t always give you the back story on him either. Plus, I haven’t watched Angel from the beginning either, which may have been when they discussed that stuff. I also love Buffy and Angel together!
Episodes 8 and 9 were a little more hokey like the rest of the episodes have been. But, I’ve learned to accept that Buffy doesn’t just deal with vampires. So, that’s a good thing. And, even though Sid (the dummy) was a little weird and creepy, I still liked that episode.
Episodes 10 and 11 were kind of cool. There were some really corny parts that made me snicker, but I really liked their premise. I, however, didn’t like the spiders in episode 10. I definitely could’ve done without those!
Episode 12, the season finale, was kind of disappointing. It all seemed too easy. Sure, the Scooby gang had their hardships and bad things happened, but it was all resolved too quickly and quietly. Plus, it would’ve been interesting to have a cliffhanger. Maybe, I’ll get one at the end of season 2.
I’m liking Giles more and more. I love how knowledgeable he is. And, I love how anti-technology he is. Even though that’s the furthest thing from my own self, I can see his point, especially since I’m 15 years in the future from when these episodes first aired. Joss Whedon must have a little bit of foresight.
I’m also starting to like Cordelia a little bit more. Now that I’ve seen her vulnerable side, she’s not so evil. But, I wish she’d realize that popularity isn’t everything!