Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Just finished

Buffy: Season 4. Probably the highest number of great episodes in a season, but slightly less compelling season arc. Adam = ehh. I missed the mayor, who was just so daffy, evil, and doting upon Faith. Wacky, but all the more striking when he lost it in the hospital, looking down on the comatose Faith. But that's 3. 4 seems to be the most even season yet; I don't recall a clunker episode in the batch, though "Restless," the coda, seemed sophomoric somehow in its treatment of dream imagery. Spike is the greatest. Xander and Anya are hysterical and, finally, touching. Giles in full blown mid-life crisis. Singing "Free Bird." Very nearly did my mind melt. Great stuff.

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Ok, who wants to see Batman Begins with me tomorrow?

4 comments:

Wendy Wisner said...

Batman Begins? Saw it already. Danny dragged me to a 12:00am showing. Can you believe I went?

rebecca said...

I just read your excellent news about the book. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Hoping my expectations aren't too high for Batman Begins, so haven't intentionally been reading about it like I did Star Wars. Saw Star Wars a second time and liked it much more, though.

alyson said...

Personally, I thought seasons 2 and 3 were Buffy's best. Although I did enjoy season 4 - there were some gems - 'Hush,' 'Something Blue,' and the Faith mini-arc are great, and of course I love Willow and Tara. The Mayor is definitely one of the reasons why I adore season 3, and I'm a sucker for the 'Angel goes bad' storyline in season 2. Anyway, I'll stop now - I sound like *such* a geek!