For the first time ever, I have now watched a series all the way from season 1, episode 1 to the series finale in order without missing one. So many people told me I really needed to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer that I bought the movie and all seven seasons of the TV show on DVD and watched them all. I finished the finale a few minutes ago, and I want to talk about it.
I figured it would be difficult to hold a discussion about the entire span of a series without unboxed spoilers–hence the warning in the thread title.
Obviously, the show had its inconsistencies (like the first ubervamp kicking the snot out of Buffy for several episodes, but by the finale, even Andrew and Dawn are killing them with swords), but overall I thought it was absolutely fantastic.
What were your favorite parts? What didn’t you like? What do you wish had happened that didn’t (and vice-versa)?
The musical episode was incredible. The way it clarified all of the diverse issues in the series was pure genius.
Up until Season 7, Dawn was the most annoying, whiney, bratty little character they’d ever introduced–even worse than Andrew and Jonathan. She drove me nuts.
Amy was a loose end that I don’t think they tied up well. Once she was changed back from a rat, there’s a lot they could have done with her, and the Willow-into-Warren episode had incredible potential for Amy that they never followed. She just wandered off into the sunset.