Originally Posted by The Rain Dog
Dom it gets so much better - I recommend if you're able starting Angel season one when you start Buffy season 4 - Im doing an episode each and its fantastic.
I have had the complete Buffy collection for a couple of years and watched it all the way through twice. I got the Angel collection just after Christmas (got it on Amazon and saved almost $100 Australian that way) and have watched it all the way through once.
I'm working my way through BSG from start to finish at the moment but once I am done with that I'm starting Buffy again and doing the Buffy/Angel alternating episodes from season 4. I loved when they were on TV in Australia and I got to watch them that way, one night Angel another night Buffy and all the crossovers fitted in.
I have a thing for shows with spin offs and crossover arcs but I had a thing for Buffy long before Angel got his own show (had a thing for Angel himself for a long while too).
Have seen a few posts about top 10 episodes and been thinking about mine. Don't think I can narrow it down to 10. Obvious choice for favourite is Once More With Feeling and Becoming (both parts) are high on the list.
Rath, you aren't the only Buffy fan who didn't like The Body. I mean, I think it was a fantastic hour of television, brilliantly acted and written, the sound and presence of the episode were incredible but it didn't feel like Buffy. I love shows like this for the unreality, the demons and monsters that are metaphors for life experiences. This episode wasn't unreality, it was something very real that has happened to a lot of people and didn't fulfil the escape part of my love for Buffy.
Loved the idea of turning all the potentials into Slayers in Chosen and loved the way they bought the show to a close but I wouldn't say that was one of my favourite episodes, just favourite ideas.
I love anything with The Master and anything where Angelus makes an appearance. I really enjoy history and the eps I love to watch over and over are ones with flashbacks of the vamp gang causing havoc.