Sunday, September 21, 2008
A Reformed Buffy
"You know, I just - I woke up and I looked in the mirror and I thought, "Hey, what's with all the sin? I need to change. I'm-I'm dirty, I'm bad with the sex, and the envy, and that-that loud music us kids listen to nowadays. B-" Oh, I just suck at undercover." -Buffy, 3.01 "Anne"
I just started watching Season 3 of Buffy with my friend Keith-who as I have mentioned is experiencing the Buff for the first time. Another friend, KJ, in a similar situation just finished Seasons 3 and 4 in apparently marathon sessions, commented on how Season 3 takes Buffy to a higher arena of play in regards to plot development, thematic content, and the scripts. "Anne" is a superbly fashioned season premiere. Buffy really does change, reforms and comes into her own, as a character and at the level of the show. A fellow Buffyologist, Ryan ,has a great overview of season 3 on his blog, Beyond The Rubicon.
It's great to be watching Buffy for a second time-and sharing too.