In the midst of my mourning the upcoming end of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (combined with my boredom at work), I have compiled quite a few list I’ll be throwing out in the next eight days. BTW, no wise acres throwing up spoiler stuff you’ve read on the comments please. So today, I’ll rank my favorite seasons (for this, and most list, Season 7 is not judged, have to wait and see Joss bring it full circle first).  Season 3 — Faith, Faith and more Faith (actually not enough Faith). Gang deals with realities of finishing school. Plenty of Mayor Wilkins. Explored the dark side of being a Slayer.  Season 2 — We get to meet Spike and Dru. Angel becomes Angelus and is no longer “as boring as a table lamp.” Oz enters the Buffyverse. Xander and Willow find love. SMG does probobly here best acting this season.  Season 6 — Not a popular choice I know, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Loved the idea of the Big Bad being humans. Got to see the Scoobies operate without Giles. Buffy has to deal with real realities on many fronts. Dawn gets some depth. Anya’s wit gets more attention. Willow becomes a wicked wiccan. Xander saves the world.  Season 1 — Sets the stage for everything to come. Introduces all of the characters nicely but does not reveal too much about any of them so that are plenty of stories left to tell.  Season 5 — Strong finish, but didn’t really get cranking until near the end. Joyce’s death makes Buffy grow up more and assume a big sister / mother / best friend / savior of the world role. Spike gets to be a good guy.  Season 4 — had some of the strongest episodes, but just didn’t add up as a whole. Riley was forced down viewers throats, Adam was just kind of lame, and the ending was flat out weak. Looking at the series as a whole, it was a nice tranision year (kids start college, Willow comes out, Giles takes over the Magic Shop) but couldn’t quite deliver the goods. Season 7 is lurking near the bottom of the pack right now, but a strong finish can bump it up a few slots.
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So TBS now runs Dawson’s Creek re-runs in the mornings. Who are they targeting with this? Unemployed high school drop-outs?
Why hasn’t DirectTv or Time-Warner or somebody thought to add al-Jazeera to their line-up? Even put it on pay per view, folks would eat that up.
Sad morning for television. There was the death of Fred Rogers, which hits on all on some level. Then I find out this will be the Final season of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” Even though this show has been on for seven years, I only became a viewer last season (super-natural non-sense and vampires aren’t usually my cup of tea). But thanks to re-runs and DVDs, I’ve been able to catch up on the strange happenings in Sunnydale. This is without a doubt one of the best written shows on television. How it has been overlooked for numerous Emmys is beyond me. I kinda knew this was coming (what with Gellar’s contract being up) and they seem to be taking the story arc to an ultimate finality. On the plus side, we get Faith back for a few episodes. And a returning Angel might be sorta cool as well. So godspeed denziens of Sunnydale. And I’m sure Joss Wheadon won’t dissapoint with a memorable finish.