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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