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Question Season One: Your views, before and now

Discussion in 'Season 1' started by matt124, Apr 1, 2017.

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Season One: Your views, before and now

  1. Still love it

  2. Still like it

  3. Still dislike it

  4. Still hate it

  5. Loved it, now like it

  6. Loved it, now dislike it

  7. Loved it, now hate it

  8. Liked it, now love it

  9. Liked it, now dislike it

  10. Liked it, now hate it

  11. Disliked it, now love it

  12. Disliked it, now like it

  13. Disliked it, now hate it

  14. Hated it, now love it

  15. Hated it, now like it

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  1. matt124

    matt124 Potential

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    How did you feel about Buffy Season 1 when you first watched it and what is your view to it now today? Has your opinion changed.
     
  2. Priceless

    Priceless I am now

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    At the risk of repeating myself, I enjoy Season 1 episodes more than I remember enjoying them at the time, but I wonder if that is just nostalgia. There are only 2 eps of that season I now dislike, Teachers Pet and IRYJ, though I could, if pushed, find some positive things to say about them.
     
  3. thetopher

    thetopher Member of the Church Of Faith

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    Sineya
    Season 1 is the most nolstagia filled for me. The first time through I liked it; it was fun, witty, quirky and a bit cheesy.
    But I came to value cheese more and more as the show went on. While the overall plot arc is a little creaky it still works- at least for Buffy. Her 'acceptance of slaying' and what that represents is well written.
    I think Season 1 does what it needs to do very well; introduce the characters, the lore of the Buffyverse. Season 1 sets the stage for the greatness of Season 2.
     
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  4. Carrie Hopewell

    Carrie Hopewell Little girl lost in the woods

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    Sineya
    This season is the one that got me hooked on the show. I was watching it with my parents - my mom is a long time fan of Buffy and I used to make fun of her for it - and I started to really like how funny it was. I laughed my ass off at Xander's umpire joke on Angel. When I went back to uni, I continued watching the show.

    Season 1 is a really great season for the Scoobies. All of the characters are lovable and sweet. Giles has a stick up his British channel and is just so adorably up tight; Willow is sweet but she's sweet in season 2 also; Buffy is very lovable, funny and struggles with being a slayer without becoming whiny/annoying like in season 2; Xander is less of an ass than in season 2. Even Angel is so cocky and cowardly that it's amusing knowing how different he is in actuality.

    Oh, and I love the Master and the music and Snyder.

    The episodes are just so much fun. They're not brilliant, but all of those much hated episodes have tons of great Scooby interaction which is seriously lacking in the later seasons. It's just a feel good season that you can watch when you need a good laugh and/or are feeling lonely.
     
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  5. Mr. Pole

    Mr. Pole Scooby

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    Black Thorn
    Still like it
     
  6. brinkster130

    brinkster130 Riley's BFF Staff Member

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    Sineya
    I've always liked it but the nostalgia of it makes me love it more and more.
     
  7. Zenseem

    Zenseem Evil, skanky and kinda gay

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    Black Thorn
    Liked it, now I love it just 'cause of the nostalgia
     
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    Fuffy Baith 2017 (and 2016) Cutest BB member

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    Sineya
    I never disliked season 1, I've just grown to appreciate it more. So I still like it. It's cheesy but fun. Some really bad eps, but there's some good and is nice to see the scoobies so young.
     
  9. Smile Time

    Smile Time The Scattered One

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    Sineya
    I used to cringe a bit at season 1, now I love it (mainly because of stuffy Giles and it's the beginning of the Scoobies).
     
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  10. Ethan Reigns

    Ethan Reigns Scooby

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    Sineya
    I am in the "still like it" group. Season 1 gets some criticism, but Season 1 is what got them Season 2 and all the rest, so it couldn't have been bad. There are some lame "monster of the week" episodes, but the quips are there, the cast seems fresh and bright (as opposed to later seasons where SMG looks exhausted) and there was opposition to the cause of the core four, but no depression, either for the actors or the audience.
     
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    The Ferg Mine is an evil laugh!

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    When I was younger I liked it just because all of the episodes were fun and didn't really have any serious themes going on (unlike S6, the only other season I had watched at that point). Now, I really like it just for the nostalgia and more 'basic' approach to BtVS.



    Plus The Pack is unironically one of my favorite episodes of the whole series.
     
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  12. Jam

    Jam Pepper spray is just so passé

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    The first time around I liked season 1 and over time, I've come to love the season! I was young when I first watched it so I wasn't very critical of what I was watching and it was unlike any other show I'd watched. Watching it now, I appreciate it a lot more seeing where all of the characters begin and knowing where they're all end up. The Master is a fun, campy villain and definitely fits with the tone of the season. I like that it doesn't take itself too seriously and, as previously mentioned, it does everything that it needs to well; it's certainly not the best season but I can't really think of anything I'd change? Also, SMG is just adorable in season 1!
     
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