Maybe because I wrote it twice?! 😳 but I'm the only one who said about not wanting Spike on the show.I notice a lot of people on here don't want Spike on the show, though S5 is widely regarded as the best season on the show, in no small part to him but leaving that aside. The big irony being that James Marsters fell out with the Producer Kelly Manners over the fact that Ats didnt care about performing the material that much.
It's on YouTube at some convention where he does an impression "Don't give a hoot just shoot shoot shoot" and Charisma says that's Kelly to which JM says don't say his name. Unless there's another Kelly I'm guessing that's Manners. It would also make sense regards his accent being on and off in the last few episodes. There was also a report from another fan (from another meet and greet) who'd said he was actually looking to leave over it even if Ats hadn't been cancelled.
Vincent Karthiser said something similar about his time on Ats S4. That they didn't really care and it was just trying to shoot it, get it done and that's it. He also complained that he just did the same scene over and over again which was boring.
Anyway the point is, maybe having actors/crew who care about the material and not just simply see it as a way to pick up a pay cheque might be a good idea for a reboot.
Sarah Michelle Gellar reportedly fell out with Charisma Carpenter over not remembering her lines. (You watch IWRY and you see the scene between them that they aren't in the same shot) but she has a point. You should care about the material and take it seriously as it makes the fans care.
I get that TPTB wanted to bring him onto the 5th series/season but I felt it regressed his character because of his strained relationship with Spike and their rivalry regarding Buffy.
Although I have to wonder that considering Spike was a popular character, why did they not try to give him his own spin off and no not the one where he would be supporting the character of Faith.
@AnthonyCordova I love your idea and think it would be so much more interesting to have a brand new team and characters and SLs.
I don't think that the actor that could play Angel would get as much criticism compare to actors that were to play Willow, Spike, Wesley or even Buffy especially considering opinions about DB's acting at times not that I EVER felt that way.