Member of the Church Of Faith
- Dec 23, 2013
- The Moot, England
I'm not really bothered about what Buffy said about Cordelia when she thought she was dreaming, or any of the crap she came out with in S9-theres plenty to loathe about S9.Everything is on par with her comic self, cheerfully joking about the death of a HS friend, galloping around declaring the day she caused thousands of deaths the best day ever, telling Billy it's selfish to have a slaying partner who's a romantic interest, telling Andrew she 'gets' why he did the bodyswap to begin with. All stupid, illogical, hypocritical, completely OOC things... but all of a sudden she's talking about Spike and it's a character-smasher.
But at the very start of season 10 we saw that Buffy's mindset was in a fairly stable, mature place. It felt like a freshh start for all the characters. Buffy has all her friends around her, her sister back, her stalker...was being a little bit less stalker-like, and then she gets Giles back from the dead.
So where the hell is this emotional amnesia coming from? It's so f***ing disappointing because really CG can write much better than this and has written more complex characters way more successfully.
He had to write Angel AFTER the whole Twilight arc, and he did pretty well considering, by going back to the basics of the character. And he nailed a lot of Faith's angst/characteristics.
And now he's tried to do the same with Buffy and has basically missed the mark. Buffy comes across as shallow, hypocritical and DUMB. I mean, she can be all of those things, but all at once in such a short space of time? That's not a mistake, that's intent.
I think its meant to highlight the Spuffy stuff and white-wash a lot of it to clear the way for the upcoming romance arc. They just want to tidy all these bothersome questions away in a really obvious, insultingly clumsy way so they can get to the 'good' stuff.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was more pandering to a certain fanbase at the cost of good story or characterisation, because we never got this crap in A&F S9- and it was all the better for it.
Absolutely this.This is what gets me the most. I mean, it's not season 2 for goodness' sake and Buffy's not a confused teenager any more! She's been hunting vampires for almost fifteen years, she was bitten by vampires, was with vampires, she even was a vampire! She knows more about vamps than just about anybody else. And she still contradicts herself with the he and you nonsense. That's brainless to an unbelievable degree. Buffy's many things but she's not...well, OK, she's not that stupid.
Where's the maturity, the clear-headed insight? Buffy isn't a school girl anymore, she's an adult. She's done (and experienced) too much to throw around all this 'he...you' confusion. If anybody should know the difference between pre and post-soul Spike it SHOULD be her, but she doesn't seem to be able to.
That doesn't sound like Buffy, it sounds like a writer who doesn't know the difference either.