okay how many people out in buffyland wish that Josh did not kill Tara. in seeing red.
I'm basically the opposite, lol. I can take a sappy happy ending in a show, and then I'll get my gut wrenching angst from fanfic. Especially since TV never gets anywhere near as dark as fanfiction, in my personal experienceI want to read happy endings in fanfiction, that is amazing. But in the actual show I tend to prefer gut wrenching tragedy.
No more so than what already was happening. Or certainly more meaningful melodrama and contrivances which were more aligned with the series as a whole. I wouldn't say even more, just different contrivances.It sounds to me like you are suggesting a prolonged melodrama that relies even more on supernatural contrivances than the actual season.
Also that was just a one-off episode. This would be prolonged. And maybe after Xander's yellow crayon speech Willow could have seen the real Tara. Thus giving her closure. Which she never really got in the subsequent season.Benson didn’t want to come back in s7 though, as Tara/the First (a darker Tara, if you will).
She is self taught. We see her dilute a fever virus into a survivable dose and perform a forensic examination of a corpse. She wouldn't abandon Tara if she was still alive.(It isn't as easy as all that to assess a loved one when you are in an emotional crisis, even if you're a trained medical person, which Willow isn't.)
I've seen A LOT of shows over the years, and Tara's death was definitely the biggest shock I ever experienced. It still hurts, and I refuse to watch it again. Kudos to Joss on that one, because he emotionally destroyed me. The man is brilliant.Benson didn’t want to come back in s7 though, as Tara/the First (a darker Tara, if you will). Though I suppose she was still under contract here and would’ve had no choice.
Still not sure it would’ve been as effective. Part of what I like is how abrupt it is
Sorry, but abrasive does not equal strong. Abrasive means you are harsh and in a person it can make one emotionally toxic to be around. In my opinion, abrasiveness is often a sign of weakness. Lash out instead of dealing with whatever needs to be dealt with. Pull others down in order to self aggrandize. She's an abuser. Kennedy is simply a spoilt child with an attitude. Petulance is a juvenile reaction to stress. Kennedy is weak.I would have loved to have Tara back in Season 7 thanks to Buffys wish (Selfless might've been a good time to have D'Hoffryn grant Buffy a wish) BUT the S7 themes of having to move on are more resonant with reality and Kennedy, whilst somewhat flawed, is a strong character to contrast both Tara and Willow herself.
Perhaps that's what makes her and Willow possible. Still, she lacks empathy and shows little moral or other courage. Just emotional brutality."she is extremely wilful and self-centered. She acts arrogantly, but part of it is insecure, and part of it is a genuine (if misguided) belief she's making the right choices for others."
That describes Kennedy perfectly.