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Season 8 Overview

fauxindigo

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How would you describe Season 10 overall?



How would you rate it alongside every other season of BtVS?




What new characters did you like this season?




What characters (old or new) did you love or dislike this season?




What are your favorite episodes/issues this season?
 

Somecallmejames

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Season 8 was alright. It started off good, but went downhill over time, especially when it was revealed that Angel was Twilight.

It's better then season 6 (the worst season), it's as good as season 7 (the 2nd worst seasom).

I liked Satsu.

The only character I did not like, was Dawn. I have always hated her, and she was as whiny and annoying as she always was.

My favourite issues were 'No future for you'. As my favourite character (Faith) but there was no Dawn.
 

fauxindigo

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*whoops, my original post is for Season 10. Obviously this thread is for Season 8!


How would you describe Season 8 overall?
Very grand, dramatic and at times perhaps too over the top for its own good.


How would you rate it alongside every other season of BtVS?
Since it was the first comic season, it was naturally a balls to the wall affair and that turns a lot of people off but for those who love fantasy and recognize those elements in the Buffyverse, Season 8 totally makes sense. I know the comic seasons don't even compare to the television seasons to some people but for me Season 8 is a favorite along with Angel & Faith Season 9, Angel Seasons 2, 4 & 5 & BtVS Seasons 3, 4 & 5


What new characters did you like this season?
Bay, Kumiko, Simone, Renee & Leah


What characters (old or new) did you love or dislike this season?
Buffy & Willow ( love how powerful they are this season), Oz, Dawn (loved her freaky transformations), Satsu, Genevieve & Fray! I also liked Xander & Faith this season.

What are your favorite episodes/issues this season?
No Future for You
Wolves at the Gate
Time of Your Life
Retreat (loved seeing Oz again)
 

The Ferg

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How would you describe Season 8 overall?
Flawed, but fun, and took the characters and story into very interesting (and controversial) directions.

How would you rate it alongside every other season of BtVS?
It's hard to say, seeing as my ranking is changing as I rewatch them, but it's definitely one of my personal favorite seasons. It blows S9-11 out of the water, and while I don't think it can come close to my love for BS4-7, I think I might actually slightly prefer S8 over the high school years. That's not to say it's better, because it's unequivocally not, but personally, S8 is probably a tad more enjoyable than S1-3.

What new characters did you like this season?
I love Satsu and really kind of fell in love with Renee. Amy, Warren, The Master, and Willow's lesbian goddess lover (forgot her name) were good additions and Twilight was really quite menacing and enigmatic until the 'twist.' Dracula was perfectly utilized as well.

What characters (old or new) did you love or dislike this season?
I enjoyed everyone's arc besides Dawn's, which came off as a little pointless. Xander/Dawn's relationship was mildly interesting.

What are your favorite episodes/issues this season?
Wolves at the Gate is one of my favorite "episodes" from the entire show/series.
Other than that, the first 20 issues are really fantastic, and Long Way Home will always hold a special place in my heart for being the first comic I ever read.
 

sosa lola

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How would you describe Season 8 overall?

Too grand and out there. Buffy wasn't kidding when she said, "The thing about changing the world… once you do it, the world’s all different." The gang was scattered all over the world, and eventually they found their way back to each other - which I liked. I didn't like the out there aspects like Giant Dawn, I wouldn't mind a storyline where Dawn was cursed, but I wish she was cursed with something less huge.

How would you rate it alongside every other season of BtVS?

I enjoyed it way more than S6 and S7.


What new characters did you like this season?

Satsu and Renee were really great. I liked Leah and Rewona, too, but they weren't featured a lot. I wish they had gotten more focus.


What characters (old or new) did you love or dislike this season?

I loved Xander a lot this season. A great improvement from the asshole of S6 and the invisible man of S7. He was back to being a main character!! I don't blame Buffy for having a crush on him. I also enjoyed the Faith/Giles friendship! Dracula was perfect!! I hated him in S5, but he was such an interesting character in S8.

I didn't like what they did to Angel's character. That was just bad. Also the whole Angel/Buffy creating their own heaven storyline and the seed of wonder were the stupidest things I've ever read. One more thing I didn't enjoy was the Xander/Dawn reveal, I hated that they were written from Buffy's POV. I wanted to see the build up. Who kissed who first? Who made the first move? Were they concerned about the others' reaction to their developing feelings?



What are your favorite episodes/issues this season?

Wolves at the Gate
The Long Way Home
Retreat
No Future For You
 
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