Yes!I do like Bangel in seasons 1 and 2. I even rooted for them during that time before I knew anything about Spuffy. And I HATE "Amends." Yeah, snowflakes miraculously falling will solve all their problems. Please But, I do appreciate their relationship and I respect those who ship them.
Same.I have no problem with Bangel. There are already a few great scenes with a certain awww effect. And yes there are a few moments when I think they are cute together - but that's rare. I don't hate Bangel - but I don't like the schmaltzy between them.
Absolutely agree!broody, tortured, and dramatic......perfect for a teenage girl looking for a first time thrill but not really worth building a life around.
Agree!I enjoyed Bangel while it was a thing on the show. I have no doubt they loved each other a great deal, but here's the thing; he was her first love. It's sweet, but most people don't have just one love in their lifetime. You meet someone, you love them, you move on and meet someone else who you love. You love differently, better, less.
Bangel is no more or less of a love story than Spuffy. It's just that I personally feel her love for Spike is more real, more raw, more passionate. That's not to discredit her love for Angel, which was the very pure, innocent love of a 16 year old girl and her first boyfriend. You never forget your first and that'll always be true, but she just seems to gel more with Spike, who, as a character is far more interesting than Angel ever was on BtVS.
Yes!!!In Season 1 - 3 I like it, but I think that Angel was Buffy's first love and Spike is Buffy's real love.
Same. But I liked him a little bit on ATS. He had more personality on Angel than he had on Buffy. And I think that's mostly because there was no Bangel anymore, so he wasn't only the good looking, brooding boyfriend. He was Angel. But still Angel is far, very far from being one of my favourite characters.But in the end I just can't stand Angel. Sorry.
^ This is everything I need to say, thanks @Living Dead Boy I agree 100% with your post!Okey dokie, don't get me wrong, I don't despise them with a firey passion. They do have some wonderful, touching moments, but like others have said, it was very melodramatic with the puppy love and stuff. Frankly, they are kind of boring as well, because it's the same page they're turning (I love you, but we can't be together, like others have said.) The only time I got genuinely invested in the ship was when Angel turned evil. Their relationship got a billion times more interesting to me. But maybe I like my ships to be dark and complicated, like my relationships. Spuffy's was real, it was honest, it was blunt, and after all they went through, they brought out the absolute best and the absolute worst of each other. If you know someone from the inside out like that, then that's what I call a soulmate.
With the early and late season has nothing to do with Bangel or Spuffy for me, but I agree. I love the High School Years, but MANY things I love the most are in the later seasons. - My favourite season I think is season 5 and I love 4-7 more than 1-3 but in 3 we have Vamp Willow and Faith. But I still like the seasons with Willow and Tara (1-6... also like 7. I know not such a popular opinion, right?) the most.As a Willow fan, it is not so much about Bangel vs Spuffy for me, it is just as much about early vs late season BtVS. I mean, I love the high school years, but many of the things I love the most belong to the later seasons - like Tara and Dawn.