The cast of Buffy’s fifth season. Is it me, or are they all incredibly pouty here?
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch rolls on. If a little slower than it has been rolling. Season 5 has been done and dusted and I ended it with more than just a little something in my eye.
A little history lesson
The fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was going to be its final season. The WB hadn’t picked it up for a sixth season. But then UPN flew in and Buffy was getting a new lease of life post season five.
However, with this monumental move of networks, Joss Whedon wanted the ending of season five to be somewhat final. To mark an end to Buffy’s time at The WB. And season five was a great swan song to Buffy’s reign at The WB.
I wasn’t fair to you in the beginning. You came across to me as a new X-Files. You even had a skeptical lady agent. But you also had Pacey from Dawson’s Creek. And a funny old man who seemed to be stoned 90% of the time, which gave me a lot of chuckles. So I gave you a second glance.
And I’m glad that I did. You changed. Over time you fixed your flaws. You gave me an ongoing storyline that stretched past just one season. A father/son relationship, the likes of which I have never seen on TV before. More lens flares than I would ever have thought possible in a single episode of any TV show. You made me fall for a fantastic, network sci-fi TV show.
There were some struggles. A lot of tears. There were even a couple of moments where I thought I’d lost you! But you bounced back and kept on going for five solid seasons. The ever gracious PTB saw fit to give you a final send off.
What a goodbye you gave us. The lump in my throat was stuck there for the entirety of the goodbye. Tears rolling down my face as goodbyes were said. And the final moment? Couldn’t have been more perfect.
They’ll never be another one of you, Fringe. And I’m actually quite happy about that.
It could be I’m getting old, more impatient and my attention span is shrinking. But I like to believe I’m finally understanding that I don’t have all the time in the world to devote to TV. I actually have a life outside of my living room! Shocking, I know.
Out of the six new TV shows that I was looking forward to I’ve found that I’m only sticking with two of them. And one of them is very much on the border of getting drop kicked out of my viewing schedule. Oh and I’ve not yet seen one yet – Arrow.
As can be expected, my epic Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch has gone on the back burner a little bit thanks to the new season of TV. But, it’s still going and I’ve now got through the fourth season of the show! Huzzah!