Feb
17
2014

“Something to Sing About.”

Something to Sing About, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Once More With Feeling

Man, the online fights over this episode were EPIC.  Personally, I thought that it was grand, but alas it remains true that the show had a downward trajectory for its last seasons.  Don’t think that you can blame the musical episode, although people would argue that it was a symptom.

Moe Lane

PS: Watch it quick; YouTube will notice the ‘subtitled’ exploit pretty darn quick.

12 Comments

  • prayerborne says:

    One of my favorite CDs. Season 6 was a travesty, Season 7 leveled off from that nosedive and introduced the world to Felicia Day.

  • Finrod says:

    At DragonCon they show this episode and sing along to it. They call it the Buffy Horror Picture Show.

  • Cameron says:

    Yeah, I think I’m sympathetic to the “this sucks” faction. Sure, it was a bold effort and they are talented but I’m not impressed.
    .
    To be honest, they could have stopped the show at the end of the fifth season and that would have worked very well.

  • Luke says:

    The show ever had an upward trajectory?
    .
    Sorry, tried to watch the show a few times. I never made it the all the way through a single episode before quitting in disgust.
    I found it completely sucktastic.

  • Spegen says:

    That was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal season.
    ofcourse I am still upset they killed Anya at the end of the series.

    • prayerborne says:

      I loathed Anya and STILL thought killing her off was gratuitous. Spike at least got an HEROIC gratuitous death, but of course they cheapened that by bringing him back a couple months later on “Angel”.

      • DemosthenesVW says:

        Except for “Selfless” (excellent ep) and “Triangle” (which is cheap, stupid comedy, the sole virtue of which is that it’s actually funny), and her one great scene in “The Body”, there’s no reason to watch Anya between her last appearance in Season 4 and the end of the show. She aggravated me more than DAWN. And that takes some doing.

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    Yeah, “Buffy” simply wasn’t as good its last couple seasons. Still, the musical was amazing…and I’ll put the first nine episodes of Season 7 (“Lessons” to “Never Leave Me”) up against any nine-episode stretch in the whole series — with the exception of the back half of Season 3, which stands just below the first seasons of “Veronica Mars” and “Battlestar Galactica” as my examples for what amazing things can be done in an hour-long dramatic format.

    Luke: You may want to try “The Wish” (Season 3), followed by “Doppelgangland” (Season 3). If you can’t do those, then I guarantee “Buffy” isn’t for you.

    • Luke says:

      No thanks.
      Tried 4 times, all episodes praised as good by the friends pushing me to watch it.
      I vented afterwards, and they were shocked. The things I absolutely could not stand about it were the things they saw as good.
      I would rather watch a Backyardigans marathon than another 15 minutes of Buffy.

      • DemosthenesVW says:

        Hmm. Well, fair enough. I’ve never been able to get into a J.J. Abrams show, despite people pushing me there for years, so I understand the phenomenon you’ve experienced.

      • DemosthenesVW says:

        I’d give “Veronica Mars” a shot, though, if you haven’t already. Occasionally there’s a political (read: liberal) moment, but they’re fewer and farther between than you might expect. I recommend “The Wrath of Con” as an intro if you’re not sure about the show…it’s early enough that not a lot of the plot has been spun out yet, and it’s just good ol’ fashioned mystery-solving, heisty fun.

  • Crawford says:

    I liked the episode.

    But I have notoriously bad taste.

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