Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome back to my Buffy the Vampire Slayer review marathon. This year I watched the show for the very first time (yes, I am aware that I’m approximately 20 years late to the party). Let’s get to the bottom of season 2!

The Plot:

Buffy is back! Things went down and got dirty in the last season finale. Naturally, Buffy is shaken and it takes a hot minute for her to come to terms with everything that transpired. But she doesn’t have time to mope around, new evil is afoot!

The Rating:

Wow, this season was a handful. So many things happened and, to be honest, it’s impossible to discuss them all without spoilers. So, in case you haven’t seen this show yet, beware!

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Buffy clearly suffers from PTSD and is still figuring how to deal with everything. I found it very interesting how the show incorporated that. Buffy leaving but then returning, yet still realizing that she is not the same person anymore. It’s a struggle for her to fit back into her old life. I appreciate that instead of her just brushing it off and waking up bright and early the day after the last season finale, this is what we get. It makes the character so much more realistic and relatable. No wonder this show was so popular!

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 – A Review

Hello guys!
I know, I’m like 30 years late to the party but have you seen BUFFY? I started watching and now I’m hooked! Let’s talk about season 1. 😀

The Plot:

Buffy seems like your regular teenager you’d run into at any highschool. Except that she is not. Buffy is a slayer, so it’s her job to kill vampires and other supernatural folk endangering mankind. Tight schedule when you just want to live like a regular teenager…

The Rating:

Guys, GUYS! Finally, I get to watch this. On Amazon Prime Buffy is available to watch in English when for the longest while they only had it in German. That means I have a lot of catching up to do.

One season in, I already love the show. Sure, there are many clichés both in terms of high school shows and horror flicks. However, many of the characters like Willow or Xander are absolutely delightful, so I have no complaints.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992 Film)

Hello, hello!
For Spook-tober I thought it would be a fitting idea to finally check out Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have never ever seen the show, so it’s about time. However, before we can get to the show, we need to take a closer look at the movie that came before!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he’s been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again.

The Rating:

I am honestly at a loss for words. The show is has a pretty serious tone as far as I know, so I expected something similar from the movie. Well, its’s not. It’s probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen and I’m not sure that was intentional. There are moments where the films seems a tad selfaware – you can’t tell me that anybody would keep some of the scenes on accident. But then again for some part it appears to be an attempt at a serious movie. So, I’m really not sure what to make of it. All I can say is that I had some laughs, but overall I didn’t love the flick.

The most interesting part of the movie was discovering all the faces that would later be very famous. I honestly don’t know how the film turned out this crappy with so many good actors and actresses: Hillary Swank, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, Kristy Swanson, David Arquette…

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TMP Television Edition: TV Series Based on Movies

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we have a TV topic: shows that are based on movies!

#1 Fargo

Not only the original film was nothing but brilliant, the show also never fails to impress. Every season tells a different story and – so far – all of them are great!

#2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I was not aware of this, but apparently, there was a Buffy movie (which is now not considered canon) before the show came out!

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Top 5 Cult TV shows I have yet to watch

Today I want to write a post about stuff I haven’t seen. There are many TV shows out there that by now gained cult status. But I somehow managed to miss out them. So today’s post is about the stuff everybody loves and I really need to check out soon! =)

 

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
I recently read a list of quotes from this show and was reminded how cool it always seemed to be. I guess the reason I never watched it is that I’m a few years to young. When I was old enough to get into, the show was already over.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on top of my to-watch-list!

 

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