During the last three years, I’ve been slowly making my way through a re-watch of my all-time favorite TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here are my thoughts on the Season 1 episodes!
Welcome to the Hellmouth *** (out of ****)
The first episode of my favorite show is a little rocky around the edges but still starts strong, with the mix of action and sense of humor… obviously the budget is small but the actors already have a great handle on their characters… the design of the Big Bad is still striking!
The Harvest **1/2
Not as strong as the first half of the pilot, too much clunky action and not enough humor with the main trio… but I love “sunlight’s not for another nine hours, moron” and that wonderful closing moment “the Earth is doomed” that Whedon repeats in the series finale!
The first stand-alone monster-of-the-week episode is pretty strong, with a mother trying to live through her own daughter as a cheerleader… lots of great banter between the characters and a clever twist ending!
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