|Re: A Second Look: BTVS S5D6
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Author: Arbitrar Of Quality Date: Nov 18, 2007 18:42
On Nov 18, 5:20 am, "Apteryx" xtra.co.nz> wrote:
>> BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
>> Season Five, Episode 20: "Spiral"
> For me, my first Bad Buffy. Although this time I think I did find the best
> way of watching it. It's the ideal episode to read a book by. I had
> originally planned to just FF between the good bits, but they are so brief
> there is a danger of FFing past them, and if you do, they aren't good enough
> to be worth going back for. But as it was, I managed to look up from my book
> just in time to catch the humour (some of it intended) of the knights attack
> on the RV. I saw so little of the episode that I was briefly tempted to
> raise its ranking by a couple of places. But to be fair to those 2 late
> season 7 episodes that are just above it, I should give them the same chance
> to show that they too might be good episodes to read by before changing the
> ranking. Hence it remans my 142nd favourite BtVS episode, 22nd best in
> season 5.
My feeling would be that an episode that one finds boring would make
for better reading than one with scenes that make one angry. It's
easier to tune out the former.