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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1 

What grade would you give?
A 33%  33%  [ 1 ]
B 67%  67%  [ 2 ]
C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1 
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1 [1997]

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01.   1- 1       4V01     10 Mar 97   Welcome to the Hellmouth (1)
02.   1- 2       4V02     10 Mar 97   The Harvest (2)
03.   1- 3       4V03     17 Mar 97   Witch
04.   1- 4       4V04     25 Mar 97   Teacher's Pet
05.   1- 5       4V05     31 Mar 97   Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
06.   1- 6       4V06      7 Apr 97   The Pack
07.   1- 7       4V07     14 Apr 97   Angel
08.   1- 8       4V08     28 Apr 97   I Robot, You Jane
09.   1- 9       4V09      5 May 97   The Puppet Show
 10.   1-10       4V10     12 May 97   Nightmares
 11.   1-11       4V11     19 May 97   Out of Mind, Out of Sight
 12.   1-12       4V12      2 Jun 97   Prophecy Girl

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Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:37 pm
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Post Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1
I'd probably give the first season a B+. This is one of my all-time favorite shows, but the first season is easily one of the weaker ones (although my least favorite is the seventh). A few of the episodes are really cheesy and over-the-top as the show finds its footing, but there are definitely some gems here as well. Season 2, however, was an A+ season for sure.


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I'd go with a B+ for season 1 as well.

The series premiere was very effective and involving, and there were many signs early on this had potential to be pretty fucking great (despite the about $8 they had to work with which amped up the cheese to barely-digestable sometimes). I love the clearly mid-90's fashions, as well.

While many of the monster-of-the-week storylines weren't great I found the real gold to be the characters and didn't much care about some lackluster A-plots. Also, thank goodness they got Christophe Beck to do the score starting in S2 as S1's is just plain bad. Bad bad bad.

Best Episodes: Prophecy Girl, The Pack, The Puppet Show, Angel


Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:04 am
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I actually really like this season.

There's no question the character and emotional depth, overall storylines and arcs, and general identity of the show hadn't been established yet, but I just think it's a really fun 12 episodes of high school monster fighters that's very rewatchable. The Master is also a fun villain to start with, I love the actor who plays him. I do think Angel S1 sets its chess pieces for the following years up more than this does, but I like this season more overall and feel it's oddly really complete and well rounded. Episodes like Angel and Prophecy Girl also showcased its massive potential with overall arcs and taking itself more seriously in the future. I feel Buffy's reactions to her forthcoming death in Prophecy Girl is absolutely perfect.

4/5

Best episodes:
1. Prophecy Girl
2. The Puppet Show
3. Angel
4. Nightmares
5. Welcome to the Hellmouth/The Harvest

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Post Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1
I think the first 12 episodes set the show up really well. And this isn't necessarily a weak season by television standards, it's just that compared to the other seasons of the show it's not as good.

Though i do think it's a necessary season.


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Just finished the first season and I found it to be so much fun & incredibly cheesy. But it works with the cheese, and becomes really entertaining and like Shack said, fun to watch. B+.


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20 years since the pilot aired. And yet IMHO the best series I've seen.


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B+ is right.


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