Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Season 3 is at an End

It's 4am, I'm very tired, and there is a cricket hopping around my bedroom. Chester appears to have let some of his food escape. I'm not quite sure I understand when dogs and cats became passe and lizards became the pet du jour. (I haven't the slightest clue how to put in the required French accents.)

By the end of the season, I'm liking Xander a lot more. He seems to have become less annoying since his character was almost killed by Faith. And as for the evil duo of Faith and the Mayor - as spectacular as that last couple of episodes was, I won't miss them. I found them kind of tedious as villians. Since I know Spike comes back (and I assume Druscilla), I think the quality of the villians is about to go up. There was some fun foreshadowing with the Vampire Willow (I'd have had to have been living in a cave not to have heard the major spoiler about her) and I'm glad that the brief bit where Cordelia wasn't in as much seems to have ended. I must admit that I'm starting to find the fight scenes a bit tedious, due to the marathon watching. Though seeing this show one episode a week for seven years would have driven me batty!

But no more Angel! Okay, okay, Spike is funnier. But who is going to be all dark, sexy and brooding from now on? And that has got to have been the hottest Tai Chi ever to hit the screens. I'll be watching Angel and I don't care if it isn't supposed to be as good as Buffy. I liked him, in all his dark-tortured-ness.


thistle said...

Ooh. You may find some things about season 4 disappointing, but I won't spoil it for you. I liked the Mayor as a villain, but I found Faith pretty irritating after a while. To be honest I thought the season 4 villain was the worst of them all--in fact, I thought that was the weakest season, despite a few really brilliant episodes--but don't let that turn you off the series!

Amanda said...

I'm noticing no Druscilla. However, 8 episodes in, it's good so far.