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26 May 2010 @ 07:35 pm
Day 7: "I should care about this, why?"  
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

There's not a specific episode, but some of the stand-alones in Battlestar Galactica's third season. I liked some of them well enough but overall they didn't really serve much purpose for furthering the bigger story that was being told, which for a series like BSG everything was fluid in its storytelling so it seemed kind of off when they did one of those here and there. I believe it was the network that pushed for those stand-alones until Ron Moore took control again and decided he was going to do things his way.

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer there were many episodes I didn't favor, most of them were in the latter half of the series, especially in the sixth season because that was my least favorite season ever. So it's really hard to say. I think "Where The Wild Things Are" in season four was just that random wtf kind of episode where it was just so horribly bad, it's that "what were they thinking?" kind of an episode. The only redeeming quality of it was having Anthony Stewart Head singing with his guitar in that one scene, because him singing is never a bad thing. But yeah, I think even though I loved BTVS it had quite a handful of cringeworthy episodes which, for a series running as long as that of course it's gonna have its bad eggs of either episodes or seasons in general. It's just the inevitable.

And for the sake of it, in Supernatural it's mostly the filler episodes in these last two seasons which they should have minimized greatly when dealing with a larger than life apocalyptic plot. As for specifics, definitely "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Heaven and Hell", which I think everyone knows the obvious reasons why those episodes sucked major. DNW ever again, Kripke.

Masterlist of days here.
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Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on May 27th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
I actually loved S7 because I liked the setup with the First Evil and the Potential Slayers. I didn't like Buffy though for some of it though, especially her holier-than-thou attitude she held, but I really loved the ending of the series and I felt it held true to the feeling of what BTVS really was. At least for me. But yeah, S6 was just a horrible mess because it made me really dislike characters I had previously liked before. And as you know, I'm not that into Spike/Buffy (the concept in S5 was innocent enough, but that's where the extent ends). I thought the more they shoved it into the show to more degrading it was, especially when he attempted to rape her. That was the final straw for me during that season.

Just, S6 was just a dark mess. Of course one could say that this was the time where Joss was juggling three shows at once, but that still doesn't excuse what the horrible outcome was of the season as a whole. :/

Eh, "Criss Angel Is A Douchebag" was alright but more filler than the worst. I just find any kind of filler episode like that which takes away from the main plot is something the show has troubles with. Keep with the consistency, folks.

Edited at 2010-05-27 05:46 am (UTC)
goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 27th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
I felt like S7 spent a long time cleaning up after the mess they had made in S6. And I hated the Potentials, LOL.

There's usually a big kerfuffle/discussion about the attempted rape every six months or so in the Spuffy fandom. And it goes every which way. It was a device by the writers because they had to force Spike to get a soul/show Spike was still bad. Or it was in character and logical. It was out of character for Buffy to be turned so into the victim. Or it was well done to show Buffy as the everywoman. It was irresponsible of the writers to go there in the first place, without considering the repercussions to the story. Or it wasn't. Etc, etc.

Really, though, I think they wrote themselves into a corner with the whole soul thing. Souls make everything better. Unless you're, you know, Warren.

I would have been perfectly happy to have Spike and Buffy stay as they were in S5, with him in a one sided relationship and her beginning to accept him as an ally. The whole messed up, abusive, sexing thing in S6 was, well, messed up. But I don't really like anyone in S6. They all turn into crazy depressed people. Yeah, I know Buffy is depressed over Heaven, but that still doesn't mean I like the way the story went.
Renée: Dollhouse. Victor/Sierra.rogueslayer452 on May 28th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Really, though, I think they wrote themselves into a corner with the whole soul thing. Souls make everything better.

I completely agree. The writing just was horrible in that season in general that they realized they needed something to justify what they were doing to these characters, and to Spike in particular. It's like they just went HEY, LET'S HAVE HIM GET A SOUL! THAT'LL CURE EVERYTHING WITH WHAT JUST HAPPENED HERE! Which is just sloppy.

I would have been perfectly happy to have Spike and Buffy stay as they were in S5, with him in a one sided relationship and her beginning to accept him as an ally.

I agree so hard with this, it's not even funny. That would have been completely logical and reasonable in regards to their characters, because it's just like what occurred in S2. It would have stayed true to that ally concept, and with Spike having his crush and Buffy remaining neutral to him and it wouldn't have turned into the nauseating mess it was in S6.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 28th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
I sort of think Spike/Buffy is a prime example of a ship getting together in canon and completely ruining it. (And not in the good way that happened with Buffy and Angel--that quote from one of the writers "give the viewers what they want in the worst possible way." Buffy sleeping with Angel and causing him to lose his soul was the worst possible way. Buffy sleeping with Spike and using sex to escape/punish herself? Not so much.)

I was perfectly happy with their sweet, weird little story, which I was free to read more into in fic. Then they turned it into depressive Buffy and Spike as the bad boyfriend.

Really, it's things like this that make me so glad there's no chance of Dean/Cas ever being canon. Because they can never get together and ruin it. Though I hope their friendship isn't ruined/abandoned next season. It had better snap back, so I can continue to enjoy platonic Dean/Cas awesomeness, while reading as much into it as I choose.