November 22nd, 2003

Eyecandy

You thought I was going to resist, didn't you?

With a few exceptions, the ten unpopular opinions meme strikes me as an invitation to more line drawing and kerfuffling, so I wasn't going to do this. Really I wasn't. But I can't seem to get the thousands of words (do these count for nanowrimo?) I want to say about Destiny out unless I do. So let me preface this by saying that I have declared war on kers, and refuse to fuff. And let me warn you that I'm terminally slow at responding to meaty comments, but will get the job done eventually if you choose to comment.

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Eyecandy

Yanno?

I get all mind-tumbled when tv has enough in it for me to chew on. I'm noticing something, finally, about AtS Season 5. People are reacting to it the way some Buffy fans reacted to BtVS Season 6.

At some point along the way, I decided that S6 was simply brilliant, because even in the episodes that left me feeling lost (Flooded), grimy and dirty (DMP), disillusioned (AYW), and completely wrung out (SR), the writers had achieved exactly what they were supposed to. Every step of the way, the show made *me* feel the way Buffy was feeling, and they did it in such a way that I didn't even notice what they were doing because I was so utterly wrapped up in the story. There were a lot of really negative emotions being described in Season 6, and it turned off a *lot* of people.

Season 5 of AtS was in deep danger of doing the same with me until Lineage came along. They've come over the cliff entirely as of Destiny. I'm wondering if I'm capable of putting myself in Angel's shoes well enough to figure out if they're doing the same damned thing ME did in S6/BtVS...