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'BUFFY' & 'ANGEL' S5/S2 DVD Challenge


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#1 of 55 Wendy_L

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Posted November 21 2006 - 05:55 AM

Well, it's the week to start watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5. And we will also be starting Angel - Season 2.

This week I was going to have us watch Disc 1 of Season 5 of Buffy but due to a glitch with Netflix (they sent me the wrong Angel disc) I am behind and since this week is Thanksgiving for anyone who lives in the USA and some of us will be away and be busy (like me) I'm only going to have us watch the first two episodes this week and the other two next week. If I don't do it this way then I will never get caught up since I'm working two jobs and I still have my prime time shows to watch.

So, without further ado, this week we will be watching:

B5x01: Buffy v Dracula
B5x02: The Real Me


And for those who like to watch ahead:

WEEK OF 11/27/06
B5x03: The Replacement
B5x04: Out of My Mind



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#2 of 55 Nicholas Martin

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Posted November 21 2006 - 06:13 AM

In case anyone missed it, here's the link to better examples of the ANGEL season 2 widescreen / fullscreen comparisons:

http://s134.photobuc......io examples/

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Posted November 22 2006 - 07:23 AM

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I found this episode really frustrating - it could have been a great episode but the guy who plays Dracula is crap and it doesn't work. Xander was great in this episode though and makes it worth watching.

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Posted November 23 2006 - 03:13 PM

Any Buffy/ Angel crossovers I need to know about with these seasons? I hate being caught off guard.
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#5 of 55 Nicholas Martin

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Posted November 23 2006 - 03:41 PM

A few, very minor. The biggest concerning the Buffy episode "Fool For Love" and the ANGEL episode "Darla". It is a historical flashback crossover.

Angel will appear in a Buffy episode ("Forever"), and DO NOT WATCH the ANGEL season finale's last scene, unless you have already seen the Buffy season finale.

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Posted November 26 2006 - 02:09 AM

Most of my comments about season 5 of Buffy are about how much I completely hated Dawn. I hated how she was just thrown at us. I hated having to listen to her whine for the rest of the series. I hated everything about her.

I admit that the first time I watched "Real Me" I was confused. I thought I had missed something. Then my confusion turned to anger when she opened up her mouth.

The Dracula episode was sort of weird. I think that the guy playing him was very un-attractive yet the characters all thought he was "hot". I also don't get how/why Buffy suddenly broke his spell at the end and was able to fight him.
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Posted November 28 2006 - 06:00 AM

Over the weekend I watched both Buffy v. Dracula and The Real Me and I have to say that I loved both of these episodes. Season 5 was my favorite season of Buffy and I'm not afraid to say it was because of the Dawn/Glory story line. I loved it. I thought the whole Dawn thing was absolutely brilliant. I know that I'm in the minority about this but it's just the way I feel.

This week we are watching:

B5x03: The Replacement
B5x04: Out of My Mind


And as a reminder the Slim Sets of Angel should of been released today. I know I will be picking them up since I only own Season 1 so far. And speaking of Angel, next week we will be watching:

WEEK OF 12/4/06
A2x01: Judgment
A2x02: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
A2x03: First Impressions
A2x04: Untouched

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Posted November 28 2006 - 08:38 AM

I liked Dawn as well. I didn't know what the hell was going on, and why she was there but I liked the junior Summers. I think she was constantly frustrated all the time, and I find her behavior - as bratty as she was at times - to be understandable and justified.

With today being David Boreanaz DVD Day, I wanted to pick up BONES season 1, but 4 flipper discs? Forget it.
As for the ANGEL slim sets, I can't justify repurchasing all five seasons for better cases.
Instead I can finally get around to making artwork for my own repackaging so I can get them out of those stupid digipaks.

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Posted December 02 2006 - 03:31 AM

Dawn is tolerable in this season. Only becuase she is integral to the story arc. By next season, she is just a apin in the ass.

I liked the Replacement episode. It was fun and I really got a kick out of Anya wanting to have 2 Xanders for a night. LOL

It is a good thing that Brendon has a twin. I am sure it made this episode so much easier.
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#10 of 55 Nicholas Martin

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Posted December 03 2006 - 03:04 PM

For those of you buying the new ANGEL slim sets:

How much are you seeing them sold for?

Here in Canada, I've only seen them in one store - Future Shop (which is a Canadian version of Best Buy, though we have that store as well) and they were the same price as Bones Season 1, which is $45.99. Nowhere near the $29 price tag the slim Buffy sets are.

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Posted December 03 2006 - 03:25 PM

Just a heads-up, but Circuit City will be selling Angel season sets 1-5 for $17.99 each starting next Sunday (12/10/06). I don't know if they'll be the slimpacks or the original thicker editions.
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Posted December 06 2006 - 07:41 AM

Hi everybody, I received an email from Wendy and she asked me to cut and paste it here for you to read, she received some bad news regarding the challenge...

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Hi, everyone. I know this post is two days late but I have a good reason. As of Monday I can no longer post at Message Boards from work, all Message Boards are now firewalled. And since I do all of my posting while I am at work I couldn’t get here to post this. I would of done it from home but I have worked the past two evenings and there was no time.

I definitely want to continue with the challenge but I just won’t be posting my comments and thoughts that often. And I will have John come in and update the schedule for me.

I have actually been busy the last two weeks so I’m behind. I still have the two episodes from last week to watch before I can get to the episodes for this week. But I should be able to do that over the weekend… hopefully.

Here is what we have to watch this week:

WEEK OF 12/4/06
A2x01: Judgment
A2x02: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
A2x03: First Impressions
A2x04: Untouched

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Posted December 07 2006 - 02:54 AM

I just finished watching the first disc on Angel, Season 2.

I like the Hotel. Although I never quite figure out how they can afford it. Even with it's history it would be many millions of dollars. They never really say how much was in that bag that he hid. But, I am sure it wasn't millions.

Would 50 year old money even still be spendable? I would thik that the money looked a little different that long ago.

I really like the addition of Lorne but seeing Angel sing Manalow is just wrong on so many levels. LOL

On a personal note, I just found out that Santa will be bringing me the entire Angel Series. This will mean no more scratched up Netflix discs for me. Yay!!
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Posted December 07 2006 - 04:54 AM

Don't you remember David Nabbitt? The nerdy guy from "War Zone", who appears again in "First Impressions" - on disc 1 - to help out financially with the hotel situation?

He was played by David Herman, from the early seasons of Mad TV.

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Posted December 07 2006 - 05:06 AM

He must have a good accountant to be able to swing buying the place with no money down and no income. Posted Image
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Posted December 07 2006 - 10:45 AM

Angel does have an income - through the agency.

You know, "Angel Investigations" ?

Forgot about that, huh? They don't help the helpless for free. It's L.A. ! Posted Image

From a transcript of "First Impressions"

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Angel: "We're making this hotel our new base of operations. Right now we're leasing it for six months with an option to buy."

Nabbit: "And how much are you willing to put down?"

Cordy: " 'Nothing' would be good."

Nabbit: "Oh. That's easy. You could look into seller financing, take over the owner's payments and skip the bank completely, or you could make a play for a preservation grant.
Offer to restore the original décor and get the city and the feds to give you a tax break and a loan at a sweetheart rate. Or you could apply for an FHA and get a PMI in lieu of a down payment."

Cordy: "Is anybody else getting warm? Do that 'tax breaks,' FHA and PMI part again."

Nabbit: "I-I'll have my money guy run up some numbers for you."

Angel: "Thanks."



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Posted December 07 2006 - 12:37 PM

I know all of this. But as Cordilia often points out, most of the helpless folk don't have the means to pay.

Plus, even if they did, the lease would be 50,000 per month on a building like that. I doubt they charge enough to cover that plus be able to pay Gunn and themselves.

I am willing to look past this, I think it was just strange that they make a big point of not having much money, then they go and move into a fricken hotel.
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Posted December 10 2006 - 02:44 PM

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Just a heads-up, but Circuit City will be selling Angel season sets 1-5 for $17.99 each starting next Sunday (12/10/06). I don't know if they'll be the slimpacks or the original thicker editions.

Just thought I'd bump this for those who might benefit from the savings if they pick up Angel season sets this week at Circuit City.
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Posted December 13 2006 - 06:35 AM

Here's the viewing schedule for this week from Wendy...

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Hi, Everyone. I still have no access to message boards at work and I've been extremely busy. So busy that I'm a little behind on my Buffy/Angel watching. I finally finished off the first disc of "Buffy" Season 5 this week and watched the first two episodes of "Angel" Season 2. I have two episodes left and I will be caught up from last week. I also watched No Place Like Home this week. I really like that episode. It's the first time we see Glory and we finally get the scoop on who (or what) Dawn really is.

This week we should be watching:

B5x05: No Place Like Home
B5x06: Family
A2x05: Dear Boy
A2x06: Guise Will Be Guise


And in case I'm late again next week:

WEEK OF 12/18/06
B5x07: Fool For Love (crossover)
A2x07: Darla (crossover)
B5x08: Shadow
A2x08: The Shroud of Rahmon

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Posted December 20 2006 - 07:07 AM

Anyone still playing along?

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Hi, Everyone. I hope you are all doing well and getting excited about the upcoming holidays. I know I am. I just wish I had more free time. I thought for sure I'd be able to get caught up on some of my TV viewing since most things are in reruns this week but Xmas shopping, cooking, etc is taking up all my time when I'm not working.

Last night I finally got caught up with last week's required viewing and watched Guise Will Be Guise. That is a great episode. Seeing Wesley portraying Angel was priceless and the fact that he got laid because of it makes it even better. Definitely one of my favorite episodes from Season 2.

This week we will be watching:

B5x07: Fool For Love (crossover)
A2x07: Darla (crossover)
B5x08: Shadow
A2x08: The Shroud of Rahmon


Next week we have an easy week which is good since it's the holiday but we will be watching:

WEEK OF 12/25/06
B5x09: Listening to Fear
B5x10: Into the Woods
B5x11: Triangle


Happy Watching & Happy Holidays!

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