June 19, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Six

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Six, 2001-2002. The vampire-hunter is raised from the dead with evil magic.

Created by Joss Whedon. Directed by David Solomon (5 episodes), David Grossman (3), James A. Contner (3), Douglas Petrie (2), Nick Marck (2), Michael Gershman (2), Whedon (1), Turi Meyer (1), David Fury (1), Rick Rosenthal (1), & Bill L. Norton (1). Written by Fury (4 episodes), Jane Espenson (4), Marti Noxon (3), Petrie (3), Steven S. DeKnight (3), Drew Z. Greenberg (3), Rebecca Rand Kirshner (2), Whedon (1), & Diego Gutierrez (1). Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, with Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield, James Marsters, Michelle Trachtenberg, Alyson Hannigan, & Amber Benson.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: C
Enjoyment: Every single potential source of joy in the show is systematically destroyed. Unlike early seasons, when they seemed to think brooding was romantic, or season five, when they were coping with heavy drama, this season it's just straight-up depression. And even the comic relief characters are given buckets of misery to wallow in. Not fun. C

GPA: 2.3/4

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