BuffyWatch: Season 6, Episodes 7-9

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes. Warning: May contain spoilers for later episodes.

Episode 7 “Once More, With Feeling”

OK, so as I’ve mentioned before, this was one of two Buffy episodes I’d seen before this rewatch. I had heard it was So Amazing and I watched it and was like, “eh.” The jokes weren’t that funny to me, the singing seemed awkward, and the much-vaunted final scene seemed more like two people chewing each other’s tongues than a hot kiss. (Don’t @ me, I’m just reporting how I felt back then!) After seeing this and “Hush,” I never considered watching Buffy again until this blog.

However, I had a feeling this time around I was going to be way more into it. Not just because what originally seemed to be a random kiss at the end has now been transformed into the Spike/Buffy consummation I’ve been dying for, but because I’ve changed a lot as a viewer. Buffy’s humor seemed too silly to me because I took myself too seriously; now I appreciate it much more. So let’s get to it and see if I’ve grown up enough to enjoy this episode!

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