Friday, July 3, 2009

DVD review - Angel season 3 / Buffy season 6 episode 10

Continuing my viewing and reviewing of Angel season 3 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6...

*** SPOILERS ***

A3-10: Dad (written by David H. Goodman, airdate 12/10/01)

Okay - Angel is a father is going to take some getting used to. Loving that Lorne has moved into the hotel - he needs to be full time on the team (as he showed here - he is invaluable). Loved the woman from Files and Records - she's so cool. And 35 file cabinets on Angel - way to blow Lilah's mind. I liked how the list of enemies kept growing and growing and growing. I see too that Holtz is recruiting with Justine, a vampire slayer (sort of). That should make for an interesting pair. Oh, and favorite line - Cordelia (to Gunn and Wesley): "trade in the DVD players and get a life!" Nice. I definitely am enjoying how this series keeps hitting on all cylinders every episode.

B6-13: Wreck (written by Marti Noxon, airdate 11/27/01)

Okay, the stuff with Rack and his little floating place of magical pleasure was just weird. I get the whole drug-analogy, treating Willow's growing dependence on magic like a heavy drug addiction. And it had to take a serious action - crashing the magically powered car and nearly killing Dawn to get her to snap out of it. But something tells me that withdrawal won't be that easy. Similarly too, Buffy realizes what she and Spike are doing is not a good thing (and, hey, James got to be totally naked twice in one episode!). Favorite line here came from Anya: "Martha Stewart is so a witch. No one could make all that decollage without using the dark arts." The episode had that weird feel to me - I think it was all of Rack's giving.

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