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15 May 2010 @ 01:38 am
Manifesto : Six underrated episodes of BtVS picspam  


I decided to attempt the manifesto challenge at whedonland & attempt a picspam for the first time. I had about 10 ideas but I finally decided on doing my favorite underrated episodes. I tried to showcase episodes that aren't the most popular (plus I had to have an excuse from doing 30 episodes, lol). Spoilers behind the cut if you haven't seen seasons 1-6.



Witch (season 1, episode 3)
This was the episode that got me hooked on the show. It's funny, surprising, & hey, who doesn't love Buffy dancing around singing "Macho Man"?


Killed by Death (season 2, episode 18)
I loved seeing Buffy vulnerable in a non-slayer type way & the villain was pretty scary.


Dead Man's Party (season 3, episode 2)
Following Anne which was obviously all about Buffy, I thought this was a great follow up episode. I love that everybody didn't exactly welcome her back with loving arms (ok Giles did but whatever).


Something Blue (season 4, episode 9)
Season 4 had some great episodes but this is the one that I feel doesn't get enough love. It's hilarious & it foreshadows dark Willow. Obviously the fact that it has Spuffy going on in it doesn't hurt either even if it was a spell. ♥


Spiral (season 5, episode 20)
I LOVED season 5 & I feel this episode gets hardly any love. Again I am going with the funny reason (heck I should have done a picspam on funny moments at this rate) & I like how we see Buffy panic & fall completely apart at the end. Hurt Giles is kind of sexy & I really like how Xander & Spike kinda/sorta/not really bond a bit.


Afterlife (season 6, episode 3)
I am in the minority but season 6 was my favorite BtVS season. This episode was excellent following Bargaining. I found it more creepy than the previous episode (which you would think Buffy coming back from the dead would be more creepy but nope). I also like how it's a slower pace than the previous episode. The talk between Buffy & Spike at the end still makes me tear up & it's nearly been 9 years since it aired. Fantastic acting & writing.


Normal Again (season 6, episode 17)
My favorite episode of the series! Sarah Michelle Gellar is just amazing in this episode. I love how you weren't really sure what the heck was going on through the entire episode & how it's left open to interpretation.

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Gaby: the original scoobies are doomedsquaringkarma on May 15th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
I actually rewatched Witch when I was at clockworkflight's the other weekend! Such a great episode.

And I think I've seen a fair amount of love for "Something Blue," hee.

Also, season 6 is one of my favourite seasons! It's tied with season 5. "Normal Again" is my second favourite episode ("Fool For Love" is my favourite) of the whole series.

Great spam, J!
Jamie: btvs ; normal again ; willow & xander ;hermionesparkle on May 15th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hardly see people mention Normal Again so I am happy that is one of your favorites of the series.

Thank you. :)
Gaby: glasses smilesquaringkarma on May 16th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
I have a somewhat weird obsession with the word "normal." Like what is normal? It's even one of my 150 LJ interests ("the word normal"). So it's only fitting that I love that Buffy episode :P
LBevangelin1202 on May 15th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
And this is your first picspam! *shakes her head* AMAZING work! Loved it all so much! Though I must disagree on Something Blue, who doesn't love that ep? :D
Gabysquaringkarma on May 15th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
Though I must disagree on Something Blue, who doesn't love that ep? :D

I agree with you, there is a lot of love for that episode. It doesn't seem right to be on an "underrated Buffy episode" list *shrug*
Jamie: btvs ; tara & willow ; admirehermionesparkle on May 15th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Yup very first. I think people like Something Blue for certain moments but not overall as an episode, I don't think it would crack most people's top 10 favorite episodes of the series, which is why I did it.
appleautumn: buffy - buffy: questions?appleautumn on May 15th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Season six is my favourite season as well! I also love all the episodes that you mentioned. Great picspam!
Jamie: buffy ; willow ; numba 11hermionesparkle on May 15th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yay season 6 love. Thank you. :)
raynewserraynewser on May 15th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
"Killed by death" actually freaked me out a little. The villian was amazing!
Jamie: btvs ; kbd ; hospital coverhermionesparkle on May 15th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
I am glad I wasn't the only one. He was super creepy!
Lizzie West Side: btvs - coffee makers that thinksnickerdoodles on May 16th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
I forgot how much I really do like Spiral!

Season six is my favorite too! Lovely picspam. :D
Jamie: btvs ; normal again ; willow & xander ;hermionesparkle on May 16th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Glad the picspam could remind you. Yay for season six love! Thanks. :)
kmbuffy on May 17th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
so glad someone else recognizes the awesomeness that is Normal Again. SUCH a good episode.
Kelly: mariska // profile with sunglassessweetharmony82 on May 17th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
i love your layout header Jaymz! it's been so long since i've been to your LJ since i always read from my friends page. love the picspam too by the way... i'm on a buffy kick ever since i got my DVD set :) LOVE it.
Me: BtVS Scoobiessoftly_me on May 17th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Wow, these are all fantastic episodes! I even seem to remember 'The Witch' being my favorite episode when I was like eight.
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