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Much, much, MUCH better than I had recalled!
on March 4, 2015
Many Buffy fans dislike this seventh and final season. I know this firsthand, since I used to be one of them :) Somehow, though, it crept into my Buffy-loving heart, and the older I get, the more I find myself appreciating and enjoying this season. It's not as "dark" as season 6 or large stretches of season 5, yet it's arguably a little 'deeper' and more ambitious than the understandably beloved early seasons of the series. I can't claim that season 7 has the same amount of sparkle and charm as those earlier seasons, but I was so happily surprised to find that it really is wittier, more poignant and loaded with more interesting and thought-provoking themes than I had given it credit for. A lot of the main characters find some measure of healing and redemption in this final season, and a few of the new minor characters are surprisingly worthy additions. Oh, and for those Firefly fans who are first discovering Buffy, you might be interested to know that this is the season where Nathan Fillion appears as a chillingly misogynistic preacher.
There are a few clunkers this season but, honestly, that's true of every Buffy season for me. Overall, I find this more uplifting than the prior two seasons and loaded with some ideas and themes that age even better than some of what we get in earlier seasons. Is this the 'best' season of Buffy? No, but it's far, far more awesome than I'd initially thought!