Sunday, August 31, 2014

Of Kids and Canon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Two

If you missed the interview on Season Onecheck it out here....

So it took quite a long time, but we finally got through all of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Two.  There were a lot more episodes than in Season One obviously, but the quality is definitely better, so thankfully my own attitude was more "Wait til you see this one," and less apologizing and saying "It gets better" the whole time.  Anyway, on to the post-game commentary...

Me:  So tell me what you thought of the second season of Buffy.

R:  It was awesome and cool and amazing and I really liked it and I thought it was awesome.

The surprising "big bad" of Season Two?
British soccer hooligans...
Me:  How was it different from Season One?
R:  Because Angel turned bad, and there's just different things that they're doing and things that are worse than the Master coming at Buffy and I just think that's super cool.

Me:  Like what?
R:  Like how Angel turned bad.  That was actually worse than the Master.  And Spike was worse than the Master.  But it's all like changing as it goes along, because Spike is bad the whole time, and he just wont go away, and also like in the last episode he's trying to save the world with Buffy.  So there's a lot of different changes and stuff that I really like.

Me:  So it wasn't too confusing how fluid everything was?
R:  No, not at all.  It was more awesome than weird.  And its also a little sad, because lots of people died and Miss Calendar died.
What's the worst that could possibly happen?

Me:  So was that the worst part of the season for you?
R:  Yeah, the saddest parts were the worst part for me.

Me:  What was your favorite part?
R:  The whole season was my favorite part.  I didn't really have one.  But I liked Season 2 better than Season 1, that's all I would say.

Me:  Did you have a favorite episode?
R:  Well I think the last one ("Becoming") is a little bit sad and a little bit fun and a little bit unfun all at the same time, so I think that one's the favorite.

Me:  So Buffy left town at the end of the last episode.  What do you think is going to happen to her next and what's going to happen in Season 3?
"Thank you!  Thank you!  I'm here all week!  Try the stake!"

R:  Maybe other vampires are going after her and maybe she goes to a different school library and it ends up Giles moves to that library too.  So there's other different sound effects in there too that I really might like.  But we don't know what happens until it does happen.

Me:  Do you think Sunnydale is worse off now or better off?
R:  Worse off because Buffy wont be there to protect that school.   She'll be protecting other places not there.

Me:  So it was awesome when Angel turned evil, right?
R:  Not super but it was pretty cool.
Tony Fleecs rules
Me:  And the part where she stabbed him at the end, that was like extra cool right?
R:  No, it was SAD.
And not funny.  AT ALL.

Me:  I'll have to take your word for that.  So who's cooler right now, Angel or Spike?
R:  I think Spike because hes always been bad and the last episode hes just like "Buffy, I want to save the world with you... blah blah blah blah blah".  

Me:  Ok, fistbump for Team Spike.


Me:  What did you think about the non-vampire-y monsters?
R:  Awesome.  

Me:  Did you have a favorite villain that wasn't a vamp?
R:  I think it would be the werewolf because it turns out to be Oz and that's super awesome I think.  So I would vote for the werewolf.
TWIST!  It wasn't the dingoes, baby!

Me:  That's right, because you predicted in our last interview that Willow would die this season - where not only did she not die, but she got a boyfriend.  How did you feel about that?
R:  Good.

Me:  Is Oz cooler than Spike?
R:  Oh yeah.  He's in a band and everything.  But I love that Spike in the last episode just lies and says he's in a band and Buffy does the drums.  That's just funny and I love that part.

Me:  How do you feel about The Judge?
R:  Really cool and funny.  You know...  "What's that do?"  (Unintelligible laughter)

The inherent risks of omakase dining writ large
Me:  Fish people monsters?
R:  Funny

Me:  Lovelost ghosts?
R:  Sad and cool

Me:  People turning into their Halloween costumes?
R:  First I thought it was awesome but once I saw that (Ethan Rayne) was behind it I was a little freaked out.  Like how could he do that?

Me:  What did you think about Xander and Cordelia?
R:  Freaky crazy!  Who would have thought of them as a couple?

"Outpunting one's coverage":  Exhibit A
Me:  Were you mad about it like Willow was?
R:  I was a little mad about it like Willow.

Me:  How about Kendra the Vampire Slayer?
R:  I thought she was really cool but I didnt know there was going to be two slayers.  But when EVERY slayer dies a new one comes.

Me:  Principal Snyder?
R:  Not cool.  But I think its funny how in the last ep he gets all mad at Buffy but she just pulls out the sword and he's like "Uh...   I'll stop talking.."

Me:  Do you think he could be the villain in Season Three?
R:  Maybe.  It's possible he can try to kill Buffy with how much he doesn't like her...

Me:  Do you have any predictions for Season 3 before we start watching it?
R:  No I don't think yet.  Maybe next time I'll have a prediction for Season 4.  Maybe the next villain will be a werewolf-vampire?

Me:  Thanks!

It gets better.  Except for gym class.