Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 07

Day 07 took a little searching. As a wise woman once said, "Even the worst episode of Buffy is better then most tv."  I would have to agree with that. So this was a personal choice- not an episode that was bad because of bad writing, or bad plot, or bad characterization, but I just don't like very much, and the only one I am tempted to skip over.

Day 07: Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Series:

And the winner is:

The Zeppo
I have never been a huge Xander fan. This doesn't mean I don't like him- I just find him the least interesting character on a show full of awesome characters. And maybe that's how it's supposed to be- the everyday, the normal one. He has his moments, don't get me wrong- When he talks to Dawn in season 7 about being the normal one, the one who sees, I thought it really showed how he grew and matured.  I liked him a lot then.
I just find this episode pretty boring. yes, there is a bomb, a hellmouth creature, Xander losing his virginity, etc.  I just... don't care for it very much.  Technically, the concept of it is excellent- taking what is usually the "B" background storyline and making it the "A" one- a concept that Star Trek: The Next Generation also used in the excellent episode "Lower Decks" (did I just cement my place in history as a huge geek? I didn't even have to look up the name of that episode!).  
Geek On.

1 comment:

Bren said...

If you were to pick a Xander centric episode for this thank you for The Zeppo and not saying The Replacements because then we'd be in a cage fight death match.

And I just got my nails did.