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Friday, September 15, 2006

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 3: After Life

DVDWritten by Jane Espenson; Directed by David Solomon

This episode has some strong things going for it, namely its genuinely creepy portrayal of possession, but it's just too slow and uninvolving for me to rate it highly. It's almost entirely devoid of humour, and way too much time is spent following a catatonic Buffy around the house as she reacquaints herself with it. Look, we get it: being resurrected is probably a fairly traumatic experience, especially if you were ripped out of a heavenly dimension against your will, but we really don't need 45 minutes of this. Sadly, this is just the beginning - we get an entire season of it.

By the way, it occurs to me that, despite being dead, Buffy somehow managed to dye her hair between Seasons 5 and 6.

Overall rating: 6/10.

Next time: Flooded.

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