Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 (2001-2002)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6
Season 6 reviews:
There’s really not much for me to say that hasn’t been covered in the individual episode reviews. To put it bluntly, I am not a fan of Season 6. It’s the worst so far, bagging an average rating of only 4.95 out of 10, which even Season 1, with its 5.67, was easily able to beat. The sad news is that I have another 22 episodes ahead of me, and, despite what minimal pleasures the first few might hold, none of it seems to matter, because I know that all the mistakes made in Season 6 are not going to be undone, and indeed very few of the issues raised are even going to be broached.
I’ll be honest right now and say that the only thing motivation me to make my way through the final official season is the knowledge that there is an unofficial continuation waiting for me, written by a group of dedicated fans, that is of a higher calibre than anything the “real” Buffy writers were able to come up with in Season 7. I don’t normally read fan fiction, but The Chosen does the seemingly impossible task of salvaging the wreck of a show that Buffy had become by the end of its seven-year run, making the central characters likeable again and righting countless other wrongs. Pretty sad when a bunch of fans, in their free time, can put together a better season and a half (and counting) than fully-paid professionals, but there you go: that should give you some idea of how bad Buffy got before the end.
Anyway, I’m done for now. You can probably expect my viewing of Season 7 to begin in a few days, but right now I feel like a break. And a cold shower.
Update, December 19, 2006 05:35 PM: Fixed a bunch of dead links.