So, I've been watching a lot of Buffy on FX recently as part of my relaxing vacation. For the past couple of weeks, they've been going through season seven, which is a season I didn't particularly like the first time I saw it, so I've avoided it since then. But, as usual, when I re-watch a show I particularly love, the episodes only get more meaningful the second time through.
I've been thinking about what sventhelost
said, and I remember thinking the first time I watched season five of Angel that they had let Spike's death mean something. And now, re-watching season seven, I wish Whedon would have let Spike's life mean something. I noticed today that she admitted she felt something for him for real in the second to last episode. It's bothersome. I will freely admit to being a Spike/Buffy shipper, but it's like I'm knowing I'm right to be that way for the first time.
Maybe it's just that I don't like happiness being punished. Which is the entire point of the Whedon universe anyway. Still, he's better than 99.999% of the other crap out there.