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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 2: The Harvest Review

Updated on February 17, 2013


This episode is an enjoyable one. It is humorous throughout. Even at the "sad" and suspenseful moments. It's really amazing when listening to the dialog that one person wrote all that, form all those points of view, and none of them sound like they're the same person at all. Each is their own being. Just another reminder of the talent of Whedon. I'm sure he bounced it off other creators,and the actors, but it's still basically one guy talking on paper as a dozen different people. And each one of those dozen is an endearing character that is memorable and often likable. The acting is wonderful. Everyone is their character completely. Which is really an achievement considering this is season 1. It's like each character was modeled for each actor. Even the soon to die Luke, played by Brian Thompson, is believable and compelling, making u wonder a bit at his history and motivations. We delve a little deeper into each character a bit more than the first episode, as they each find out there is a supernatural sid of the world. Willow and Xander both seem to take it in stride after a few moments of shock. But then , as we find out later in the series, they are both stronger characters than they first appear. And watching the early episodes with that future knowledge gives an entirely new perspective on that than when i first watched it as a teen. I'm glad I have the chance to watch it anew now, as an adult. Thanks Netflix.

Humor: 8 Horror: 7 Dialog: 8 Story: 7 Acting: 9 Overall: 9


Director: John T. Kretchmer

Writers: Joss Whedon


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