And maybe comment a bit on it? Or something. Not going to do any kind of deep critique or anything.
My knowlede of Buffy is extremely limited, basically I've seen maybe three episodes in total, but more like snippets of tend episodes. That and the fact that Buffy has colonized tvtropes is my only sources on the series thus far.
Season 1: Death List:
50's Guy (RIP!)
Bouncer with Moobs (Eaten by Luke)
Unnamed girl (eaten by Luke)
Amy's Mom (Statueized
Homeless Guy (Vampire Scissored)
Science Teacher (mantis'ed
Five people on a bus (killed by the Sons of Aurelius)
Herbert the Pig (eaten by Xander possessed by hyenas)
Principal Flutie (eaten by hyena possessed students)
Dave and Fritz (killed by the Internet)
Blonde Ballerina named Emily (lost her heart to a demon)
Kevin (Died watching cartoons)
3 other guys (cartoons kill!)
Total number of dead: 21 humans, 1 pig.
Season 2 Death List
Sheila's two boy toys (they had neck marks so I assume they died)
Sheila herslef (Eaten by Drusilla)
Random Guy at the PT (Killd by Spike)
Glases guy (dragged through window)
Rodney who doesen't know not to touch museum stuff (strangled by mummy)
Ampata the Exchange Student (Mummified)
Inca Guardia (Mummified)
Ford (vampirized, then staked)
Lenin (killed by aerobics)
Buffy's Nieghbour (killed by Skin care salesman)
Biker-dude (Skating accident)
Security Guard (Hit with a pick)
Smoking Woman (eaten by Angelus)
Racist Caricature of a Romani man (killed by Angelus)
Random Dude (Judged and Found Wanting)
Theresa Klussmeyer (Eaten by Angelus)
Girl (Eaten by Angelus)
Ms. Calendar (Neck broken)
Dr. Backer (Invisibly Mauled)
Tina (Childhood death)
Ms. Frank (killed by imaginary gun)
Nurse (Eaten by swim team)
Coach (hoist by his own swim team)
1860's priest (killed by Angelus)
Museum dude (eaten by Drusilla)
Shirtless dude (eaten by Angelus)
Kendra (Throt slit by Drusilla)
28 deaths, Angelus by far being the most frequent cause of death.
Episode 1: Welcom to the Hellmouth
First thoughts: "Hellmouth" is a silly word. To be fair, as far as "Signifcant terms of occult significance" "slayer" Isn't all that great either.
Also, whoah, did that guy in the beginning escape from the 50's or something? He looks like he's from the set of Grease. (maybe he's a 50's vampire?)
Nope, the girl he's with was the vampire. Damnit, that leaves his hairdo without explanation!
Intro is very 90's.
Charisma Carpenter remains an awesome name, she should become a superhero, the alliteration demands it!
In scary dream sequences it's more scary if book titles ae written in foreign.
Buffy still does not sound like a person's name to me.
SMG's cheeks are less scary than they become later on.
Bookish girl (Willow?) is chatting with non-bookish smarmy guy who I don't recognize. Allyson Hannigan is adorable. (she's adorable in How I met your Mother too)
I can sense The Whedon in the dialogue. "All the kids are free to call me Bob..." "Bob..." "...But they don't." It's enjoyable. (by all rights Whedon should be a shoe-in for writing Spider-man)
Ah, so that's Xander. I'm trying not to call him "90's guy"
They're doing their best to tick of all the "US high school clichés" boxes.
Heh, the library gag was funny.
Heh, obviously I'm not the only one who thinks "Buffy" is a weird name.
Someone hid 50's guy in a gym locker!
Really, the dialogue is so cutesty-snarky it sets my teeth on edge.
Xander is grating thus far, I've head he improves though.
I do like that she's already killed vampies and stuff. Gets that part out of the way.
Nice Evil Lair Tomb Thingie.
I really don't like the entire Rubber Face Vampire thing this series has going.
Fight scene! (i like the handstand)
Obvious Vampire Dude has a really weird jacket.
Is the suspiciously apropos band acting as commentary going to be a thing?
They're doing a fairly decent handwave for exposition.
Now the music turned into something reminiscient of V:TM Bloodlines Club music. (or more likel, the reverse)
Whoah, guy rising from a pool of blood.
Okay, why torches AND candles? You'd think one or the other would suffice.
Fight scene in a tomb, etc. etc. bad guy seems to have a priest theme.
Death Tally: (undead don't count, I intend to check out how depopulate Sunnydale gets towards the end of the series)
So verdict: Not bad. It's snarky and fun, if a bit cliché at this stage. It definitely has potential.
Edited by Galactus, 25 August 2013 - 04:05 PM.