There have been many negative responses about the show's sixth
year, but I think it would be fair to say that season six
offers an up-turn and starts to see the original Buffy humour
returning to greatness in the form of the seasons three bad
having a darker tone than ever before, season six still has
some great shows in its repertoire. Following Willow's story
of magic addiction did get a little cheesy at times as its
crudely explicit analogy with addiction and rehab was a bit
over the top.
The eventual consequences of this however, leading to a surprise
death and Willow's character altering dramatically, makes
for great television.
Michelle Gellar yet again handles everything thrown her
way, with her sexual self-disgust played as well as any other
emotion she has had to perform, and James Marsters was as
elegantly ruthless and obsessive as ever.
oversees everything in the latter part of season six, and
the estrangement of the characters from each other, a well-observed
portrait of what happens to college pals in their early 20s,
is shown very well. Although given a bad rap from many reviewers,
I think season six ends with a great storyline and some fantastic
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