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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 (1997 - 1998)
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As always, this "Buffy" works so well because, in addition to its primary supernatural plots, it treats high school as a horror flick all its own.
Its second season has so far been fabulous -- even funnier and scarier than the first.
It's where the show fully hits its stride and shows its storytelling chops for the first time.
Season two is where Buffy best balances Buffy's save-the-world destiny and just-fit-in daydreams without letting her descend into pouty self-pity.
Plot-wise and structure-wise, "Becoming" is a marvel, weaving together all of the season's major threads and seamlessly introducing new ones into a concluding chapter as assured and well-realized as any in TV history.
After a solid but patchy first season, it rounds off those rough edges to fully become the show it promised.
Season two managed to build on and continue all the character development from season one, more fully fleshing out characters like Xander, Willow and Giles while still keeping the focus squarely on Buffy and her personal journey.
This season had some fairly stupid monster-of-the-week episodes. But the overall arc, especially the way it zigs when you think it will zag is awesome.
The show finally starts to find a groove, begins to get comfortable in its own skin.
Audience Reviews for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2
Aug 31, 2020Best season of the greatest TV Show!! A massive step up from season 1! Worth sticking around if you are thinking of quitting
Jul 29, 2020Season 2 is much better than Season 1. There's much more character development, and, where Season 1 consisted of an endless stream of fights, Season 2 features more interesting elements of the characters lives.
Dec 22, 2019Best big-bad in the show
Oct 12, 2019Season 2 of Buffy is the most intense, dramatic, and satisfying season in the series. The only issue with this season is its own lack of cohesion. Episode 13, "Surprise," offers a dramatic and satisfying turn in the series. The issue with this is that certain episodes after the turn do not fit the overall tone of the second half. Episodes like "Go Fish" offer nothing to the overarching storyline and are largely considered filler episodes. Issues aside, when this season shines, it shines bright and makes for excellent television. The season finale "Becoming" is one of the best episodes of the series and possibly one of the best written episodes in television history.
Oct 02, 2019Buffy sleeps with Angel and he loses his soul. The shit hits the fan and some supporting characters don't make it to season 3.
Mar 27, 2019This rating is for the original TV series, not the HD remaster. Try to see the original version if you can, they messed with the artistic integrity of the original by messing up all the color screening in the remaster which makes night time look like day, the actors look like plastic, etc. Buffy the Vampire Slayer started off as a campy and cheesy show comedy show but quickly developed into a show with great drama in it and quickly became one of my favourite shows as I watched it over the seasons. It never takes itself too seriously, sometimes poking fun at itself, yet it delivered a surprising amount of character development and drama for a show that started as a silly premise based on the original movie (the original movie was pretty boring, the show is way better)..
Mar 21, 2019Season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of the highest points for this cult classic. The metaphors about the dangers of puppy love and unsafe sex can feel shoe-horned in during One-Off episodes, but the overarching Big Bad plot for season two was played out wonderfully.
Aug 11, 2018One of the best TV shows for Sci-Fi! Cant wait for new show!
Dec 22, 2017i liked it from the beginnig, but the second season made me love it.
Oct 28, 2017one of the best tv shows of all time