|The One Nobody Likes for its Plot|
This review is written after having seen the entire series, and will allude to and/or outright spoil events of the later seasons.
So... This entire episode is based on Riley and Buffy having A LOT of sex. Am I crazy, or does that not sound like a sufficient idea to base an episode around? I enjoy watching SMG writhe and moan as much as the next guy, but I also enjoy a good story. Which I’m not so sure we’re getting here.
The episode starts out pretty good though; I like the teaser and the Anya/Xander scene.
While I credit the show for taking the time to show the drawer full of condoms, it also bothers me because it feels like its done purely out of some sense of moral obligation and not because it has any actual bearing on the episode.
Best parts of this episode: Spike, Anya and Giles. Xander is pretty good as well.
Thing are never quite as creepy as they should be…
Giles singing Behind Blue Eyes is awesome, but not at all related to any theme or plot of the episode.
Oh! Oh! The Scoobies doing research in a library! It feels like old times…
Kathryn Joosten! I like her; she was fantastic on The West Wing and is pretty good here.
The plant wines and tentacles aren’t all that effective.
In conclusion: while I enjoy every episode of BTVS on some level just because it's BTVS, this episode really needed a better premise.
|Name||Where the Wild Things Are|
|Air Date||April 25, 2000|