Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Last night's misfortune goes firmly on the short list of really bad Buffy episodes, still (and we pray permanently) headed by the dreadful "Beer" episode of Season 4. Buffy's increasingly belligerent pep talks to the Potentials are crossing into strange - of course Buffy has to carry the weight for all of them: only she has super powers, and that's what a Slayer does. Dumping another romantic disaster on Willow one episode after her last romance began is too pat an application of the constant rule that all Scoobies must have disastrous personal lives, and the final scene looked too much like an outtake from some low-budget knockoff of LOTR. Unlike some fans, I think this season has been strong so far, so I'm hoping this was just a temporary aberration.