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    tjaman

    [21]Jun 23, 2006
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    Welcome to the obsession.
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    SleepTight

    [22]Jun 23, 2006
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    Llama_of_Drama wrote:
    I did flip thru the series finale and whoa....can't believe it ended like that!


    I'm glad you liked it.
    But it's a shame, I think you should have watched that episode as last. Then the shock would have been much bigger.
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    tjaman

    [23]Jun 23, 2006
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    I think Gunn's entrance takes on a new poignancy if you see the finale first.

    It's all good. I saw "Long Day's Journey" in s4 first and I got into the show anyway.
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    Apostasies

    [24]Jun 23, 2006
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    tjaman wrote:
    I think Gunn's entrance takes on a new poignancy if you see the finale first.

    It's all good. I saw "Long Day's Journey" in s4 first and I got into the show anyway.


    You mean you started your obsession with the very season you so (relatively) despise? Liek, whoa.

    For some reason I always take some little bit of pride out of the fact that I was on board from the very beginning of the Buffyverse, an original fan you might say, despite the fact that I was only seven when Sarah Michelle Gellar's show debuted. (Hey, that's why I caught the first episode -- my older brother thought she was, you know...and now later, since I'm older, I definitely understand why he decided to tune in for a show that he otherwise was uninterested. And for that, I thank him. And truly, I must also thank SMG, for being so, you know, and attracting my brother's attention. Thank you, Sarah. Thank you.)
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    SleepTight

    [25]Jun 23, 2006
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    tjaman wrote:

    It's all good. I saw "Long Day's Journey" in s4 first and I got into the show anyway.


    great! but it's still different I think.
    I was lucky enough to have seen 'City off' at first.
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    tjaman

    [26]Jun 23, 2006
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    Well, I probably would never have gotten into the 'verse at all unless my sister hadn't brought B-S2 on dvd to my house and I was just enthralled by it.

    "Long Days Journey" didn't get me into "Angel." It was merely the first ep I saw.

    I did watch "Angel" from the very first episode when TNT started running them in syndication -- alongside S5 which was the first season I ever watched as it was aired. (B-S7 was being aired Saturday nights at 11 p.m. on ABC in this market when I started watching it -- way towards the end of the season, too -- and it came in terribly. I caught up on all of the "Buffies" on FX).

    TNT hadn't gotten the rights for S4 so halfway through S5 they started over with S1 and I was still not entirely clear on everything that led up to their being in charge of W&H. Grr. I think I saw all the way through S4 by about March of 2004 -- by which point it was announced for sure that S5 would be the last season.

    I was heartbroken, but happy to have discovered the show in time to get really, really excited by it.

    Hell, I didn't even see "Firefly" 'til November of 2004, but you know what they say: There's no zeal like that of a convert.

    Edited on 06/23/2006 3:13pm
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    SleepTight

    [27]Jun 23, 2006
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    ah, pretty cool/ So you're actually not a very long fan?
    glad you found this show.

    I wish I had given Angel as much attention when I could.
    After Hero/Parting Gifts I quit watching and got hooked again two years later by Lullaby.
    I did catch a few episodes (only one season 2) but Lullaby got me watching every week.

    thank god my mom has a job and could buy me the dvd's.
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    tjaman

    [28]Jun 23, 2006
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    My first TVTome post was in Oct. of 2003, shortly after I started watching "Angel" with any regularity.

    Before then, I can't honestly say I had much of an idea who Joss Whedon was.

    Now I'd read his grocery lists.
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    NickSeng

    [29]Jun 25, 2006
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    tjaman wrote:
    Now I'd read his grocery lists.


    You know they're making a movie out of that, right?
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    tjaman

    [30]Jun 25, 2006
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    Groceries on a Plane
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    masterofaeons

    [31]Jun 26, 2006
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    On a Drifting Plane. Get it right, TJ.
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    tjaman

    [32]Jun 26, 2006
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    I'm pretty sure the title I was parodying was Snakes on a Plane, moa.

    But no, the joke isn't ruined at all in having to explain it.

    Or more to the point, Snakes on a Melonfarming Plane
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    masterofaeons

    [33]Jun 26, 2006
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    Nah, I just add drifting into every franchise - even the ones that have already been spliced. Like the rerelease of LotR:RotK with the extended elephant drifting sequence, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (With 20% More Drifting!) and who can forget Good Will Drifting.

    Though, if we're talking about non-Tokyo Drifting titles , my absolute favorite is The Perfect Twistergeddon: Apocalypse.
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    tjaman

    [34]Jun 26, 2006
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    Well, then, that would sort of be your inside joke and I didn't forget anything.

    There can be two jokes, yes?
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    masterofaeons

    [35]Jun 26, 2006
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    Sorry, I do that (ie, start a joke I haven't set up).
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    24Ashan24

    [36]Mar 31, 2009
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    Totally worth it!!!!! You might be a little disappointed in the series finale but that was due to Network garbage. I lent the series to a friend of mine who was like Vampires....? Your a retard........he watched and WAS HOOKED> Highly recommend
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    whynotme847755

    [37]Apr 9, 2009
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    Can you give me a step by step way to watch any program....I read directions....but it wont work!

    Please Help

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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [38]Apr 11, 2009
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    whynotme847755 wrote:

    Can you give me a step by step way to watch any program....I read directions....but it wont work!

    Please Help



    Favourite post ever.
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    PiperPrueLover4

    [39]Apr 12, 2009
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    When you begin to watch Angel, make sure you catch all the Buffy crossovers (which means, if you haven't bought Buffy Seasons 4, 5 and 7, please do so). You have to watch them in order. I can't remember them all, but the ones I remember go like this:

    B4.03 / A1.03

    A4.07 / B4.08 / A4.08

    B4.15 / B4.16 / A1.18 / A1.19 (though I don't know why it takes over a week for Faith to get from Sunnydale to LA)

    B5.07 / A2.07

    B5.17 (not really necessary to watch as there was no corresponding Angel episode, Angel just showed up after a certain character's funeral)

    I don't remember what episode Willow said she was leaving, because by Season 7 Buffy and Angel were on different channels so the episode numbers were way out of sync, but she turned up in Angel 4.15.
    Edited on 04/12/2009 5:59pm
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    DaniX87

    [40]May 22, 2009
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    well i know you started watching to show and all just wanted to give my view on the series, i just remember long time ago when i was young i watched Buffy and the angel character just got me, then one day many years after that i read the TV guide and saw a show called angel was gonna air in Norway and i tougt to myself "hmm can it be..." watched the episode and was totally hooked for rest of the seasons im happy i read that tv guide. now iv probably watched all the episodes like 6 times and if its not my favourite show its up there in top 3. all i can say really is its a magnificent show and you wont regret buying every season.
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