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    Angel the Series: Feminist or Not?

    Lots of fans argue about the female characters of Angel the series, the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The main reason for this is that many of these characters are put through a torturous storyline and killed off in order to further the character development of the male characters. Is there any merit to this?

    • I don't think killing off a character is enough to make it not feminist nor does a torturous storyline. What things in particular make their deaths/torture anti feminist or feminist? A lot of the male characters don't get off very lucky as far as storylines either. I would definitely include specific tortures/deaths that demeaned the value of women in some way. – Tatijana 5 years ago
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    • I think Angel did many things that could be used to argue whether the show is feminist or not, but I'm not 100% sure that the killing off of female characters is the biggest one. Then again, I have not seen the show in ages, so I might have just forgotten. – Austin Bender 5 years ago
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    “Once More With Feeling” and “The Body” are to this day some of the best episodes of television I am ever watched. Ever. I have never seen a musical episode at nearly the same level as OMWF, and I physically cannot watch The Body is one sitting without going to hug my mother at some point.

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ten Iconic Episodes

    I love the Eleventh Doctor’s theme mostly because of how it was established and how it established him as the Doctor. In this very first episode, when viewers are still trying to decide if they can accept this new guy after the departure of David Tennant, Matt Smith delivers his first big speech and concludes it with, “Hello. I’m the Doctor. Basically…run.” And then his theme just swoops in and takes over and suddenly you almost feel it in your chest that this guy is here to stay.

    The Music of Doctor Who: 6 Themes and Variations to Get You Hooked

    I feel like Supernatural pulled a lot of its best elements from Buffy, as did many other television series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just revolutionary. However, Buffy had a wider ensemble, whereas Supernatural always returns to the relationship between the two brothers. I would argue that Buffy is the better series and the one more worth watching, but both combine the supernatural and the normal life well, as you pointed out.

    Supernatural: Just Another Shapeshifter of Shows?