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    I’ve loved buffy for so many years, most of my life from the very early days of the show. I’ve recently been watching the repeats which has reignited my obsession with all aspects of buffy. I was really interested in your article, and found it to be really well written and structured. You’ve made me think about the themes of the programme, which many of the other programmes these days can emulate. Buffy will always be the origninal, and your article picked up some im depth themes that I hadn’t connected at times throughout the season. I’m a fan of all the seasons but do prefer those focusing on the scooby gang. You’re right in that sight, faith, and understanding are pivotal to season 7; I think they’re alsi strong motif throughout the show. The supernatural theme and buffy’s identity as a slayer are elements that need to be seen to be believed, for example Buffy’s mother’s knowledge. Great article.

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seeing is Believing in Season Seven

    I’m a big fan of some of Joss Whedon’s work, and definitely think the best ‘heel-turns’ were Angel/ Angelus and Willow at the end of season six. I had’nt come across this turn before, it definitely fits with Buffy and Angel as shows, thanks,for introducing this.

    Joss Whedon’s Best Heel Turns

    When I began watching the show it did-hard and at times when watching repeats still does- feel like a standard sitcom, with a bit of a quirk. Reading your article showed the different sides of the shows ‘quirk’ and was very interesting. I enjoy the subjective narrative of the show as the relationships feel more personal (the style of the finale did seem a bit rushed though).

    How I Met Your Modern Sitcom: Rethinking Love & Relationships

    This is a great article; I have recently written on similar themes as nostalgia is appearing more and more prominently. A lot of things tend to romanticize the past. Interesting comparison with The Newsroom.

    Mad Men, The Newsroom & The Power of Nostalgia

    This demonstrates Acker’s talent, as showcased in Angel, which are not recognised on the scale of some other ‘celebrity’ actors.. The character of Fred showed many different complexities in a supernatural world, which Acker made believable. However, I felt the character of Illyria lacked any real depth; however this may be due to the nature of the character as a soulless demon, lacking understanding of a human world, which is used to highlight the differences between her and Fred.

    Much Ado About Amy Acker

    It is the quirky nature of this programme that sets in the ‘memorable’ category so that fans, such as myself, continue to return it over the years. The realistic and emotional elements, for example those mentioned in this piece, including familial bonds, is relatable, but continues to be enjoyable alongside the quirky wit. The style of speech of Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creates a new genre of television.

    5 Reasons to Watch Gilmore Girls

    This is a very well written and analysis, provoking thoughts concerning the status of morals in all literature. Fairy tales and fables are the basis of many of literary pieces which can be considered ‘great’; much of literature can be intrinsically moralistic as this is the basis of basic human life and analysis, and literature is written by a human author, rather than following anything ‘sublime’. One of fictions purposes is to demonstrate and analyse the world around us, perhaps through depictions of that which may be ‘awe inspiring’. Your article highlighted the functions of analysis and criticism in understand this function within literature.

    Little Red Riding Hood and Longinus: The Problems of Morality and "Great" Literature