Angel however is in London as Faith feels she can get him back on the straight and narrow after his time in the Twilight, thankfully I do not mean he had become sparkly instead he was just a threat to take over the world and kill the Slayer. This is now old news but some find it hard to forgive the vamp with a soul. He spends his time in the greatest city in the world (sorry little bit of bias there) mixing time searching for a lost soul, avoiding a brutal staking and trying to recover.
Although there are a multitude of cameos I this season the biggest is perhaps from Willow, in her search to restore magic she seeks out the duo and through a few twists and turns they all end up back in LA. Unfortunately life in the states looks every bit as deadly for Angel but he has at least got a friend in Faith. The whole season feels like a search and that leaves a few questions, like what is it? & do they find it? These are questions its best to read for yourself and I encourage everyone Buffy fan or not to take a look at the series.
Unlike the Buffy Seasons this whole run was created by a single team, Writer Christos Gage and Penciller Rebekah Issacs, together they help create a great narrative for the duo. They did such a great job that from Season 10 they will be running the Buffy Book (you can a review of their first effort in Season 10 here). I would like to point out Rebekah Issacs in particular, her character depictions in the series were very sharp and she was able to create a wonderful visual feast every episode. Having a consistent team is always great and this series shows the benefits of this type of collaboration.
Even though we always endeavour not to spoil there may be unintentional spoilers for season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9. It may be worth your while looking at our synopsis of the first season or better still grab a visual copy of Buffy (or Angel) on DVD, or through Netflix etc and have some slaying fun of course from this point I will also add the comic series from Dark Horse as well.. If you don’t mind learning a little more of the comings and goings centred around Sunnydale high and beyond then read on McDuff.
In our look at Season 8 of Buffy we neglected to mention one important plot point and that was the formation of the Angel and Faith series. This hybrid of the newly acquired Angel (from IDW) and the sassy slayer Faith was a parallel story to the main Buffy season. The two stories intertwine in many areas yet to begin with our dynamic Vampire hunting duo resides in London. This comes about due to the relationship Faith had with Giles and due to unseen circumstances Faith now resides in the former librarians flat. But Faith is still Faith and this is never more vocalised then when she is throwing lines out left right and center. One of the best is aimed at a odd demon with a rather large tongue,
We will be bringing reviews of Angel and Faith season 10 as well as Buffy also in season 10. The chance to see the three main characters going about their vamp/demon slaying duty fills me with hope as to the continuing strength of the Buffy franchise
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The random chat is changing a little to be just as the title says. This is going to function as my place to chat about things that can come from anywhere, from TV to films to Sport to gaming. Most things are up for discussion even though I will avoid the key no no's like Religion, Politics and Macro Economics (Micro economics of the gaming/comics world though is still fair game) and of course the biggie whether the Spice Girls were the greatest musical group of all time or not. I hope to bring a taste of something different in these posts and please feel free to comment where you see fit.