The LOGO network has been running a Buffy fan favorite countdown this weekend, as voted by fans all last month. I saw commercials for this, but I didn't vote because... well, I didn't. However, I gotta say, this has got to be the craziest, most nonsensical fan countdown ever and I'm having a really hard time believing it.
First off, the main thing that bugs me is that "The Body," one of the best episodes not only of Buffy but of TELEVISION ever, was at number 13. This is widely known to be the tip top of writing and acting of the show, and yet it doesn't even break the top TEN? That's so ridiculous, I can't even begin to explain it.
Secondly, there are two types of Buffy fans- Team Angel and Team Spike. I get the feeling that the voters of this countdown are all on Team Spike, and (obviously, if you've ever read any of my previous posts) I am definitely Team Angel. Some of my favorite episodes, most of which involve Angel, are either very low or not even on the list. Things like the epic second part of "Graduation Day" and the beautiful "Innocence" and the previously-mentioned-in-this-blog "The Prom" are all below #15. And now, I'm watching "Gone" which is #12, and it's one where The Trio [of Nerds] turn her invisible, and it's pretty much 42 minutes of amateur sight gags. Uh... WHA? How is Spike doing it with invisible Buffy BETTER than... well, all of the other episodes I mentioned?
Answer: it's not.
In other words, Logo, Boo you whore.