Entertainment Weekly talks top ten watercooler moments and Buffy is mentioned. The death of Buffy's mother makes it onto the list: "Dismissed by the clueless as little more than culty teen fantasy-horror, Buffy... proved unequivocally with its fifth-season episode ''The Body'' that it could leave viewers gasping without throwing a single punch."
"Indeed, the sudden, unexpected, and heartbreaking death of Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland), and in particular the moment she was found lying on the living room couch by the show's titular heroine, proved as devastating as it was watercooler-worthy. The show, alas, is still waiting for its Emmy."
You know, the only critique Ive heard about The Body is that its too perfect, that Anya knows exactly what to say, that they all grieve so perfectly that it isnt ugly at all. In a way, I agree, its like paint by numbers, I could be Picasso if I painted by numbers, but really The Body is so good that im not sure it matters to me. Its so powerful that im not sure that critique really matters.
Oh and I should thank Slayerverse for the heads up.
November 17 2006
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