Mixed reviews for mixed level of quality of articles,
This review is from: Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (Paperback)
Jennifer Crusie's article I'd say was the best, Sherrilyn Kenyon's the worst. Crusie's article had depth, humor and really gave you a sense of the show. Sherrilyn Kenyon's was a repulsive misogynistic rant of the like of Phyllis Shafley. The hatred Kenyon has for women that aren't airheaded doormats to men was freakish. Now I know why her books are filled with abusive posturing men and vapid wimpy females, aparently that is the only acceptable type of realtionship to her. Ugh, why the heck did the woman even watch Buffy? Buffy was created to counteract repulsive attitudes like hers. Whedon's idea of "girlpower" wasn't always on key- frankly, in seasons 1-4 I found Buffy acting too much a doormat to Angel and Riley for my tastes, while other than the darkest point of season 6 when we got "psycho" Buffy, the Buffy and Spike relationship was a passionate, equalitive, sexy, and in season 7 (my favorite season, particularly the second half) deeply romantic and almost spiritual. A modern Jungian psychologist might even say they were a near perfect Anima/Animus pairing in season 7.
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