What are you watching on DVD?

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Re: What are you watching on DVD?

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Just finished Angel season 5. Definitely one of the best finales of all time. Up there with Blake's 7 in terms of being fitting to the series and being so shocking.

Overall despite some dud episodes Angel and Buffy both held up brilliantly. I'm glad to have watched them both back again. Definitely two of the greatest genre series ever made.

Now we just need Joss to give us a live action adaptation of Fray with Dana Delorenzo and I'll be set.
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Re: What are you watching on DVD?

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Wicked Science: The Great Dork. Toby creates a time portal in his shed, and ends up unwittingly sending Russ back to the past while unleashing a caveman on the school. Probably the weakest episode of season 2 so far, not least because it takes way too long to get Elizabeth involved. ;)  It does get better in the second half, while it is interesting that we're on episode 6, and Elizabeth has only been the antagonist in the first 2 episodes, with Toby's experiments causing the trouble in 3 of the episodes so far. Elizabeth's reaction to finding the caveman is very funny - "I think he must be one of Toby's experiments... how cool!" - and she continues to be generally softer - including with Verity, who I don't think she's yelled at even once this whole season - and more adorably crazy than the complete nutjob she turned into in the second half of season 1.  
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Secret Army: Russian Roulette. Albert tries to take over the line as the Resistance reels in the wake of Lisa's death. A very fine episode, and while I was less than thrilled with the manner of Jan Francis' exit at least they don't skip over the impact it has on the other characters. German officer Brandt being approached to become part of a conspiracy to assassinate Hitler and subjugate the SS is a thoroughly gripping twist, while the "garden party" for "friends" hosted by Kessler is "holy fuck this guy is completely fucking insane" chilling. :shock: Great stuff.
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