"It is part of the fascination of "Once More, with Feeling”, that we can, if we wish, choose to select our relationship with the text and dwell on a happy ending—or we can share the struggle of the characters.” - Rhonda Wilcox, 2005
Based on the amount of times I’ve rewatched it, Once More With Feeling.
I absolutely adore all musical numbers, I lost count how many times I’ve listened to the OST, and, more importantly, I love that this episode wasn’t just Joss making his dream come true: it’s not a “filler” episode, it starts a lot of themes of season 6 and develops characters (and into something we may not like).
The uber-talented cast and crew, Joss’ genius, extremely relatable characters that become your friends, wonderful mythology, sassiness and humour, drama and heartbreak, lessons I’ve learnt and tears I’ve shed and all the things that made me think, made me laugh and made me thank all gods in heaven for the moment I decided to start watching it.
Since I've got nothing better to do, 30 Days of Buffy!
Day 1: Favourite Season
I love the Glory arc, Glory herself, I love Dawn and Tara’s increasing role. I love that Buffy didn’t have a ‘love interest’ after Riley left, I love stand-alone episodes, I love Spike and Dawn’s friendship and his attempts to “do good”, Xander and Anya aren’t shattering each other’s heart to pieces and Giles is supportive and the finale is heartbreaking. What’s not to love?