Buffy the Vampire Slayer : Season 2

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 91 out of 111
  2. Negative: 19 out of 111

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  1. Aug 11, 2013
    9
    As was always the case throughout Buffy the Vampire Slayers run there are still a few mediocre episodes in this second season but they are more easily ignored this time around as this is simply a huge improvement over its debut year. The first thing most will notice is that the production values have improved significantly with the fight scenes in particular looking much more realisticAs was always the case throughout Buffy the Vampire Slayers run there are still a few mediocre episodes in this second season but they are more easily ignored this time around as this is simply a huge improvement over its debut year. The first thing most will notice is that the production values have improved significantly with the fight scenes in particular looking much more realistic and, with a bit more experience under their belts, the main cast certainly stepped up their performances. The writing, while as fast paced and humorous a one would expect form Josh Whedon, also had a bit more depth to it allowing for some real character development. On top of all this season two also saw the introduction of Spike, a character that would quickly become a fan favourite.

    This is when Buffy really became must watch television.
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  2. Jun 30, 2013
    9
    A fantastic season that eclipses the first in almost every way. The first half is very similar to the first, dealing with a lot of fun monster of the week episodes but it does introduce two brilliantly entertaining villains in the English vampires Spike and Druscilla. It is the second half where the show really kicks into gear with the story of Buffy and Angel. This arc provides some trulyA fantastic season that eclipses the first in almost every way. The first half is very similar to the first, dealing with a lot of fun monster of the week episodes but it does introduce two brilliantly entertaining villains in the English vampires Spike and Druscilla. It is the second half where the show really kicks into gear with the story of Buffy and Angel. This arc provides some truly epic episodes of television and is still for my money, the most memorable arc in the seven year history of the show. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2013
    8
    The show really kicks into gear here with the main characters being given allot more depth. Even some side characters are given more attention adding a bit more life and character to the Town of Sunnydale. Spike and Drusilla are welcome additions to the show adding some really well played out Villains. Buffy and Angel's relationship developing to almost epic levels. The chemistry betweenThe show really kicks into gear here with the main characters being given allot more depth. Even some side characters are given more attention adding a bit more life and character to the Town of Sunnydale. Spike and Drusilla are welcome additions to the show adding some really well played out Villains. Buffy and Angel's relationship developing to almost epic levels. The chemistry between these 2 is apparent, especially Buffy who plays her role fantastically throughout the season. The effects are still a little sloppy for most of the first half of the season but the overall improvement can be noticed. Overall: Season 2 is a huge improvement on the first season, further cementing Buffy's already solid reputation. My hats off to Sarah Michelle Gellar for a stunning performance in this season, clearly outshining the rest. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2015
    8
    An improvement on season one, Buffy and co. take on some real meanies this time around. Character growth and a clever story arch create a fast-paced television experience.
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  1. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    80
    "Buffy" is the best show of the year about kids in high school, with the most refreshingly original dialogue and pop cultural references. [17 Nov 1997]
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 12, 2013
    91
    Its second season has so far been fabulous — even funnier and scarier than the first.