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(for Tea Time at 7PM) Today's sonnetized commentary: ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (PART 1)


The Powers That Tea present . . . today's sonnetized commentary: . . . ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (PART 1)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 27, 2002, 6:36 PM

ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (a 4-sonnet sequence)
[rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form]

(1)ONCE MORE WITH FEELING'S FIRST SONG won my heart.

A balanced blend of action with a song

in Whedon's perfect key -- both fun and smart.

Yes, "Going Through The Motions" came on strong.


BUT now I must admit, the first time through

Once More With Feeling, I was not quite pleased.

Too many of the songs seemed like a stew

of private thoughts -- while the plot's engine seized.


BUT: sing while slaying vampires keeps the flow

of Buffy gasoline, and fires the spark-

plugs of the joys we "watchers" all well know --

when B.-style heart and humor hit the mark.


A second viewing made me like them all.

But still, beyond the first song, came a fall.


(2) I BRING THIS UP TODAY not to rehash

our various opinions of those songs.

BUT RATHER: Should one musical just flash

before our eyes -- one King 'midst many Kongs?


I MEAN, I think the musical form fits

the Buffy evolutionary path.


Song resurrects the tone we've loved -- reknits

the Buffy tapestry. And like a bath . . .


. . . that's Spiked <g> with many champagne sips -- a blast.

Yes, wash 6th-Season sadness with the fun

of musicals each week, until the last

of Buffy's twisting marathon's been run.


I hear Joss scream: "Good Lord! Are you insane?

A musical each week?!?! You should be slain!"



[CONTINUED IN PART 2]


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