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30 Days of Buffy Meme — Day 5

Day 1: Favorite Season
Day 2: Favorite Episode
Day 3: Favorite Song Used In An Episode
Day 4: Favorite Female Character

Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character
Day 6: Favorite Male Character
Day 7: Least Favorite Male Character
Day 8: Favorite Friendship
Day 9: Favorite Romance
Day 10: Least Favorite Season
Day 11: Least Favorite Romance
Day 12: Least Favorite Episode
Day 13: Favorite Potential Slayer
Day 14: Favorite Female Villain
Day 15: Favorite Male Villain
Day 16: Episode You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 17: Character You Relate To The Most
Day 18: Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 19: Character You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 20: Best Spike-centric Episode
Day 21: Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 22: Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 23: Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 24: Hottest scene
Day 25: Favorite Buffyverse Saying
Day 26: Favorite Scooby Moment
Day 27: Cutest Moment
Day 28: Character You Love To Hate
Day 29: Episode You Hate That Everyone Else Loves
Day 30: What You Think Made Buffy So Great

Least Favorite Female Character:

Glory. I adore her minions, but Glory herself holds little appeal or dread for me. Her tantrums are tiresome. She's vain, shallow, entitled, and screechy. And she's not funny. I understand that she's supposed to be a counterpoint to Buffy, but unlike with Buffy, I have zero sympathy or, more importantly, empathy for her or her situation. She's just...unpleasant. As far as Hellgods go, I vastly prefer Illyria.

Even Maggie Walsh is a far more interesting character/villain. One thing I do like about Glory is that she and April together give Buffy the opportunity to say this:

I've had it with super-strong little women who aren't me.
Buffy, in I Was Made to Love You

The opera was splendid! Bill Irwin was in it! Not so much in a singing capacity, but still! Tonight we're headed to the historic Castro Theater to see the newish Hayao Miyazaki movie, "The Wind Rises".

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( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 11th, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
The opera was splendid! Bill Irwin was in it! Not so much in a singing capacity, but still!

The Flying Man!
Jun. 12th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
He seems to do a lot of live performance here in town. I'm starting to think he is local. Plus he, like Paul Reubens, is an alum of McDiva's soon-to-be college.
Jun. 11th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Glory is my favorite female villain (Second place or shared first place goes to Dark!Willow) XD I also adore Illyria and after reading your meme answer I want to rewatch IWMTLY.
Jun. 12th, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
I have a few more days until I'll need to decide on my favorite female villain, but it won't be Glory, for the reasons stated above.

If I had to pick a least favorite non-villainous female, it might be later season Willow. Her character definitely progressed in a believable, if thoroughly unacceptable, way. Vamp!Willow totally owned the badness, and gave us a glimpse of what was to come.
Jun. 12th, 2014 07:48 am (UTC)
I agree; Gloria was difficult. I didn't dislike her, I just didn't have any feelings about her one way/other. She was as bland as milk. So was her alter ego, who was so bland, I can't remember his name right now.

Glad you enjoyed the opera. Bill Irwin is a hoot!
Jun. 12th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
bland as milk

That's about it. Well, for me there's a bit of a nails-on-chalkboard effect, too. There would have been dozens of more interesting ways to go with her character. Sigh.
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Jun. 12th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah. She wasn't especially well thought-out, seems to me. Maybe the idea was that we'd underestimate her? I prefer the Trio for that, myself.
Jun. 12th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind Glory but I can understand why not everyone likes her. For this question I went with Jenny Calendar because I didn't feel she was a well rounded character.
Jun. 12th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
The difference for me is that I'd actually like to learn more about Jenny, whereas I just want Glory to go away. Not because she's "evil", but because she annoys me without entertaining me.
Jun. 12th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, how did you like "The Wind Rises"? I loved it, though it was much sadder than I anticipated.
Jun. 12th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
My family decided to stay home and watch "Frozen" instead. Boo. Not that I wasn't up for "Frozen". MiAmor hadn't seen it, so it was nice to get his reaction. Just, going out the movies is still a treat I hate to miss.
Jun. 24th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
Ah...ah glory. No. Ben. :-)
Jun. 24th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
What are you saying? ;-)
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