Ten incongruities in Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- That the Watcher's Council would send Giles to Sunnydale to wait around for Buffy to happen to stumble across his path, rather than dispatch him to her immediately after Merrick died.
- That Buffy, whose best paying job was as a part-time, uncredentialed high school guidance counselor, could afford such a fabulous wardrobe.
- That a show dedicated to subverting genre conventions would devote itself for
the better partmost of two whole seasons to the hoariest and most thoroughly unrealistic of all genre cliches, that a bad man can be redeemed by the love of a good woman.
- That the writers created an entirely new college for Buffy to attend instead of sending her to Crestwood College, which had been featured in the second season episode "Reptile Boy."
- That "Fool For Love" would show Drusilla siring Spike when it had ben clearly established in "School Hard" that Angel was his Sire.
- That, during the seventh season, Spike was as entertaining and fun to watch as ever, except when appearing in a scene alone with Buffy, at which point he turned in a boring wuss.
- That Buffy would allow herself to be kicked out of her own house.
- That Aimee Mann would be aware that Sunnydale is infested with vampires.
- That Buffy would sleep with an unsouled vampire whom she knew for a fact was still actively engaged in the commission of evil acts without ever giving consideration to the ethical and moral implications of such an act.
- That Buffy, who was consistently portrayed as an indifferent student with no school-sponsored extracurricular activities to speak of and a long history of disciplinary problems, could get into Northwestern University, even with a solid score on the SAT.
Today's list is for persona, who wanted to see some Whedonverse incongruities. Boy, was this a tough list to put together. Well, except for nos. 3, 6, and 9. Those came to me right away for some reason.
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