Wednesday, November 29, 2006

DVD commentary

This is my second to last NaBloPoMo post, I will be glad when November is finished. It is difficult coming up with interesting things to talk about every single day.
I'd just like to give a piece of advice to anyone who ends up doing commentary on DVDs from TV shows. Do not talk about future seasons.

Ali and I are making our way through Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I realize this has been off TV for a couple of years now, but we just got into it this fall and are slowly making our way through the seven seasons. We watch the season, then go and watch the commentary for the episodes. Makes sense, seems like how most people would do it. However, this weekend while watching the commentary for one of the seasons, the following was said "We set it up this way so when XX dies in Season B...." Ah, we haven't watched season B yet*. Thanks for telling me that that person dies. There had been hints and plot points discussed before which could be seen coming or were not overly important. However telling me that a character dies. Not fun. Talking about previous episodes or things that happened later in the same season is fine but don't talk about things that people watching the series for the first time on DVD won't have seen.

Just wanted two put in my two cents.

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*see it is easy to talk about a specific event without giving any information away.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

holy cow! it is SO worth watching the DVDs! Buffy was one of the best written and most undervalued series in TV history.

Priscilla said...

I love Buffy!

In the last episode of the show, Giles had the best line.

Kat with a K said...

Ugh, I hate it when they do that! I've never seen Buffy, but it's on my Netflix list.