TV Guide's Best of 2000
by Matt Roush
When Dracula came to Sunnydale this year, Buffy was shocked to realize that "Count Famous has
heard of me." We in the Buffy brigade weren't in the least surprised. While The X-Files
has successfully revinvented itself this season, WB's enchantingly enjoyable Buffy is easily
TV's top purveyor of dark fantasy. The relationships among the now college-age "Scooby gang" have
deepened, none more than the awkward and tender blossoming of love between the spellbindingly
witchy Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and the demure Tara (Amber Benson). And while we're still
skeptical of Buffy's new kid sis Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg), whose true identity is too bizarre
to explain here, we're loving the comically pathetic crush that punk vamp Spike (James Marsters)
harbors for the slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar). He stammers like a smitten schoolboy when caught
stalking her or sniffing her sweaters. After four seasons, Buffy's bold blend of comedy
and terror is as confident and compelling as ever.
And in case you're curious, here's the complete list of the the top ten shows (though, imho, the fact that "Survivor" is #1 undermines all credibility of this):
1. Survivor - The Final Night
2. The West Wing
3. Once and Again
4. The Sopranos
5. Malcolm in the Middle
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
9. Everybody Loves Raymond
10. Will & Grace
Random Quotage:Personal question?
When Buffy was a vampire, you weren't still, like, attracted to her, were you?
Willow, how can you... I mean, that's really bent! She was... grotesque!
Still dug her, huh?
I'm sick, I need help.
Don't I know it.
-Willow and Xander (Nightmares)
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