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The Madness of Joss II
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danel4d From: danel4d Date: April 10th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
A slightly more charitable assessment of it that I've seen elsewhere is that he really wanted to tell the story about an apocalypse, and two warriors, etc., but wasn't confident that he'd get the chance to finish it in an original universe.

As if the subtext of Season 7 wasn't dubious enough already, adding "And it leads to the end of the world anyway" makes it even worse.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 10th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
he really wanted to tell the story about an apocalypse, and two warriors, etc., but wasn't confident that he'd get the chance to finish it in an original universe.

Or that he (correctly) thought that no-one would be remotely interested in two new characters, with no back-story, acting out this nonsensical and downright incoherent story and so he shoe-horned Buffy and Angel into it despite it being contrary to everything that has took place in the televised Buffyverse.
danel4d From: danel4d Date: April 10th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like I said, if you were trying to be really charitable... but I don't think there's a whole lot of that left by this point. In some ways it's sad, since parts of the comic really do work - as cracktastic as the thing is, the other characters reactions to it seem to be very much in character, since it really just consists of boggling.

In some ways, S8 resembles S7 - jumbled parts of unconnected brilliance forgotten and swept away, mixed into a confused mish-mash along with dodgy subtext and half-assed twists. Only with a hell of a lot more sheer madness.
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