Re: Buffy season nine discussion thread
They maybe convoluted but that's because the writers have a lot more freedom within the context of a comic than 42 page television script. Joss has admitted I believe that a lot of the things he had going on in season eight would have been trimmed down considerably if he was writing them for television. Jane Espenson commented that she didn't see Dawn being a Giant Centaur in the show either but works in the context of the comics. I think fans are making the mistake of trying to translate these into the show (granted I've I done that myself) but when you just accept these are comics and the writers are using the comic medium to it's fullest potential then it's just a fun romp!
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