In reality, I wish I could go into Seasons Eight and Nine here, because - contrary to my general loathing of the male half of the pairing - my current favorite romantic relationship is Xander and Dawn, but I'm limiting myself to the TV series, so ... whatever.
But this also means that I get to talk about one of my favorite things about Season Two, and no, I'm not talking about the pairing of crushed velvet pants and belly shirts (although that's a good guess).
|SPIKE AND DRU|
|While Dru is obviously just crazy.|
|I'm fairly sure Juliet Landau does not age.|
Another thing I love about these two is the genuine love they share for each other, despite being nearly irredeemably evil. Even the Judge from "Surprise" and "Innocence" recognizes their "stink," and then three seasons later, Drusilla admits that vampires can love well, "if not wisely." Spike's dedication to Dru mirrors Angel's own dedication to Buffy, and actually kind of opens the doors to the graying of Buffy's world: even bad guys can have admirable qualities, and some humans (aka Maggie Walsh) can be even more ruthless and unfeeling than the demons that Buffy fights.
And now I've gone and gotten more philosophical than I intended, so I'll just end this here, since I'm going to cover the last topic more later on this month. Again, I apologize for being behind, but hey, I can give myself a sick day if I need one. Yet another aspect of self-employment that I enjoy.
* When I was little, my parents let me watch Top Gun without any editing, and I was well aware that the people on the screen were actors. However, I was absolutely CERTAIN that Hollywood wouldn't promote infidelity in any way, so when Maverick and Charlie were having Teh Sexytimes, I just knew that they shot it in silhouettes because Kelly McGillis was actually Tom Cruise's wife. Luckily, I've grown up since then.