once more, with feeling

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an early 2000s show about a girl who slays vampires (and any monster for that matter). With her “Scooby gang”, Buffy, Xander, Willow, Tara, Anya, Giles, and that girl that came out of nowhere, go on numerous adventures, even if they might end up dead… Okay then.
Anyhow, the scoobies are faced with one of their worst situations yet: randomly bursting out into song and dance. Cheesy, right? Well here’s the thing: you don’t stop. Eventually you’ll dance to the point of a sort of flare up. All over your body. That’s over 1,000°F. If you haven’t figured, it’s fire. You burst into flames. Trying to put it in a delicate way, but I don’t think it works.

Things get really “heated” (hehe) when the crew realizes that anything that someone sings about is the truth. So if you cheated? Oh bet you’re gonna break up. Oh you put a spell on me to forget that we broke up? Mhm I see through you. It’s quite an interesting spin.

You’d think the music would be cheesy: “oh my gosh, ANOTHER musical episode from a TV show,” you might be thinking. Once More, With Feeling is different. Joss Whedon successfully incorporates the music to fit the genre of the episode itself. Yes, you do randomly burst into song and yes it’s got that “Broadway feel” (as it should). However, the way Whedon and co. sets the storyline allows for the randomness to actually have a reason. Better yet, the songs and their styles fit each character.

I highly recommend this masterpiece, which you can view below. 🙂
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Zach Aldana
I am a musician with a focus in voice. I studied music during my undergraduate years, receiving a degree in Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My musical experience stems back from when I was three years old singing in a church choir. 22 years later, I've participated in numerous choirs, some of which have toured internationally from South Korea to Wales. I am also a classically trained singer, performing solos around the world, most notably for Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece World Tour at the Allstate Arena in 2015. Aside from performing, I also enjoy songwriting, analyzing music, and of course, stating my opinion about all things music. Aside from that, I am a graphic designer and web developer. I began graphic and web design at the age of eight. In time, I have been commissioned to help schools and universities, businesses, and personal clients develop their presentation and online exposure. ​