Slay Miserables

Notes From Underground

Crusading unity against a world of bad
photo: Zuma Press
Crusading unity against a world of bad

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: "Once More, With Feeling"
Mutant Enemy/Twentieth Century Fox

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In "OMWF," the outcome is honesty, albeit demon inspired; it's also awfully bleak and resigned and broken, triumphing more in desolation than in celebration. Tara will leave Willow; Giles will leave Sunnydale; Dawn declares her isolation; Xander and Anya—the most exhilaratingly cartoonish characters, just about to be married—each unscroll a fabulous public list of the other's faults, in the guise of a retro-pastiche song about never telling. In effect, song after song registered suspicion at the consonances and gestures being imposed by the demon causing the mayhem and also at the pat sentiments given to them to sing: "What can't we face if we're together?" What are the shared values by which a professional ensemble—a rock band, a drama troupe—englamours one another? What if our minds are being controlled, by them, by our needy selves? What if solidarity is the most crippling of our delusions? Fellowships always fail—and it's because they act to deny this, to extend companionship into a bad, unchanging infinity, that the undead are considered demons not people.

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