Season Three ends in a strangely anticlimactic fashion with two decent but somewhat oddly-placed episodes.
Category: It’s New to Me
Season Three enters its home stretch with two standalone tales focusing on Rogue and Cyclops, respectively.
Magneto returns and finds his leadership role in mutant liberation challenged in this two-part whodunit.
After wrapping up their biggest story to date, the show closes some major plot threads and introduces some new characters in these three high-quality standalone episodes.
The show has never been closer and yet so far away from its comic book roots than in the final two parts of “The Dark Phoenix Saga.”
The “Dark Phoenix Saga” begins with the introduction of Dazzler and “Not the Hellfire Club” to TV.
These three standalone tales feature several allies and threats both old and new as the X-MEN Animated Series gears up for yet another multi-part epic.
Things get even weirder with a return trip to the Savage Land where the team battles Sauron and a powerful rock god.
The Phoenix Saga wraps up in truly epic fashion as the team gains some bizarre new allies and faces D’Ken and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard in a climactic battle over the M’Kraan crystal.
It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Sacrifice” / “The Dark Shroud” / “Cry Of The Banshee”)
The iconic “Phoenix Saga” begins with three action-packed episodes featuring several new characters and a huge change for Jean Grey.
Wolverine encounters another piece of his checkered past and the team has to deal with an otherworldly threat in this shaky two-part opener to Season Three.
Season Two comes full circle in the Savage Land in this two-part finale, guest-starring Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil.
It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“A Rogue’s Tale” / “Beauty and the Beast” / “Mojovision”)
The second season begins to wind down with two quality solo-focused tales and one so-so group effort.
The team deals with not one but two time-traveling vigilantes on separate missions to save their respective futures. Which future will wind up being saved?
The past catches up with two of the more secretive X-Men in these two standalone tales.
The team goes globe-hopping while Xavier and Magneto travel through the Savage Land in these early Season Two episodes.
Season Two begins with a botched wedding, a powerful new enemy, and the return of a character long thought to be dead.
It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Days Of Future Past Parts 1&2” / “The Final Decision”)
The first season of X-MEN ends with an abridged adaptation of one of their best-loved stories and the supposed end to a season-long threat.
Rogue experiences an existential dilemma and the team meets new allies and foes in this thematically interesting two-part tale.
The cast of the X-Men’s animated adventures gets a lot more crowded in these two flawed but entertaining installments.
These early episodes delve a little deeper into the personal lives of a few team members while introducing threats both old and new.
Xavier and Wolverine run into their old nemeses, and the X-Men’s dream of human / mutant cohabitation faces some formidable challenges.
PoP!’s classic TV column returns with a look back at one of the most beloved cartoons of the Nineties. Morph, we hardly knew you.
The final season comes to a close in appropriately epic fashion and results in a massive shakeup of the Slayer dynamic.
The town of Sunnydale clears out and the extended Scooby Gang experiences some deep dissension as their future gets considerably bleaker.
Spike gains some clarity on his tortured past, a long-lost former ally returns to the side of good, and the gang meets up with yet another powerful adversary as the countdown to the end continues.
Buffy embarks on another vision quest and Andrew faces his guilt as the final showdown with The First draws ever closer.
Willow continues to wrestle with her inner demons and the group gains an unexpected ally as the showdown with The First draws closer.
The number of Potential Slayers continues to grow and includes a familiar face as Buffy’s young students begin to face their foes head-on.
The Summers residence gets a lot more crowded and Buffy eases into a mentor role to train some new potential Slayers as the arc of Season Seven begins to take shape.
The “Big Bad” reaches out to the Scooby Gang, while Spike’s side in the conflict remains a point of contention as Season Seven starts to build up some serious momentum.
Anya atones for her sins and the female Scoobies have to deal with yet another love spell in these two lopsided Season Seven episodes.
Willow returns and nearly gets eaten alive, and Buffy faces her first true test as a counselor at Sunnydale High.
Sunnydale High is rebuilt, Buffy gets a new job, and Spike deals with his newfound humanity as the final season begins.
Season Six ends with the Scoobies trying to stop “Dark Willow” and, wouldn’t you know it, save the world again.