This led me to thinking: Which storylines on those shows were actually amazing? Not just good, but amazing?
Here's my list:
Angel the Series:
The Darla arc in season 2
The Wesley-taking-Connor plot
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Angel losing his soul
The Dawn-is-the-key plot in season 5
Spike's redemption arc, from Fool for Love to choosing his soul (stuff before and after that was good, but not amazing)
Buffy's depression arc
Faith's redemption arc from This Year's Girl to Sanctuary
So, what are your opinions? What storylines in the Buffyverse - or any other fandoms we might happen to share - are amazing to you?