So, "Amends" was ... bad?
No, nb, "amends" is awesome on stilts. I tease the great man because he is an avowed atheist and you could run Amends on the Hallmark Channel between Dolly Parton as an Angel and Richard Thomas as the flying-reindeer-studying zoologist. It would fit perfectly (and I'd watch all three).
I've wondered about Vonnegut too. I think what we've (me too) overlooked is that it's rare for a person to have a consistent worldview. Most can hold that an idea and its antithesis are good and true, at the same time. These examples are darned good evidence of that fact.
So the man has his characters say what he has not the fortitude to do. Talented, but gutless... or swayed by the party-scene in tinsel town, but I repeat myself.
Some day, I'll catch up on those other 4 seasons of Buffy (I stopped watching for various reasons after S3).... some day.
While there are many episodes I dig in the first three, I consider them the work required to enjoy the really great seasons ahead (Five and Six espescially). All are available free on Amazon Prime or Netflix streaming. For a guy who gets stuck in hotels a lot.
And, if you have not seen "Cabin in the Woods..."
Not for the kiddies, mind you, but a great and Whedony film.