Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Alright everyone. Excuse me while I geek the hell out for a moment.

Those of you who see me often/are my facebook friends know that hubby and I recently watched all 7 seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" over the course of about a year, churning through seasons 5-7 in maybe two months, but probably less time, because we were obsessed with it.  So, I figure I have to give Buffy some love, since I adored the show and am still mourning the fact that we've now seen every episode.

For those of you who are thinking, "What the hell? That show sounds super dumb!" I completely understand where you're coming from, because I thought the same thing, back when it was on in the late 90s-early 2000s, and what I still thought when one of our good friends (shout out to Shawn!) suggested that we watch it, courtesy of his DVD sets.  I was....reluctant.  Especially since the first season is pretty bad.  But we hung in there, and by season 2, I was completely enamored by every character, was loving the ones I started out hating (Cordelia) and hating the ones I would later have a huge crush on (i.e. Spike.  *swoon*)  And by the end of the show, I was/am a HUGE fan and want to know everything there is to know about this show, and want to tell everyone to watch it, because it is AMAZING.

It makes sense that I would love Buffy, because it was created by Joss Whedon, who is one of my favorite people on the planet, both because he is the creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (if you haven't watched Dr. Horrible yet, stop reading this and follow that link and watch it right now!), and because he is just awesome.  So it stands to reason that I would love the creation that started it all, and is full of the kind of humor and drama and sarcasm and wit that, in my opinion, makes for damn fine entertainment.

Now that we've finished the series proper, Shawn swears that we have to watch all 5 seasons of Angel now, to get the full experience, but I think that also means that I can't continue the Buffy story (which is now continued in comic book form over at Dark Horse Comics) until we do that, which is pretty annoying, since, so far, I find Angel to be loud and not as good, and kind of stressful.  So, to tide me over until I can get my hands on the comics (wow, I never thought I would say anything close to that sentence ever in my life!) I found this book on Amazon.com, which I am now fanatically enjoying on my Kindle.  (I'll just let you click through to see how obsessed I really am.  Why spoil the surprise? :p)

Below is one of my favorite episodes, from Season 3, called "Doppelgangland".

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you've joined the club -- it really is the best show ever. Angel is....ok, but not nearly as good (in my opinion). There's one season that's great (I think it's Season #3) and a smattering of good episodes in other seasons, but as a show, it never quite hits its momentum. However, there is a late-series ep where a demon turns various characters (including Angel) into MUPPETS so make sure you watch that one.