‘Buffy’… Weird name. TV Legend.
I’ll be honest, I first started watching BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER due to the same reasons that every heterosexual teenage guy at the time watched the show: Sarah Michelle Geller‘s hot-ness kicking ass. That was really it. But after a while, I was finding myself getting into the stories while drooling over The Geller. I kept coming back each week, more and more to see what would happen next with the characters, and less for what tight thing Buffy would kick ass in that week. Soon after, I became a lifelong fan of all things Joss Whedon.
While watching a repeat of the show an hour ago, I had some nostalgia moments when BUFFY… was in its prime. The media was a abuzz with David Boreanaz, Sarah Michelle Geller and the rest of the cast. In comparison, when I complain about the TWILIGHT ” ” phenomenon ” ” (yea, it needed double air quotes) I forget that the same thing happened with BUFFY… as well. Granted, BUFFY… was deserving of all the hype whereas TWILIGHT was a god awful piece of absolut– *deep breath* I’ll save it for my TWILIGHT rant.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was a TV show written and directed by Joss Whedon, current director of THE AVENGERS due out in 2012. This was before David Boreanaz had a prime time hit with BONES. Before Alyson Hannigan developed her awesome knack for comedy with HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. And before Sarah Michelle Geller did… whatever the hell she’s doing now. When I say ‘legend’ in the title of this post, I’m talking more about the entire show and not the character, which was the first of many awesome and groundbreaking shows from Joss Whedon, culminating in HIS (and quite possibly also THE) biggest project in cinematic history. I mean the final film in a series that attempts to create a shared film universe, is a huge thing for any director, in any genre.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was a great show with witty dialogues, unconventional drama that rarely followed the conventional and predictable plot lines, combined with a great ensemble cast that gave life to characters that will always follow its actors… for good or bad.