Happy 20th Birthday Buffy
That’s right folk’s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is no longer in her teens anymore contrary to the teen she portrays in the show. Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Buffy first aired? My goodness talk about feeling old.
Like many, I was a teen when the show first aired, and like many, I was captivated. Now I loved the Buffy movie with Kristy Swanson as Buffy and Luke Perry as Pike, so when I found out that there was a TV series with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy, I could not wait to see what they were going to do with it. I was not disappointed. Considering it’s been 20 years since the show first aired, it is obvious there is still a huge occult following for the Vampire Slayer.
The showed had 7 seasons, ending in May of 2003, plus the greatness was created by Joss Whedon, who was also in charge of the famous Firefly television show that we all loved and lost so soon. The series was considered as one of the “greatest TV shows of all time” and reached a ton of viewers, like close to 6 million during an airing. (Holy cow! That is a lot of people) also having some novels and a few comics to enjoy after all the fun of the TV series was said and done.
Buffy had her own little click in Willow and Xander played by Alyson Hannigan (American Pie) and Nicholas Brendon, who helped her combat the forces of evil in their own unique way, starting with Willow being a witch and Xander being, well, Xander. Quick fact, did you know that Buffy and Willow were the only characters to be in all 144 episodes? That is dedication if you ask me.
Buffy the Vampire series had its run of special guests and fun famous faces we see in many TV or movies today, from Eliza Dushku (my personal favorite) who played the other slayer to Charisma Carpenter who played Cordelia Chase. There are so many names that started or joined the huge that it’s hard to keep track of them all, but nonetheless, they were all involved in the Vampire Slayer gang.
Honestly, when I think about Buffy, the main thing that comes to mind is her relationships, and you know which I am talking about. The two supernatural men who made the most impact on her life, Angel and Spike. Now I personally loved the season with Buffy and Spike hooking up. I mean Angel was ok, but I liked Spike and his dark, brooding presence that just made you all tingle with excitement. He commanded Buffy in a way that was sexy versus Angel always back and forth on whether or not he was going to be with Buffy if he changed enough or deserved her. I would always roll my eyes thinking “Come on man, make up your mind and get with your woman…” But Angel did get his own spin-off after finally calling it off with the Buffster so I guess it was for the best.
Thinking about all of this makes me want to sit back and turn on some Buffy for sure. I mean it was amazing to watch, exciting and the stories kept you entranced. I don’t think I ever found any episode to be boring honestly and do feel this series is one I can put on anytime I want to watch something when I am bored. I have decided, for an extra treat, to include the opening theme song from the first season. Enjoy! ^_^