One of the images that pops to mind when I think of Halloween isBuffy the Vampire Slayer.
Not the movie, although it was funny, the Joss Whedonseries that was ubercool and scary.
This series was all about the writing. It was quick, clever, droll, goofy and wicked cool.
Buffy had it all: bad vamps, good vamps, sexy vamps, tall dark and brooding vamps, Drusilla, Spike, zombies, spirits, demons, witches, Faith, warlocks, geeks, pop culture, gypsies, computer nerds, dysfunctional family units, ghosts, goblins, gym, ghouls, librarians, magic, love, TheMaster, death, sex, hope, The Bronze, friendship, Dracula, teenagers, The FirstEvil,Nathan Fillion (who first auditioned for the part of Angel in 1996), bullies, field trips, Watchers, The Council, high school, werewolves, lifestyle choices, hope, fear, horror, laughter…everything you could want in a show and of course, slayers.
Although Sarah Michelle Gellar was the star of the show as Buffy, she was nothing without herScooby Gangand all the other amazing characters, fiends, villains, supernaturals, paranormals, other dimensionals, and of course, her wardrobe, which was quite extensive.
This is a Halloween must see. Watch it for the coolness, return for the witty. Whether you like it or not, it’s all good, 5 by 5.
It’s interesting that Buffy has become such a cult classic because it didn’t always have the top ratings at the time, of course we were watching it on theWB, but it sure had a lot of hardcore fans. It’s really shape-shifted TV.
My fav Buffy character is still always Xander. Who’s yours?