And... I'm sick. Don't worry, I'll be on cold meds for the talk tonight. But because I've been a little under the weather, and on vacation (sort of...the semester hasn't started, but as a professor and a writer I ALWAYS have work to do), I've kind of re-watched the entire first season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. And before you judge, remember its only twelve episodes!
Season 1 of Downton Abbey took me 2 days.
But back to Buffy!
Oh did I forget how good it is!
|Yeah this picture sucks. What do you want? I'm sick! Note the tissue box.|
I mean, how classic is it when Joyce tells Buffy she knows it's the end of the world if Buffy can't go out and it really will be!
I absolutely love the arc of this season (Buffy dying in the season finale and coming back). And the Big Bad of the season, The Master, reminds me so much of Voldemort. But with a nose.
The other thing that struck me so much about the show was how effortlessly it uses its paranormal elements to highlight and expand on the adolescent experience. It's something I miss in paranormal shows and some books.
For example, I Robot... You Jane is about a demon that gets trapped in a computer and tries to online date Willow. I mean...seriously, you never know who you'll meet on the internet (I think we forget now it can be such a scary place sometimes), but an actual demon...classic!
So of course now that I've done that...I have no choice but to watch season 2--which has been my favorite season of TV since I saw it in high school (and it broke my heart into a million billion pieces).
How about you guys? How many of you remember season 1? When's the last time you watched it? Favorite episode? (Mine is a tie between Welcome to the Hellmouth/The Harvest, Angel, and Prophecy Girl).