Hello my blood-lusting, fangbanging followers, I wasn’t kidding when I said earlier this month that I had vampires on the brain. And so this week I revisited what was one of my favorite shows throughout my childhood to bask in more vampire-glory. It’s been a long time since I first encountered Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV, and so I was all too giddy with joy to watch the series again as a retired story. I only had enough time for season 1 this week, but since there are 7 lovely seasons in my series box set you can be sure I will try to draw this admiration out as long as possible for future posts.
Now I did originally watch this show in real time when it first aired on the WB Network, but as I was an obnoxious teenager at the time I didn’t have the knowledge then that I do now. And I did not know who Joss Whedon was. I am obviously much more versed now, and by golly I think I love this man. Firefly, The Avengers, and now Shields, Whedon has had his hands in a lot of things that I am obsessed with. And while his more recent and famous work has a lot of masculinity involved, I have to say knowing he was the creator and a producer for Buffy’s TV show builds my esteem of him even higher. Despite the predecessor movie being a bit of a comedy, Whedon kept pestering FOX about his empowering female role until they gave him the show, as he claims he was tired of seeing every cute blonde walk down a dark alley to get murdered.