Welcome back Whedonites. Lilith here to rehash season 4 of our favorite vampire-laden TV show Buffy. Get ready for some deviations from the usual with the Scooby Gang; this season brought with it some heavy topics, full of love, science, slaying, studying and sex. Yup, Buffy and her friends are off to college this season. Spoilers to follow as I review this monumental season of Buffy.
Happy Sunday Evil Geeks! Our Women’s History Month Warriors feature has given us the opportunity to talk about some very powerful ladies. However today’s honoree ranks right up there with the heaviest of heavy hitters. When she’s not pulling down straight A’s in school, she’s facing off against vampires, demons, and monsters of all sorts. I first wrote about Willow Rosenberg way back in our Top 5 Geek Crushes article waaaay back when, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to talk about my Geek crush who could actually crush me with a flick of her wrist.
We know you all love our month long adventures, after all Brovember and Novembeard were huge hits. So I am happy to tell you that March is going to be another of your favorite months this year! March is Women’s History Month, and this month we geeks are going to do our best to bring you a daily female spotlight. Heroines and villains alike, it’s all about strong women characters this month. A month dedicated to our favorite ballbusters and femme fatales, what’s not to love?
I probably have to give credit to Joss Whedon for a lot of women we will talk about this month, but I am going to start with a real ass-kicker: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I know my faithful followers know that I have been reliving this phenomenal show recently, and I think our main character from this show is the perfect woman to spotlight as our first woman warrior this month.
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.