Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Complete Series Review
A few days ago I finished watching the whole 7 seasons of the 90′s, female fronted power series of a show, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. It was funny and heart wrenching, and a fight to the finish. In the year 1997, we are introduced to Buffy Summers at Sunnydale High, which conveniently sits dead center on top of the Hell Mouth (the origin of evil voodoo whodoo). We learn quickly that Buffy Summers isn’t just any girl...she is The Slayer!
.........During the day, she hangs out with her friends Xander, Willow, and her Watcher, Giles. Then together at night, they rally against demons who prey on their town. This awesome foursome journeys through high school, college, the real world and even “the other side” whilst Buffy performs her role as “the chosen one”. I love this show because for once, a show had everything I could ask for in a female lead character. Buffy is strong but gentle, autonomous but romantic, silly but serious. A damsel who may be in distress, but can overcome it on her own. Hell yes.
This show lasted six years which is enough to experience some momentous friendships and romances, that were often destroyed There is some serious action and combat in this show. There is some serious witchery too for those Charmed fans out there.
The first few seasons are comical and slightly dark, but as we venture into further seasons, the show becomes pretty complicated with drama that you wont be able to turn away from. Written by Joss Whedon, this series has humor, horror, action, adventure, romance, and mystery. This show addresses friendship, love, and power.
Memorable episodes include the team battling floating demons who silence you while they cut out your heart in “Hush”, “Graduation Day” where the principal is “made invincible”, the emotional ball drop in “The Body”, and my favorite, the entirely musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling”.
Also, I just read the first issue of the Comics which continued after the show ended, and wow, is all I can say. That’s my two cents on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
Moral of the story here, be the slayer in your own life and watch this series. I promise you, it won’t disappoint!
Here’s some photos of the 20th Anniversary Coloring Page and Season 8 Issue #1 Comic that came with the box set.