Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Today, I want to present one of my all time favourite TV-shows: Joss Whedon’s amazing Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
If you’re not familiar with the show (or if you are, but have not watched it as religiously as yours truly), you may think it’s just another monster-show. But it is so much more than that! In fact, the monsters aren’t even that important – what the show is really about is friendship, growing up, taking responsibility, and (naturally) feminism.
The characters are wonderful and brilliantly cast, the story arcs are great and often unpredictable, not to mention the writers’ play with language and hilarious sense of humour. Additionally, they are not afraid to break convention – as demonstrated by such episodes as “Hush” (4×10), “Superstar” (4×17), “The Body” (5×16), “Normal Again” (6×17) – which dares to question the very premise of the show, and of course “Once More With Feeling” (6×7) – the musical episode:
No plans this weekend, you say? Lucky for you, there are seven lovely and entertaining seasons waiting for you – all available on DVD. And trust me, it’s well worth the time and money you invest!
And here’s a bonus song: