OK, I admit, Friday Fun a few days late…
In any case, last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, March 10, 1997 marked the very first episode of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and certainly my personal favourite. Although I didn’t start watching until the mid-2000s (I had two young kids in 1997 and was not watching much TV. We heard a lot about how great it was, but weren’t in any space to be adding new shows to what little we were watching), once I did start with the DVDs, I was hooked. I’ve watched the whole thing through twice and seen some episodes three or four times.
I don’t have a particular obsession about a favourite season (probably season three, if pushed) or a favourite episode (Conversations with Dead People, maybe?) or even a least favourite season (season four? I actually quite like six and seven which are more popular choices for least favourite). And I’m definitely neither a Spuffy or Bangel obsessive either, feeling that Buffy as a grown woman has probably outgrown her teenage and early twenties weird boyfriends.
How to celebrate? With a list, of course. Here’s some of the recent articles I’ve seen online celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.