Review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Created by Joss Whedon
10 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires. With…the help of her close friends, Willow (Alyson Hannigan), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and her Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), she balances slaying, family, friendships, and relationships.” (http://www.tv.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer/show/10/summary.html)
I have a lot to say about BTVS, because I am a huge fan. If you haven’t seen this series, you are so missing out on the brilliant mind of Joss Whedon. Creating this supernatural world within reality was just spectacular! The characters were all different and somehow all the same because they were all tied to each other. Without one another would not make sense and the characters themselves could relate to anyone, that is how wide the variety was.
Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Willow (Alyson Hannigan), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) are the entire “Scooby” core and are hilarious together! And the love interests for Buffy throughout the series….so so so yummy. There is Angel (David Boreanaz), Spike (James Marsters), and Riley (Marc Blucas) are really the only ones who count. I’m in love with Spike, because he is fabulously snarky (hints why I love him). There is also two other characters who are so funny they really make the last two seasons of the show, Anya (Emily Caulfield) and Andrew Wells (Tom Lenk). I also wanted to mention a few more actors and their characters because without them the show would be useless. Darla (Julie Benz), Drusilla (Juliet Landau), Faith (Eliza Dushku), Caleb (Nathan Fillion), Tara (Amber Benson), Coredila (Charisma Carpenter), and a ton more that I would mention but then you would be bored. Just know there are a lot of people who really made this show come together and without them the show would not have been what it was. I could go on forever about how great the seven seasons of BTVS was and how you should really buy the box set, but it is just easier to go on Hulu and watch the first few seasons yourself.
The thing I love about BTVS is (Spike of course!) that Joss Whedon really has an exceptional eye for detail as well as endless incredibly, breath-taking, hilarious ideas. My three favorite episodes where Whedon really and truly applied his brain into everything was an episode where it was completely silent, a musical episode, and one where all the characters couldn’t remember anything at all. I should also mention Joss Whedon’s idea of the ultimate evils of every season, there is always a big power trying to kill Buffy and friends and/or take out the world. Season 1- The Master, Season 2- Angel (himself), Season 3-The Mayor, Season 4- Adam, Season 5- Glory, Season 6- Willow, and Season 7- The First (How sad and/or amazing is that I just did that from memory?) Most importantly though, I have a huge crush on James Marsters so if any of you know him or even Joss Whedon please put in a good word for me! LOL. Seriously, go watch BTVS you will not be disappointed.