Buffy & Angel

Another thing I never got around to when I was younger (besides video games) was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  My friends were completely obsessed with it in high school (for good reason!), but I was too busy watching Hercules and Xena.  I have an odd liking for the original Kristy Swanson movie, and I know the general plot of the series, such as who dies, who’s a vampire/slayer, etc, so as I finally start to watch it in earnest, I don’t think there will be a huge plethora of surprises.

That being said, I just watched episode 7: “Angel.”  Squee!  I wonder what people first thought when the show aired in 1997…?  Were they surprised that Angel was a vampire?  Were they upset?  I think Joss Whedon is an all-around genius (I watched Firefly when it first aired 10 years ago, and absolutely adore it to this day!), but darn him for making me feel like a squishy-romantic teenager again!  Oh, the angst, the smoldering looks, the witty banter!  To quote Romeo, “Ah me!”

To be continued…