Friday, June 4, 2010

TV Meme: Day 04

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 04 | Your favorite show ever

I can't believe it's been more than 13 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) came into my life. I was only in sixth grade! The last new episode aired a little more than 7 years ago and here I am still compelled to write about why I love the show and why I constantly refer to it as my favorite show of all time.

It was the very first show I got "obsessed" over. It was the one show I was compelled to talk about with other people in depth online, which was still so new at the time. This was after all pre-Lost days when your only option was to go into those old-school AOL message boards. I met a lot of amazing people during that time, people I still talk to and are friends with today. Of course none of us would've found one another if the show didn't lend itself to that kind of loyalty and commitment from its fans.

I could honestly go on and on and on about this show, but if you haven't seen the show, it's hard to explain why a lot of people are still talking about and love it after all of these years. My friend Ali, who is also doing this meme, also picked BtVS for her Day 4 and I don't think I could've said it better than her:

Joss [Whedon] was (is) a masterful storyteller, and everyone who loved Buffy (and all of Jossverse) got to experience that. And for a depressed, emo teenager who felt lost in her world, Buffy echoed all of those life themes brilliantly. Not to bring Lost into this, but I think Buffy is a Constant for a lot of us; it keeps us grounded and together.

And in a nutshell, that's why BtVS is on the top of my list of TV shows. Not only was it written in a way that 6th grade me totally related to it, but 25 year old me, all these years later, could still very much appreciate and remember it fondly. And while I've loved other shows since BtVS (Lost, Torchwood, Firefly, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, etc.), there really is something special to your first, isn't it?

I'm sure this show will make a few more appearances in the 30 Day TV Meme. So keep an eye out! In the meantime, if you haven't watched the show, I highly recommend.


  1. Oh, see, you found the picture I was hunting for. That is *exactly* the picture I was looking for. I went with mine as a last resort. No fair! :)

  2. Hee! I already had this photo on my computer. I actually had several pictures to pick from. I briefly considered going with the REALLY old-school first season promo shots, but the lack of Oz was upsetting. Plus I love the outfits that Willow and Oz are wearing here (and Buffy is also looking all kinds of fierce).



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