Buffy. It isn’t the most elegant or intimidating of names. I remember watching the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie and thinking, meh, it was okay. I probably watched it just because Dylan from 90210 was in it. 🙂
Then, along came the real Buffy. I had my reservations, but I was powerless to resist. The first season was light, campy, fun. I adored it. The end of the second season ripped my heart out and stomped on it with no remorse. A kiss. A declaration of love, and then a sword through the heart. Goodbye Angel.
Sigh. I still get upset over that. But I survived until next fall.
And then there was “Once More, With Feeling…”, aka, Buffy, the musical. I remember rolling my eyes at that one, but it served its purpose. Buffy had turned so dark, we needed a little reprieve.
For me, though, the episode with the most impact had no drama…no romance. It was raw. For a woman who deals in the death of vampires, demons, and ghouls on a daily basis…to have her walk through the front door and find her mother has passed away on the couch…that moment had such impact. There were no villains or stakes responsible. It was nature. And I walked in a cloud for days, devastated by a single television episode.
Do you have any favorite Buffy episodes or moments? Do you identify any actors/actresses as their characters ahead of their given names?
It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.
Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.
A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead.
Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.