I’m not sure if you’ve heard but there is a new show called Class. If you are a fan of Buffy then I would highly recommend it. Yes, the show is a spin off to Doctor Who, but do not let that dissuade you, you do not need to watch or even like Doctor Who. The show stands on it’s own. The show takes place at a school named Coal Hill, which is suddenly a hot spot for aliens. A group a teenagers and their teacher are fighting against these aliens, protecting their fellow students and school.
Why would I recommend this to a Buffy fan? Well first off, the writer of the show wanted to give it a Buffy feel, but he wanted to make it darker. Like Buffy, the show has some amazing, powerful women. One of these women is an abuse survivor. Another one is a slave who constantly fights for her freedom. The third female character, is a 14 year-old black girl who is a genius. It takes place at a high school that is constantly under attack from aliens (with Buffy it is supernatural forces).
Second of all, the show has two leading queer characters. Like the relationship between Willow and Tara, the relationship is a non-issue. The couple is established in the first episode and everyone accepts it. Due to the fact that the show was only given eight episodes, they could not develop the relationship as much. The relationship is healthy and loving, and like a normal couple, they have their issues and they talk about them. It is also worth mentioning that one of the boy’s in this relationship is a Polish IMMIGRANT. He actually shares his experiences about learning english. While the relationship is a non-issue, his storyline does tackle homophobia. His parents do not accept him, but don’t worry, his parents do not make an appearance so you will not see anything too upsetting.
Thirdly, the show has amazing poc representation. There are two leading poc characters, and there is plenty more with the side characters. The classrooms are diverse, and the children’s parents also make appearances. Like Buffy mother’s Joyce, the parents are actually involved with their children’s lives. they find out what’s going on and they care about them. There is a positive father/son relationship.
The show is not as good as Buffy, but it is still good. Two episodes have already premiered. If you wish to watch it then I would recommend watching it on the BBC America app. The show tackles posted, grief, guilt, depression, etc. The teenage characters are actually very relatable. The show is premiering on Saturday’s on 10/9c on BBC America. If you loved Buffy then you will probably enjoy this show. It’s got romance, action, strong female characters, poc characters, disabled characters, and queer characters. I could not recommend it enough.
“The first day of kindergarten, you cried because you broke the yellow crayon and you were too afraid to tell anyone. You’ve come pretty far. Ending the world, not a terrific notion… But the thing is… yeah, I love you. I love crayon-breaky Willow and I love scary, veiny Willow. So if I’m goin’ out, it’s here. If you wanna kill the world, well, then start with me. I’ve earned that.”
My blog and my vids are pretty exclusive to couples that I ship but considering that we’ve been talking about friendships lately I’ve decided to make a vid about some (not all) of the friendships that really struck a chord with me. So I hope you guys enjoy it!
AN: I’d originally planned to post GND 11 and HotH 30 at the same time since their time frames overlap, but time got away from me. Links to character sheets at the bottom of the story.
Chapter 30: Mending
By the next day, the doctors were looking at Buffy, who seemed unreasonably spry for someone who should have been scheduling spinal surgery, with great suspicion. Fortunately, Giles managed to convince them to discharge rather than study her. Despite her fear of hospitals, it was more difficult task for him to negotiate Buffy away from her boyfriend’s bedside. She was quiet in the car, her mind back in intensive care with the Winchesters.
“The girls will be happy to see you,” Giles said, hoping to distract her.
“I bet,” she said with the same level of excitement most people reserve for describing mailboxes.
“It’s not as bad as that. They look up to you.”
“They’re waiting for me to die, Giles. They’re probably telling each other stories about how each one of them knew I’d been hurt because they just felt a light calling to them.”
“You know as well as anyone that’s not how–” He paused, chagrined. “You were joking.”