Happy 20th Buffy The Vampire Slayer!
Today is Buffy The Vampier Slayers 20th Anniversary! It’s amazing to me that 20 years has past since I first watched this show and yet… I haven’t aged a day!
I jest. Buffy The Vampire Slayer was more than a television show to me. It examined life, love, loss, sacrifice, friendship, selflessness, triumph, defeat and family in a way I’ve never seen before. I fell in love with the humor, snappy banter, pop culture references, action and emotional depth. I connected to it on a deeper level. I felt like Buffy was me, because in a way, she was all of us. I fell in love with Angel the way she did. I relied on Giles the way she did. I laughed a long with Xander the way she did. I trusted Willow the way she did. I loved to hate Spike the way she did. I secretly admired Cordelia the way she did.
Plus, the vampires went “Poof!” and it was nifty.
Buffy was an iconic, strong female character for 16 year old me and I have found she remains that way for 35 year old me. I’ve discovered that the lessons Buffy taught me in my youth, still hold true in my adulthood. Perhaps the clothing it out of date, and the technology is woefully past its prime, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always be timeless to me for this reason. I will love this show for another 20 years… and to the end of my days.