I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was a late bloomer though when it comes to the Buffyverse. I didn’t get into the show until the 5th season, about three years ago. I had heard from so many people that it was a really good show that was funny and smartly written, and it dealt with deep philosophical issues. I was like, “Yeah, right, whatever.”
But my friend Amy bought me the first season DVD. So, I popped the first disc in and before I went to bed I would watch an episode or two as I drifted off to sleep. When I was finished watching all 12 episodes I was convinced of one thing. The show sucked! It was terribly written and the acting was atrocious. They were all trying way too hard and it was super cheesy.
When my friend Amy asked me how I liked the show, I told her the truth. She said, “I knew you would say that, but now you’re prepared for the good stuff, rent the second season and then we’ll talk.”
So, I did. I rented the first disc of the second season from Netflix and I have been hooked ever since. Somewhere between the first and second season, they figured it out. It’s a very multi-faceted show. The musical episode in Season 6 is my favorite. I even got into Angel, which of course, had it’s show finale last week.
Anyway, the reason why I bring this all up now is because according to the Tennessean this Friday in Nashville a total of 190 academic papers from around the globe will be presented at The Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I wanna go.
Well, you know, I have a choice. I can spend my life waiting for Xander to go out with every other girl in the world until he notices me. Or I can just get on with my life.
Good for you.
Well, I didn’t choose yet.
–Willow and Buffy