15 years ago, TV as we know it changed with Buffy reaching our screens. It is hard to think of my teenage years without Buffy there throughout! And its impact is still evident.
It is strange to think of the excitement of waiting for the series to start, with the saddness of the finale as we waved goodbye to these characters we fell in love with.
It was great to have a show that from the outset that there was death of “main characters” so from week to week, there was no expectation of everyone pulling through. It had the ability to deal with the taboos of teenage life too, sex, love friendship, popularity yet in a fun and often scary manner.
It is great to see it has continued in a great graphic novel series, but I still miss the excitement and thrill that awaited me each week.
I do feel old with it being 15 years since it aired, though buffy didn’t hit the UK screens till 1998/1999, it still shows me age! I rememeber watching buffy from the start of secondary school right till the end of my GCSE’s.
I know there are probably many young people who have not seen it, but know of it as a classical (and I suggest they watch it). While they have Glee in their lives to try and deal with many issues, it still doesn’t have the same standing as this horror classic that changed our TV. I mean there was “All the small things” before Glee, and it hasn’t changed other shows! But Buffy did and still does.
So in 30 years time, there will still be people looking back to when it started with fond memories. I just wonder how many other shows will have that same reaction!