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7 Reasons to Watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...

By Lydia

There are a million reasons to watch “Buffy.” If anyone were to sit and try to name every specific reason that “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is an amazing show, the list would go on for a really long time. To be able to do this list properly, I had to divide everything into categories. I still probably missed a few! Let’s take a look at seven reasons to watch “Buffy.”

1 Characters

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has some of the best characters I’ve ever seen on TV. All of the characters have these amazing story arcs where the character develops and grows up in significant ways. Whether it’s Spike realizing he can be more that a blood sucking fiend or Buffy finally accepting her role as The Slayer and taking control, each character becomes so much more amazing than they were in the beginning. This has to with the writing, but that’s a different topic that somehow didn’t make this list.

2 Girl Power

It’s so hard to find amazing female role models on TV these days, but in this show there are so many! Obviously, Buffy is a strong female character who realizes that to be that strong she needs help from her friends. There are also a lot of other female characters that are really strong, such as Willow, Tara, Kennedy, Dawn (later in the series), Anya, etc. Each of these characters shows a different way that women can be strong.

3 Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon is the creator, a writer, a director, and a producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Without this man, there would be no amazing characters or story lines. This should have put him at number one on the list, but that’s how amazing number one and two are thanks to his brilliant mind. I am obviously a big fan of Mr. Whedon and thank him for his creation. Although the show made cry at times and frustrated to the point of screaming, that’s the beauty of a good show and a good writer.

4 Romance

Buffy and Angel, Buffy and Spike, Willow and Tara, Willow and Oz, Xander and Anya... I could go on and on! The romance in this show is insane. Each one of these relationships is guaranteed to make you cry, but they will also make you smile. Everyone has their favorite relationship and the relationships they hate, but each one makes you feel something. Who doesn’t love a little (or a lot) of romance?!

5 Friendship

I think that the friendships in this show are so much more intense than a lot of friendships that we see on TV today. Each set of friends, especially the main four (Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles) are more like family than anything else. They go through so much together that their friendships need to be strong. What other group of friends could survive through multiple attempts at the apocalypse?

6 Campiness

This show is so campy and while a lot of people hate it, I love it! There are musical episodes, so many different catch phrases, and a million other reasons that it’s campy. I mean the first season is just so ridiculous and over the top that it turns a lot of people off from the show. To be honest, it made me love it more because you need some light in the darkness of the show. Usually I’m not into camp on TV, but I’ll make an exception for “Buffy.”

7 Social Commentary

A lot of people probably wouldn’t think of this as a good reason to watch a TV show, but it really is. There are episodes, story lines, and characters that all represent different personal and societal struggles. A lot of the commentary that Joss Whedon puts into the show is hidden so that people don’t realize what they’re watching. I won’t put what commentary is in it specifically because I want you to watch it and find out yourself!

That’s only a few reasons to watch the wonderful “Buffy”! There are a lot of people who never got into the show, but I can’t see why. Can you think of any reasons that I missed? Why do you love “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?

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