Nostalgia Friday: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
I was raised watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer. At a young age, I was instilled with the belief that being a girl didn't make me weak. I watched Buffy take on demons and vampires, break ups, deaths, and still, she was a force to be reckoned with. It wasn't that she was fearless, but that she kept fighting despite how afraid she was.
For anyone who doesn't know what Buffy is, first of all, really? Secondly, it is a show about a petite young girl who is "The Chosen One" she is destined to fight the forces of evil and be humanities protector, but like she is totally still in high school. Buffy, aside from having the worst name, dresses femme, dates cute boys, and has a weapons chest hidden in her bedroom.
This show is dear to me because it has always been there for me. When I moved, when I started high school, when started college, when I got my first apartment. Every time there is a significant change in my life, and I'm overwhelmed and need to retreat for a moment this is where I go. I watch Buffy take on unimaginable challenges and find comfort in her friends and witty remarks. I love the show so much I fell down a Joss Whedon rabbit hole long ago and have yet to find my way out. In college, I even took a class all about him and his unique approach to storytelling (I know how Paris Geller feels about that, but I actually majored in film so it is different).
Anyway, if you find yourself with some free time and you want to laugh at how bad fashion was in the late 90s early 00s then you should check this show out. Also, last week it celebrated its 20th anniversary of the pilot airing, so if you want to contemplate the passage of time and how we are all insignificant in the vastness of the universe, then this is a nice reminder!