OK, I admit, Friday Fun a few days late...
In any case, last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, March 10, 1997 marked the very first episode of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and certainly my personal favourite. Although I didn't start watching until the mid-2000s (I had two young kids in 1997 and was not watching much TV. We heard a lot about how great it was, but weren't in any space to be adding new shows to what little we were watching), once I did start with the DVDs, I was hooked. I've watched the whole thing through twice and seen some episodes three or four times.
I don't have a particular obsession about a favourite season (probably season three, if pushed) or a favourite episode (Conversations with Dead People, maybe?) or even a least favourite season (season four? I actually quite like six and seven which are more popular choices for least favourite). And I'm definitely neither a Spuffy or Bangel obsessive either, feeling that Buffy as a grown woman has probably outgrown her teenage and early twenties weird boyfriends.
How to celebrate? With a list, of course. Here's some of the recent articles I've seen online celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ranked
- Learning the Lessons of ‘Buffy’ Again as It Celebrates 20 Years
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer at 20: the thrilling, brilliant birth of TV as art
- How Buffy the Vampire Slayer transformed TV as we know it
- The Enduring Legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20 Years Later
- The Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast 20 years later...
- Sarah Michelle Gellar celebrates Buffy the Vampire Slayer's feminist legacy on its 20th anniversary
- What Buffy the Vampire Slayer taught me as a feminist
- 13 Reasons Buffy Is a Badass Feminist
- The Feminism Of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Is Completely Timeless & Made Me The Survivor I Am Today
- 'Are you ready to be strong?': The enduring legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a feminist parable for everyone – including me (by Anthony Stewart Head)
- 12 Reasons 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Season 7 Is The Best Season
- How “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Became Immortal
- 10 famous writers on loving Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- #buffyslays20: Twitter celebrates 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- A necessary and important guide to Sarah Michelle Gellar's many iconic 'Buffy' hair styles
- Buffy’s season 7 Big Bad used a fallen preacher for the dirty work
- Joss Whedon reveals why he'll never bring back Buffy or Firefly
- How Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed TV
- A Guide To Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comics