I was only in elementary school when I first became a film junkie, it all started when I got grounded with no cable or video games. I was watching the canceled network UPN when the iconic “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” came on. “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” has been called one of the most impacting TV shows of all time, the TV show is about a blonde hair teenage high school girl that tries to balance out her personal life and saving the world at the same time. The TV show premiered in 1997, Joss Whedon gain inspiration from watching horror films noticing it’s always a helpless girl who gets killed and Joss Whedon also wanted highlight the joy of women power and the struggles that young women may face when going through high school, for example; dealing with your first high school boyfriend. Joss Whedon got the show on the road in an odd way, originally presenting the universe with Buffy as a movie in 1992, the movie was a joke being targeted ass a horror movie but actually turning out to be viewed as an action-comedy, more then 5 years later he was approached to turn the project into a TV series.
The TV show gained popularity around the same time the Internet era was developing, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” has a nostalgic feel to it like any other cult classic TV show, the show was on-air during the generation shift from the 90’s to the 2000’s. Buffy the Vampire Slayer grew on people, true fans of the series who watched the show experienced the characters develop, it went from the Scooby gang graduating high school to the gang living with each other training other vampire slayers. Buffy has always been the Superman out of the bunch, killing gods to demons from hell, she always killed the stereotypes of women in the horror world. The show has always shown great support towards women equality, in seasons 1 & 2 most of the episodes focus on problems relatable to young women like how Buffy deal with her love and emotions for the Vampire Angel or when she has to lie to her mom so she can go patrol the dark, vampire-infested Sunnydale streets.
Buffy’s appearance was also a reason why she was appealing to many audiences, her sense of fashion was untouchable how she was kicking ass in a leather jacket before Neo was, she made fighting vampire easy as flipping burgers the way she would make clever jokes during combat or in the most serious moments. “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” ended in 2003, but the series was still being aired on many stations like FX, Spike Tv, and LoGo. The series is considered a cult classic even by those who aren’t a fan, while the show was on a roll the series picked up multiple Emmy’s, Sarah Michelle Gellar won the best actress for her as Buffy, and multiple episodes have also won individual awards like the episode “Hush” from season 4, also TV guide stated that the series is top 50 television shows of all time. The show itself is very influential, the way Buffy knock down barriers for females roles in the television role, the show paved the way for other female leading roles like Veronica Mars. Also, former writers have gone on to make classic shows of their own such as “Lost“, “Smallville“, and even inspired the show “Dr. Who” to make a return to TV. Buffy is not your average blonde girl that trips on air when she’s trying to escape danger, it’s safe to say she will fuck you up.