Buffy Brings Me Back

No, I’m not dead.

I’ve felt like it sometimes, but that’s just work for you.

So, with a mix of serious work overload, fatigue and a few days off for a break, no blogging for some time now. This regular blogging mularkey is tough.

Enough with the angsting, and get with the writing.

Another reason for lack of blogging inclination has been Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With the Season 8 comics from Joss Whedon hitting stores, I rekindled my relationship with my favourite television series. Ever since my best mate introduced me to the series when I visited him in the US before it had been shown on UK TV, Buffy was a show for me – it was funny, smart and filled with genre, and great characters.

I own the first three seasons of the show on DVD. I’m not in the Noxon-produced-hating camp; I just didn’t connect as much with the later seasons. True, there are some excellent episodes in the later seasons (Hush, The Body, Once More With Feeling) but each of the later seasons as a whole didn’t work for me. This started from Season 4, when Buffy became Whiny Buffy (the only reason to watch season 4 is Anya) and didn’t change much for the last seasons. But still I watched. Because it was Buffy.

So, I’ve been reliving the fun Buffy, when it worked on its original principle – high school as horror – which it lost when it moved away from high school. Still, the enjoyable is still enjoyable – the much loved season enders, the double episode of Innocence/Surprise – but there is so much else that can be viewed again and again. Watching it reminded me why it was so fun in the first place, especially an episode like Doppelgangland, a personal favourite, but that could be just me.

Anyway, I hope to be blogging again now that I can only watch Buffy via my DVD rental account, and start talking about recently watched films and comics and books (I just picked up Mike Carey’s The Devil You Know, right before CBR has an interview with him about the release of the novel in the US), so let’s try this ‘regular’ blogging thing again.

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