It sometimes feels that there are too many reasons to count why the show means so much to me even though it’s so removed from my own coming of age. For those who watched ‘Buffy’ while it was airing in the late ’90s and early ’00s or came to it later but had lived though that time, there tends to be a great sense of nostalgia, especially for folks who were growing up alongside the characters. While I’m a generation removed from the original viewers of the show, it still resonates with me deeply (and with friends who I’ve converted into fans). It is my belief that you either love ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ or you haven’t watched it yet. For faithful fans and for the uninitiated, here are five reasons ‘Buffy’ still matters today and will for years to come.
“Buffy was so long ago, I don’t know. That was a tiny, little show on a small network that ended up having this huge life. It started to build when it was on, but there was no huge support system or fanfare or built-in audience with it,” the actress told Heroic Hollywood. “So it’s not even in the same ballpark as entering in the Marvel Universe. It’s a whole other world.”
“At this stage, as times have changed, as we are changing the landscape and experiencing people of colour in a wide variety of situations… and not just people of colour, but of LGBTQ ad women and all of that… now I get to be this beautifully, fully fleshed-out human being in this show,” she continues. “I do get to be a wife, I do get to be a mother and a bada** all at the same time.”
“She [said], ‘You’ve got this icy prettiness, and you’re really funny, and then if someone’s awful to you or awful to someone you love, you’re so mean […] just want that icy mean.’ I [said] ‘Thank you? Thank you, Jac,'” Caulfield recalls for Looper with a smile.
“Oh, yeah,” she laughs. “You can’t tell with the roles I take? Its like, is there a fight? Okay, I’ll take it. Seriously, though, that’s the really fun part of it. I get to be a kid and I get to learn new talents. Plus it’s all a good workout.”
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“The mystery is completely built into the fabric of who they are,” Olsen says. “Fans who know the MCU and know these characters will have a lot of fun every episode picking out what we’re hinting at.”
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When I reached junior high I felt very stupid for wanting to be an actor because I was a good student and I grew up in LA and I felt like it was lame to have that want because I felt like people moved to LA and everyone wanted to be an actor, and I just didn’t like that idea. And you’re in junior high and you’re trying to figure your sh*t out [laughs], and how to be an individual.
“I’m a physical person, and I love doing my own stunts,” Torres says, adding that she filmed this particular scene on her very first day. “They were like, ‘You’re going to climb this rig… and you’re going to get shot at.’ That was Day 1. But pretty soon, I was just like, ‘I remember this! Being outside, having people shoot at you in 110-degree weather, I’ve done this!'”
In the Buffyverse, the Watcher Council often seemed an enemy greater than demons and vampires. Because they were so feared, Buffy was the only one to stand up to them. Therefore, it’s refreshing to see Anya as a former Watcher, defying members of the Council to their faces.