Fine. You win. All of you. YOU. And you too. And you over there.
All of you die-hard culty fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
(The show, of course. Not the Luke Perry movie.)
I don’t know what it is about that show.
You people are putting it as being BETTER than both Mad Men and The Wire.
How is this even possible?
I mean…Mad Men?
You know, that show with Don Draper. The show with the most beautiful costume design and the most clever dialogue ever written on every show ever. A show that takes us back to a time in history where a mother yells at her daughter for playing in the dry-cleaning plastic and it’s not because she mightÂ suffocate. No. It’s because she may wrinkle her mother’s clothing. The turmoil of the era, the subtle little lessons in every single episode, the complexity of every single character on that show…Joan, Don, Betty, Peggy, Roger, Sal, SALLY DRAPER. It’s, well, there’s nothing like that show.
And don’t even get me started on The Suitcase episode.
It’s so smart. It’s too smart.
I mean…The Wire?
You know, that show that takes you into the deep inner-workings of the Baltimore street corners, the police department, the tortured school system. It’s brutal, it’s fascinating, it’s beautiful, it’s horrifying, it’s real, it’s riveting. It is not what it looks like from the outsideâ€”another police drama. No, the main character of this show is the city itself. The broken, broken city of Baltimore.
Also. Stringer Bell. Omar. Avon Barksdale. Jimmy McNulty. D’Angelo Barksdale. Bubbles. Bodie. WeeBay and Namond. Marlo Stanfield.
I have strong desires to watch each show twice and then race to my computer to read Alan Sepinwall’s recaps and message Kristin because I NEED to talk about every single episode and every single moment and every single little thing that ever happens on the show means something and is tied to something else and OMG season 2 finally makes sense.
Also, WHERE’S WALLACE?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is that show about a vampire slayer.
A vampire slayer.
Played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
A vampire slayer.
Best show ever?
I mean, I’ll be honest and say that after only watching one episode of Buffy everâ€”the first episodeâ€”it’s clear that I’m obviously missing something. The first episode was, well, it just was. Personally, I prefer my vampires a little more sparkly and pretty, and not a young Rita from Dexter because she will always be Rita from Dexter.
But okay. You are telling me to stick with it.
And so I’m prepared to be blown away.
So bring it on, Buffy.
Prove me wrong.
I will eat my words if you do. I promise.