I am a HUGE Buffy fan - I mean it isn't really surprising I know ..... But I actually did a video when I was back with Telfie (about 5 years ago), so I am going to let that do the talking for me. (Also it's ALWAYS fun to cringe at the things you used to put out there .... right? lol) Especially as nothing has really changed AND the rest of the gang all has super stuff to share. Oh and when Jenn talks about James Marsters being so nice - check out the video he made when she met him - FOR ME!
Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This classic of a vampire show is one of the ones, along with "Angel", I think started that vampire craze. Though this one was always better in my opinion and that’s "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Take a high schooler and say "hey, you’re meant to slay vampires" and see how you’d take it. Me, I would have probably freaked out and ran. Buffy though, did not. She took what she was given and went with it becoming a amazing slayer in the process. Though she couldn’t have done it without her team-- Xander, Willow, and Tara. Also in earlier seasons Buffy dated Angel, and that’s where the eventual Angel spin off came from. He was a vampire with a soul. Interesting though I still always preferred Buffy and Spike together, though I may be alone on that one, but oh well. The series took Buffy through finishing high school, becoming a amazing slayer, breaking up with Angel, getting together with spike, losing her mom and Willow and taking care of her little sister Dawn. What a strong female character who knew what she was doing, and the vampires didn’t hurt either. Who doesn’t love vampires? I know I do, especially Spike. Speaking of Spike, James Marsters is the sweetest man. If you ever get a chance to meet him, you should. So if you happen to have never seen Buffy, then I have no words except you should watch it now, or if you have, how about another binge because I think it’s about time that I did one.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
In every generation, there is one Slayer. Well, maybe 2 if you count the band Slayer. But of course the Slayer we mean here is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
The humble start to Buffy was 1992 with the movie starring Kristy Swanson in the lead role. Things did not go as planned for the movie and it was doomed to fall into the shadows of obscurity until 1997 when it was resurrected as a television series. Sarah Michelle Gellar took over the reigns and a new young cast and a new Watcher to guide her. The time was ripe for a new hero. This tough as nails girl did not need a man to save her. She was fit to do the saving herself and hand deliver puns while doing it. The underground world of vampires and demons are definitely at risk with Buffy and her friends patrolling the streets and graveyards. Buffy ran for 7 seasons. After its 3rd season, her vamp boyfriend Angel left Sunnydale for L.A. and his own series where he was an investigating office for 5 seasons. Between the shows, they had a few crossovers and lots of great characters, memorable moments and more tears shed than I would like to admit. Personally, I always preferred Buffy but still always tuned in to “Angel” also.
The side note to add. As much as the movie is so removed from the show, comic cons always autograph tables for both near each other and panels together. But having the autograph tables near each meant I was sandwiched between Kristy Swanson and Nicholas Brendon while I was working her table at Wizard World. Another perk was the celebs coming over to say hi to Kristy. Lou Ferrigno, Michael Rooker! I didn’t have anything to complain about that day.
BtVS set the standard and ushered in change. Change in the dialog, change in the bar itself. Genre shows were no longer a failure doomed to be a one season wonder. They were a force to be reckoned with, rivalling the status quo and setting the stage to possibly become the next pop culture icons.
Susan - Susan Harris is a writer from Cork, Ireland and when she’s not torturing her readers with heart-wrenching plot twists or killer cliffhangers, she’s probably getting some new book related ink, binging her latest TV or music obsession, or with her nose in a book. She is a proud founding Member of the Muser VIPers and is responsible for Melanie not breaking the Website on an almost daily basis!
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