Blog | buffy the vampire slayer

  • Do you like Buffy? Or Quizzes?

    Posted on 06/18/2011 by Lisa

    You might like the "Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer Character Are You?" quiz. It says I'm Xander, which I didn't expect -- though I should've, since I wrote the quiz.

    Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer Character Are You?Thinking of myself as Xander cracks me up because I'm about to go swimming in a pink bikini (and I'm NOT picturing Xander in one! I REFUSE to see that mental image.) Buuut now that I think about it, Xander does join the swim team in the "Go Fish" episode, which we'll be showing on TeenNick, Thursday at 10pm. Maybe we have more in common than I thought?

    Take the quiz, and let me know who you get. In the meantime, I'll be swimming and trying really hard not to picture Xander in a pink bikini.

  • Buffy: First Spike Episode!

    Posted on 06/08/2011 by Mary

    Tonight at 10... the Buffy episode "School Hard" is on -- the one where we first meet the platinum-haired, "thorough, goal-oriented", scary-hot vampire slayer-slayer who "doesn't stop until everything in his path is dead" (orrrr until he falls in love with a slayer... spoiler alert!) Spike, aka William the Bloody, aka this guy:

    Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Spike, the Vampire

    Not to be confused with the other Spike, from Degrassi:

    Spike Nelson from Degrassi High
    Spike, the original Degrassi teen mom

    Even though they both have truly inspired hair from the best pages of the '80s. But one tortured his victims with railroad spikes and has a creepy undead girlfriend named Drusilla, and one was a teen mom who gave birth to Emma and married Principal Simpson. Different strokes, different folks.

    We know this can be a difficult distinction to remember; let us know if you have any questions.

  • The Week in Buffy.

    Posted on 06/04/2011 by Mary

    The beginnings of shows are so hard to do well. Because you have to set up so many characters, and the setting, and the tone, and no one in the audience really knows anything about the show yet so it's like you REALLY have to get everything across super quickly or they stop caring. Plus I mean, the first episodes are shot while everyone on the cast pretty much just met, and their chemistry is still gelling -- does chemistry 'gel'? Did I just mix my goop metaphors? -- and the writers don't yet know what their actors are best at doing and... it's a lot of work and a lot of pressure, and whenever a first episode is any good, it's basically a miracle.

    When Buffy first came out, the promos they showed on its original network tried to sell it as this dreary horror show instead of a... what's the genre I'm looking for... philosophical comedy with moments of deep darkness, hot vampires, and story brilliance far beyond that of any other high school allegory ever made? So it took me so long to listen to my friends -- grown-ass male friends, btw -- who were like "BUT YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT."

    So anyway... YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT. You're safe now, we've been showing two episodes six nights a week so we're already a good chunk into the first season, chemistries are gelled, and moments like the end of this clip are happening:

    Of course, there's even more better-er coming up... 'cause ohhh boy was that giant praying mantis weird. I'm noticing that the monsters in these first episodes far, far out-cheese what's to come. (Oh my God, I can't wait until you see the episode "Hush". Buffy fans, back me up!)

    The episode that clip is from is on tonight. AND so's the one where Angel and Buffy have their first kiss. Happy Saturday to YOU!

  • Welcome to the Hellmouth.

    Posted on 05/31/2011 by Lisa

    TONIGHT at 10pm... it begins. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on TeenNick every night this week (twice). Are you excited? A little bit nervous? I am.

    I'm excited, because Buffy is my all-time favorite TV show. (Don't get mad at me, Degrassi fans. I love that show, too. I just have a special spot in my heart for Buffy.)

    I'm a little nervous, because I want everyone who's seeing the show for the first time to like it as much as I do.

    Are you watching Buffy for the first time? Are you already a Buffy fan? Tune in tonight, and tell us exactly what's going on in your Buffy-watching head.

    p.s. If you're a CSI: NY fan, don't miss the very first scene of "Welcome to the Hellmouth." It features Carmine Giovinazzo, who plays Detective Danny Messer on CSI: NY.

    Xander, Willow, Buffy, and Cordelia
    Xander, Willow, Buffy, and Cordelia. <3