Vanessa’s Team Pick:
Remember the time I told you my life goal is to keep Buffy the Vampire Slayer relevant forever? Well today I am totally excelling at that life goal, because I have a specific reason to talk about Buffy again!
I mean to be honest, between you and me, I feel like I always have a reason to talk about Buffy. I could tell you that my girlfriend had never watched Buffy before she met me so I decided we had no choice but to marathon the entire series together, and right now we’re on season 3 and I’m remembering how fun it is to love/hate Faith and am already seriously dreading Riley Finn’s arrival in season 4. Or I could tell you that I’m reading the season 8 comics for the first time (I know, I know) and I just finished “Retreat” and frankly I’m having a little bit of trouble with most of the story lines at this point. And I’m always down to talk about the sex/gender/power dynamic between Buffy and Spike, or about how Anya is the best character of all time, or about whether or not it’s fair to hate Dawn just for existing!
But no, I’m not here to chat with you about any of those things today. (Although we can, if you want! Do you want to? I always want to!) Today I’m here to tell you the very exciting news that BtVS stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt recently found a batch of never-before-seen home videos from various Buffy fight scenes, complete with goofs and giggles and retakes, and he’s been so kind as to upload them to his YouTube page!
Which means you can go watch them.
(Also, how adorable is it that he has Buffy home videos? I’m so envious!)
I think this one’s my favorite; who doesn’t love to kick things off with a good Slayer vs. Slayer face off?
Go watch the rest and then come back here and tell me how much you loved them all, and also maybe tell me if I should persevere with these comics because seriously, what the fuck is going on in season 8?