Eye Feast #9 - Buffy & Angel

Wednesday, September 18, 2013



Buffy
1997-2003
Created by: Joss Whedon




Angel
1999-2004
Created by: Joss Whedon & David Greenwalt


I decided to combine Buffy and Angel into one post since they are set in the same universe and some of the same characters are in both shows.


Buffy was a living testament to the 90s, with scrunchies, frosted lipstick and the high ponytail. The show became a cult classic and still lives on with fans to this day. The characters, the Big Bads, and the universe was so expertly done (duh it's Joss Whedon's work) that once the TV show ended they continued the storyline in comic book form.

Angel, which was like man-Buffy on steroids, was the darker, deeper, brooding-er version. He ended up with his own entourage and kicked butt and took names...in the dark.


What I like about Buffy:


She's a girl. Go feminism! She may still wear make up, want to be Homecoming queen but she could wield an axe, kick ass, and tell whatever evil she was fighting to go to hell -- and do it all with a snappy attitude. That is my version of a female superhero.


She may have been the "chosen one" but she still decided how exactly her destiny was going to play out.


Xander was always around to lighten the mood.



Spike. I love him. He may look 80 years older than Buffy, actually be a 100 vampire years older than her, have ugly, crazy bleach blonde hair, but if you get to the end of both series there is no way you cannot possibly love him. And his accent. Cannot forget the accent.


The musical episode.



Willow and Tara's relationship.



Giles and his father-like caring, devotion, and love for Buffy. And his accent. Cannot forget the accent.



Things I like about Angel:


Angel. And his muscles.



Wesley. Because he was all nerdy and by-the-book and then he became a badass. And his accent. Cannot forget his accent.


Lorne!




These shows were my first introduction to the awesomeness that is Joss Whedon and his mind. They are funny, thoughtful, interesting, and always true to the human spirit even when they're not entirely human.


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