The character Buffy Summers, as portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar on the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, turns 32 today! The show was a hit while it originally aired between 1997 and 2003 and continues to be a cult hit to this day. Ten years after it has been off the air, the show still has a very strong following.
I’ll be honest, though. I never really got into Buffy while it was on the air; I was more of an Angel fan myself. Maybe I arrived too late to the party to be able to fully appreciate the awesome that was Buffy. However, my wonderful girlfriend is a huge Buffy fan and recently inspired me to start watching episodes en masse. Boy am I glad she did. I love it and I can definitely see why so many other people loved it (and still do).
So, in honor of Buffy Summers and Joss Whedon (the creator of the series), let’s all have Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathons today. It’s a Saturday in January and, who are we kidding, it’s probably going to be crappy outside. Sounds like a perfect day for a marathon to me!
So grab some snacks and cozy up to your televisions and…HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUFFY!