Subject: I do recommend Buffy!
Posted on: 2023-01-11 11:44:37 UTC

The first season is... almost aggressively 90's, but has its own charm. It's a very beloved show with compelling characters, where stakes feel raised with every progressive season (there are seven, and there was also a spin-off called Angel which itself got five season and is good for its own reasons). The characters also grow up during the course of the show, from high-school students to young adults with some really good arcs all around. It's a very funny show, and the reason why TV Tropes exists because of how referenced it is.

It is not perfect. I could go into detail about behind the scenes stuff, of which there was a lot and more has come out fairly recently about exactly what it was like to work with Joss Whedon, but the show also shows its age in certain other aspects. All in all though, I still would recommend it. It has some of the strongest writing I've ever seen, some of the most brutal emotional arcs, and it remains what it is throughout. It never loses sight of what it's trying to say.

It was a formative show for me and I will always love it. No dragons as far as I remember, sorry. I tried to find something to compare it to on your list of fandoms below, but I'm not really familiar with a lot of them. XD (Apart from Phantom, Discworld, Animorphs, ATLA, and the SCP Foundation. We have some overlap, just few dragons!)

Welcome to the Board by the way! It's lovely to meet you. I'm Ekwy. I suppose I count as an oldbie because I first found the PPC in the mid-2000s when I was a teenager. Then I stopped visiting for a bit (okay, a long bit). I only came back in 2021 and have been active again since.

I usually give out happy thoughts to newbies, so here, have one! I hear they can help you fly.


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