Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Old Lady & the Buffyverse

The Self-Help Whisperer®

What is an old lady like me doing watching a series about teenaged vampire slayers? Good question! Sit in a comfy chair with a cup of herbal tea (or in a beanbag with a beer) and I shall tell you.

Listen carefully…


Buffy The Vampire Slayer is not about vampires.

I know, right? Mind *blown*!

Well, being honest… it is and it isn’t.

Allow me to explain.

On the surface, the show does revolve around teenagers and vampires. It’s a fun and campy romp where a small-town girl and her friends turn the bad guys (vampires) into poofy piles of dust. There’s an enviable school library, a wise mentor, cemeteries (of course!), and lots of battles in the dark of night.

A tiny scratch below the surface brings us to the relationships between characters: mentor and students, mother and daughter, and friend to friend.

Deeper still… the relationship…

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