Has it really been 20 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on the WB?
How an unsuccessful early 90s movie became a smash-hit late 90s television series is some sort of esoteric alchemy that can not rightly be explained. Against all odds, Buffy conquered the small screen with a largely unknown cast spouting witty, irreverent, and sardonic dialogue.
The Scooby Gang, as they were so aptly called, were not us… they were who most of us wished we were.
Buffy was, without question, ground breaking television and, arguably, one of the finest modern depictions of the occult detective genre.
Fedoras off to Joss Whedon and the entire cast, crew, writers, and directors that helped turn Buffy into something more than just a tv show. Does it hold up after 20 years? Yeah, mostly. Oh, there are a few chinks in the armor, here and there, but the heart remains, even if there is a stake plunged into it.