-Spoilers for Season Four onwards-
I watched a few episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when I was a wee Deviant Spawn so it was the natural choice when I was looking for something to watch while waiting for Doctor Who to come back. A few weeks later and I’m hooked. When the trials were on I would overflow with nervous energy, going over notes in my head so I used BTVS to idiot box myself to sleep.
I’ve watched most of the first four seasons and I have to say it isn’t the feminist icon it’s made out to be. Just because it isn’t as bad as most of the crap we get doesn’t make it feminist. It is probably as feminist you can be and still be popular, but there were a few key ingredients missing. Like someone on the credits who isn’t white, or a female mentor. The idea that all useful knowledge is handed down through books also annoyed me. Fuck destiny. I’ve also heard about the Spike/ Buffy thing and I just can’t see it at all. The idea of Spike as a wannabe rapist and a viable love interest pisses me off. On the other hand they haven’t been tacky about Willow and Tara so far, which deserves a cookie crumb (or twenty).
Other shows I’m going to watch between now and the next Doctor Who season will be BSG and Xena the Warrior Princess. I’m thinking about watching Angel if it isn’t a dude fest. Any recommendations?