Friday, August 12, 2005
I <3 Vamps (Spike to be exact)
Ok, so this is a non-knitty thing. No knitting whatsoever. Just drooling.
A long, long time ago when I was dating Barry before we got married, he told me about this show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I thought, "Oh, I have heard about this, I even remember the movie... let's check it out." On our first anniversary he bought me some Buffy jewelry, a really pretty cross necklace and some earrings. So we like Buffy. But the series ended awhile back and we weren't watching on all that regular a basis. We missed 1/2 of season 6 and most of season 7. (Getting to the point here, promise)
Right. So. The first time I saw Buffy and Spike making the nasty together I was kind of grossed out and completely full of selfrighteous indignation concerning the Buffy/Spike vs Buffy/Angel. Angel was Buffy's true love, Spike was just a possuer... blah blah blah ad nauseum.
But through the miracle of a mere semblance of maturity and reruns on satellite tv (not to mention--- the compete show, all 7 seasons on dvd) I have been able to readjust my opinion on the Buffy/Spike thing. And this is my conclusion:
Buffy and Spike make a hell of a lot more sense than Buffy and Angel. Number one reason... people rarely ever marry our very first "serious (read: sexually intimate)" partner. Ah to be 16 and in love. With a hunky, moody older guy like Angel. But come on, all he ever did was jack around with her head and then he left. So long, see you later I am off to have vampire babies with the vamp who turned me.
Spike loves Buffy. Angel was cursed with a soul-- Spike fought to get one back. And then he gave his life to save hers. I didn't see Angel doing that. Or anything of that magnitude. Sigh. These are fictional characters I know... but...
What makes the show so amazing to me is that unlike so many other shows that start out in High School, the switch to adulthood doesn't quite... work. Think Boy Meets World. Cory was cute but as a college student the pratfalls and tricks were lame and he was still pretty much Cory from Jr High. BUT... on BTVS they matured, they dealt with situations that would change you and did leave them changed. I love it for that. I am not being eloquent or at this point even articulate but there you go... call it sleep deprivation...
and one last thing.
I don't care if the guy who played Spike is older than my dad-- he's still hot. ;)