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Sweet Memories

So I've been watching the first couple of seasons of BtVS. And it just makes me feel so weird. So wow! I literally grew up watching it. It was my introduction to American television I guess. Atleast I don't remember much before it. But yeah, so many childhood/teenage memories are linked to this show. Waiting for it, week after week, being all excited and jumpy, squeeing when they announced a new season to be aired here, praying for Buffy and Angel to make it, that first look into love, tortured angsty love. (I still believe that's where my sick fascination for angst comes from.) But yeah, the whole point is, there is no point. Just some beautiful memories attached to it. I don't feel attached to any show, the way I loved this show. I stopped watching after Season 5, only saw the last few episodes of the show because it was the end, ya know. But only while re-watching it after years, I'm hit by this melancholia. I think the only other shows that would come close to making me feel this way would be Full House, Friends and a couple of Hindi TV shows. But nothing like this. Eh, just being silly. But it feels so good. ::sigh::


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Sep. 9th, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)

I used to love buffy as well, I remember rushing home from school getting homework and stuff done so I could sit down at 6pm bb2 and watch it uninterrupted lol. The debates off will angel and buffy stay together and my absolute love of faith....who is truly the reason of my love fopr kick ass females.
The only other series I was this invested in was ER
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Exactly. The kind of rush I got, I literally used to jump when Buffy and Angel hooked up, or Spike got his ass kicked... it was such a good time. All the teenage angst just went away. I mean Buffy had the whole teenage thing and the slayer thing. Our problems seemed so small and it encompassed our problems so well at the same time. I wish I could get that kind of innocence, fresh-faced outlook back. ::sigh::
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
I totally get you. It was Dark Angel for me and X Files.

So I get it.

Sep. 9th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
Exactly, DA came between Buffy but DA was only two seasons you know. Buffy was over five years. Longer since they didn't air them right after they aired it in US. And X Files I used to watch but wasn't crazy about it.

But yeah, I can't believe how big Buffy got. No other show has ever or can ever match up to the hype. And I don't get why. Some of the stuff, wehn I see it now, I think is so silly and I'm still relatively young. But that show had every kind of viewer from 9 to 90, male, female, etc.

Sep. 24th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Press Gang was probably THAT show for me. I was both excited and nervous about rewatching it - would it live up to my memories and feelings, especially about the main 'ship? Fortunately it did, and like you, I found that the 'ship that I'd loved then was replicated in a lot of things I love now (banter! Bossy girls/women.) I mainly associate Buffy with my years at university, and I was a little older than the characters, plus I didn't like how they developed Willow who was the character I most identified with at first, so I suppose there was a bit more distance for me in watching it.
Sep. 28th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
would it live up to my memories and feelings, especially about the main 'ship?

Exactly. I was barely in the 7th or 8th Grade when Buffy first aired here. And when I was re-watching it, I wondered would it live up to the hype and the cult following it was. Would it live upto the awesomeness I thought it was? In the memory of a 13 year old? And it did. It made me feel like a teenager again. It kept intact my belief of why I thought the show was awesome. I didn't identify personally with any of the characters, mostly because they were elder to me but the show was personal to me. Seeing it again, didn't make me think, oh gosh, it was so lame or such a teenage Party of Five kinda show. Or wonder why it had generated so much hype or a cult status. It was just perfect, like pure chocolate, no matter how old, doesn't spoil.

I didn't like how they developed Willow

Me neither. Came across where OOC. But they kept some of her good parts so it felt off but not completely distanced.
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