My turn: 'Buffy' means never having to say sorry


Alisa Boswell

Coworker Lillian Bowe and I had a couple of people staring at us with looks of pity the other night as we got into an in-depth conversation about the television show, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Make fun of us if you must, but don’t judge too harshly if you have never watched the show.

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I make no apologies for my sci-fi/fantasy nerd-dom, and the rest of you who love sci-fi and fantasy should not either.

Think about it, with sci-fi and fantasy, you can create entirely new worlds and races of people. It doesn’t get better than that.

Fantasy and sci-fi are opportunities to let your imagination and creativity run wild, and the same is the case with Buffy.

Writer and Director Joss Whedon not only throws in magic, vampires, demons and a slayer of vampires and demons, but he goes the extra mile of creating ingenious storylines where characters are struck mute for an entire episode or spend an entire episode singing and dancing while not knowing why.

The show has humor, fantasy, creativity and suspense all in one. Say what you want, but there’s a reason the show has such a huge fan base. Give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at [email protected] or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.


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