If there was ever a show that captured what I would want in a series…Buffy was it. Sure, I have an undying love of the late 90s and am a sucker for bad puns and wacky characters. But Joss Whedon created a show that was unlike anything on television before and is hard to find today. Feminism has taken on a new meaning within the last few years and the term is still considered a dirty word by some. Buffy is who I think of when I think of a feminist and if you are as in love with the show as I am you know why. She did not ask to become a slayer but accepted begrudgingly and eventually would save the world. While there are critics of the show that say that the show was “whitewashed” (which I agree with) and that Buffy always would put a man first (a like to think of it as a reminder that she was still human and a teenage girl). No one can deny that shows with strong female leads are in short supply. This was a show with many! Anya, Willow, Tara, Faith, the list goes on and on. This show is a cult classic but honestly it is so much more than that.
p.s. While I do love this show I thought the last season was awful…minus Andrew