Welcome to my new feature here at YA Stands!
There is nothing I love more than TV--well, except for books! Lol! Just like my choices in reading, my TV viewing is more YA than adult. I just seem to be able to connect more with the characters. Maybe one day I'll grow up...
Honestly, I had a very difficult time choosing what YA TV show to feature first. I mean, The Vampire Diaries just ended, Pretty Little Liars is about to begin a new season, Teen Wolf is a new show I'm watching AND a new season began a week ago on MTV, I could just go on and on.
With that said, I'd be remiss if I didn't begin this new feature talking about my all-time favorite TV show--Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This show began in March 1997 and ran until May 2003! Even after it's end 10 years ago, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still has an impact today.
Just think about it, small girl fights the big bad with Mr. Pointy and saves the world. Not too shabby, huh? Add into the story line bad boys like Angel and Spike, bitches like Drew or Darla and then mix in some serious teen issues like drug/magic abuse, homosexuality, faithfulness and you get a wild ride. I'm very biased, but I think that Joss Whedon is an absolute genius! What girl wouldn't want to be tough like Buffy Summers and be able to kiss bad boy Angel? Total teenage angst and drama!
There are many out there who have taken sides in the Angel vs. Spike debate. I'm here to tell you that I am totally a Spike girl. There are so many reasons why, but the biggest one is that Spike makes Buffy stronger...kind of like Damon makes Elena. Angel and Stefan are sweet, but a little sappy and too melancholy for me!
Buffy has been compared to not only The Vampire Diaries, but also to the Twilight series. One thing they all have in common is a supernatural love triangle, but still the reigning champion is Buffy:)
For those of you who have never seen this show, it is currently on Nexflix.
Angel, a Buffy spinoff, is also a MUST see!