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Buffy/Angel and how I almost blew my chance to witness TV history

Discussion in 'Check In' started by Wight Space, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Wight Space

    Wight Space Townie

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    Hey everyone,

    Long time buffy fan here! I actually got started with season 4 of Buffy. I remember living in an apartment by myself, and I was looking for something to watch on TV. It just so happened that season four premiered that night, and with limited options I decided to give the show a watch. I never gave it a chance before because I had seen the movie and wasn't that impressed so I figured a TV series based off of it would be awful. I am so glad curiosity got the better of me. It was also the premiere of Angel, and I watched that as well and thought it was pretty damn cool, though I had no idea of the history of him and Buffy at the time. The first episodes of each show I watched definitely was a breath of fresh air in TV at the time for me. So I decided to watch some more. By the time it got to Hush, I was super hooked, and I had to find out more of about these characters and their show(s). I hunted for episodes on VHS and watched how Angel became evil and marveled at what an amazing show this was. By this time I had still not seen any of the first three seasons, except the aforementioned 2 episodes I found on tape. I moved to Vancouver from Detroit in 2000, and luckily the canadian equivalent of the Sy Fy network was airing the entire series. So I finally got to watch the first three seasons, and found myself in TV nirvana. I kicked myself so hard for not giving this show a chance when it first started. I missed three fantastic seasons of TV history! Now anything Joss Whedon does, I am there. He's had a few missteps here and there, story wise with some of his projects, but overall, his ability to makes his characters so relatable is his greatest strength. I try to model his writing style a bit with my own projects. I am a filmmaker and just recently posted my first web series on Youtube called Wight Space. It's a Horror/Sci-Fi show that I guess could be best described as having been inspired by Buffy/Angel and X-Files. If you have a chance, please give it a look.

    In the end, I think I liked Angel as a show a bit more, and I'll always be upset we never got Angel season 6, but at least season 5 had the show go out on a high note. All I know is, I'd prefer to believe Buffy season 8 comics don't exist. :\

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    DeadlyDuo Scooby

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    Welcome to the boards! :)
     
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    Thanks! Love Dru and Spike. :)
     
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    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Sineya
    Welcome :) thanks for sharing you story of finding the light :p
     
  5. GoSpuffy

    GoSpuffy Vampire Lover, I mean Slayer

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    Black Thorn
    That's the longest intro I've ever seen, clearly you're a filmmaker because you are at heart a storyteller. Welcome!
     
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    Athena Tweedledum Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome! :)
     
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    Priceless I'll set something on fire

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    Hi, welcome to the boards :)
     
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    Ethan Reigns Scooby

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    Sineya
    Hello and welcome! It looks like you have a good grasp of storytelling from your videos, so naturally you would be attracted to Buffy and Angel.
     
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    Black Thorn
    Welcome to the Buffy Boards! It's fun here! :)

    And you're completely right, Joss Whedon's greatest strength as a writer is how relatable his characters are. No one can beat him in that department, for me.



    And man, season 8 is really unpopular... :(

    Shh, don't worry season 8, I still love you!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Carrie Hopewell Little girl lost in the woods

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    Hi! Welcome to the boards :)
     
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    Thats is so kind of you to say! Thank you all!
     
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    Welcome to the boards ;)
     
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    Welcome to the boards!
     
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    Hola! Welcome to the boards. I still have yet to read all the comic seasons, but of what I have read, I'm not a big fan of either.
     
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    Fuffy Baith 2017 (and 2016) Cutest BB member

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    That's a great story of discovering Buffy and Angel. Welcome to the BB!
     
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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the boards :D
     
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    Forever Spuffy shiny beads and sweet talk

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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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