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"It's been twenty-one years since Buffy Summers staked her first vampire on TV, and this extraordinary series is now widely regarded as one of the greatest ever made."
So true, so true.
The issue that I take with the above statement is that already a long time before 'now', Buffy has been considered one of the greatest shows ever made. This is not something recent. This is something already acknowledged during its final run, and has only grown more factual as time has gone on.
The other issue I have with the book in general already is a glaring error I discovered on pages 12-13, the Map of Sunnydale. it lists Angel's old mansion as being on Market Street when any Buffy fan knows that it was specifically referenced as a home on Crawford Street. I've seen every episode of this show DOZENS of times. I am not one to trifle with when it comes to knowledge of the Buffy-verse and I hold my Buffy texts to VERY high standards. When discussing other Buffy/Angel books, I have proclaimed time and again my undying love for this show. It was so beautiful and heartbreaking and reassuring and infuriating.
Did you ever watch Buffy and/or Angel?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.