Yesterday, March 10, marked the 15th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy. Welcome to the Hellmouth originally aired on March 10, 1997. It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the 10th anniversary.
It’s funny to think about it being fifteen years. It’s funny thinking about what I was doing fifteen years ago. And I did watch the premiere. Actually, I thought it was supposed to be the movie, and I remember loving the movie, cheesy as it was. But I was hunkered down in my room, ready to watch the movie, when this TV show came on. And I sat and watched, and probably enjoyed it. I watched a few more episodes of the first season before school and life took over. And it wasn’t until the second season came out on DVD that I fell back into the Buffy fandom.
It’s amazing to think about it as a show that will seemingly never die. Think about it. Here we are fifteen years later, and we’re STILL talking about it. There are still fan forums and podcasts, and now a comic book celebrating everything the show stood for and more.
Never in my life have I felt more connected to a TV show. And it is because of Buffy that I have a real appreciation for quality TV, well written shows and complex storylines.
I found the clip below on Youtube, but looking through the comments, you can also find it in the featurettes of the seventh season dvd.