May 31st, 2003

fat pony like thunder

"I want to see how it ends..."

So. Buffy is over, for me, and over for everyone else I know in just two weeks. And ever since I watched the last episode yesterday, I've actually felt a little weird, as if I've experienced a tiny sort of bereavement.

No TV programme has ever affected me the way Buffy did (look! "did"!). I can't imagine anything on the telly ever will. It was everything I could ask for in a series: funny, smart, magical, enormously moving - and unrepentently feminist. Even during its weaker moments, it was a million times better than just about everything else on TV. The thought that I'll never have any more conversations with my friends about what will happen next, about how they'll manage to end the entire series- because now I know...well, it may be a sign that I spent the past few years talking and thinking way too much about Buffy, but that's something I will really miss. Along with the characters - I mean, we'll never find out what happens to any of them again! It seems bizarrely unfair.

But I'm glad it ended the way it did. I thought 'Chosen' was a great episode. And here, in spoilerific detail, is Collapse )

Fuck. I'm really going to miss it a lot.
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