Mar. 10th, 2017

ericadawn16: (Nostalgic)


So, 20 years ago at this very moment, I was taking a chance on a series premiere that the local critic...I believe it was Eric Deggans and maybe I should thank him after this...anyway, he gave a fairly glowing review and my mom felt it was "up your alley" considering my obsession with supernatural stuff, I read every single Goosebumps at one point.

It wasn't bad. I loved that it had this girl, right about my age!!!, but she was beating people up and being respected and funny and...she was awesome. However, I felt more akin to Willow Rosenberg who was nerdy and book loving but also respected and part of the evil fighting! I hadn't seen anything like this since I was a girl watching stuff like Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers and Jem.

I was 14. I said it was "okay" and I "might" watch next week but I watched every single episode until college when we both became different people. Even then, I saw most of them, even with my friends who hate-watched it...we didn't have that term then but that's definitely what happened.

A few days later, on March 15, 1997, I watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on the big screen for the first time...since my mom felt a five month old was too young the first time.

Spring 1997 wasn't too bad in retrospect.

Also, I'm HUGELY grateful for Buffy the Vampire Slayer from a fandom perspective. The success of Buffy allowed the WB to take more chances on up and coming creators and producers like J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti, Kevin Williamson as well as encouraging similar series like Gilmore Girls and Supernatural.

Think how poor our Tumblr feed would be without any Firefly, no Supernatural, no Lost...
Doctor Who and Torchwood would have never been influenced by Buffy and Angel...
Avengers would have never been done by Whedon...
Star Trek and Star Wars would have never had Abrams involved...
No complete Berlanti takeover of CW with every DCTV series PLUS Riverdale...
No Dr. Horrible...

(shudders)

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