Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween TV Countdown #5: "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

Oh, Buffy the Vampire Slayer! What a great seies, what a pre-Millenial delight that show was, equal parts excitement, romance, bonding, teenage angst, and wonderful humor! So shoot me, I never cared much for the romance parts -- my favorite Buffy boyfriend was Riley, not Angel -- but boy, did I love the show when it got funny.

There were three specific Halloween episodes on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the first two especially delightful. From Season 2, "Halloween" puts the gang into rented costumes -- rented from a evil shopkeeper -- which when bewitched turn the wearers into whatever person their costume is. Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) becomes a helpless Renaissance maiden, Willow (Alyson Hannigan) becomes a ghost, and Xander (Nicolas Brendon) morphs into a tough and buff soldier boy. It's a lot of fun and , in true Buffy-style, beaucoup exciting!

The next great Halloween outing is "Fear Itself" from Season 4. Buffy and the gang decide to attend a Halloween bash at a Frat house, but spooky things are in store when the college boys unwittingly unleash real demonic forces. Buffy is Little Red Riding Hood, Willow is a Knight, Xander is tuxedo boy, Anya famously dons her bunny suit, and Giles (Anthony Michael Head) goes south of the border. This episode is full of real thrills and chills, thanks to a haunted house with a whole lot of creepy going on!

We are SO in luck this time, because LOGO network, who currently airs Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is playing both these episodes, plus the third Buffy Halloween episode "All the Way", twice tomorrow, from 12 - 3pm, and then again from 7p - 10pm. (Incidentally, Buffy the Vampire Slayer will also be airing on the Chiller network starting the 2nd week of November.) Shows are also available on Hulu.

If you haven't watched Buffy in a while, it's highly recommended. Breezy and utterly entertaining, Buffy holds up magnificently and it's especially perfect Halloween viewing! Be sure to check out BuffyWorld, the website where the love never dies for Sunnydale's finest!

Boo! And Ole!

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