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Month-long TV Meme - Day #10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
Day 24 - Best quote.
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new).
Day 26 - OMG WTF? season finale.
Day 27 - Best pilot episode.
Day 28 - First TV show obsession.
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession.
Day 30 - Saddest character death.

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

That would be Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

When J and I first heard about it we thought it wouldn't be our kind of thing; 'little blonde girl slays vampires', been there, done that, kind of thing. However, for some reason (which I cannot remember) when it was shown on our then cable TV, J decided to record the first couple of episodes and we watched and enjoyed and carried on recording and watching. But we agreed it wasn't a 'buy the DVDs' type of show.

All that changed when the station decided to skip from Season Two to Season Four - well, we had to know what happened in Season Three, right? And somehow we ended up buying Seasons One and Two as well and . . . Well you can guess the rest, can't you? Yes, we own all seven seasons and have watched them several times and will watch again. We both love it.

It's a show that for us works on several levels. The cast is excellent; the premise whilst pretty basic and on on level is far from basic when it comes down to being executed; the scripts are darn good, it has humour, pathos, sadness, it pushes boundaries, it makes you laugh, cry, shake your head and get really caught up with the characters and what they are involved in.

I personally have a small preference for the 'early days' before the went off to college and Angel left and before Dawn appeared, but that's being picky. In all it's a show I really love. I love most of the characters, not all of them, but the vast majority and even those I don't really care for (Dawn and Kennedy come to mind) still have a place in the overall show and it wouldn't be the same without them.

My favourite character is Rupert Giles, Librarian, Watcher, Father figure with some darkness in his past, who is also pretty good at using magic. And my favourite ship is Buffy/Angel.

Definitely as how I never thought I'd like, but ended up loving.

Buffy on Wiki

Episode Guide

Buffy on the BBC
Tags: !memes/quizes, tv show: btvs, tv: 30 day meme, tv: general

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