People will defend “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with such mad frothing. I can’t say I ever understood it. I like “Firefly”. That is my Joss Whedon fan card for you. I know he can write good stuff like that and bad stuff, like “Aliens Resurrection”. First off I got some advice to the vampires of Sunnydale. Buy a gun and shoot the slayer.
I can imagine coming up to the vampire leader and it going something like this:
Vampire Leader: My God! You’re back? I’ve sent countless other vampires against the slayer before and they have all perished.
Vampire Ryan: Yeah. The job was very simple. You told me you wanted this Buffy girl dead. So I bought a gun and shot her.
Vampire Leader: Really? That’s all it took? Was it at least a magic gun? One forged from a Hellmouth?
Vampire Ryan: No, I actually got it at the Fred Meyer after a waiting period.
Vampire Leader: So she didn’t do kung fu and attempt to stake you?
Vampire Ryan: Oh you bet your ass she did. There is only so much kung fu will dodge against a bullet though.
Vampire Leader: So you just shot her.
Vampire Ryan: Pretty much.
Vampire Leader: Wow! I wasted so many vampire lives up against that witch. All this time we could have killed her with a gun.
Vampire Ryan: Yeah, well hindsight is 20/20 they say.
Vampire Leader: Indeed it is.
Also if she is the one slayer why the hell don’t evil things go to somewhere other than Sunnydale? I’ve heard they are drawn there because of a Hellmouth, but that seems like a lame excuse. Remove her from the equation. Clearly I am thinking too hard on this. I haven’t seen enough of the series to really make an impression whether it’s good or bad. So please excuse the rant.