Friday, April 18, 2008

Buffy's Gift

So continuing my riveting series of great clips from my favorite addictive tv shows, I now present one of the most stunning moments in television and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's history. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SHOW (and plan to) DO NOT READ THIS.

First of all, I know a lot of Christians have problems with shows that deal with the supernatural. My initial response to this is that although on the surface Buffy is about a young girl who fights vampires and demons, that's not what the show is really about. It's about life, about growing up, and how had that can be.

Secondly, even though the supernatural depicted in the show is different than what you believe, it's still a great grounds to explore the weightier themes in life.

In the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer we have an awesome girl role model, fantastic dialogue peppered with pop culture references galore, sorrow, humor, redemption, an exploration of death, significance, calling, and love.

If you watch this clip pay attention to the truth of its meaning...Buffy closes the gates of hell with the power in her blood. She sacrifices her life so that another (and others) may live. She leaves as a last message that her friends must now be take care of each other and live in the world. The hardest thing to do.

Don't get freaked out by the end, I wish it wasn't on this clip, but it is. Enjoy! I get goosebumps everytime! Love Buffy!


Chaotic Hammer said...

My wife was a hardcore Buffy fan several years ago, so I've seen most of them. I even bought her some of the full-season DVD sets.

I can't really say I got into the show all that much, but it was reasonably entertaining and interesting for the most part.

First of all, I know a lot of Christians have problems with shows that deal with the supernatural.

Yeah, I guess so. Oh well. You're never going to please everybody, especially people with extensive and detailed lists of rules about what you can and can't do.

Amy said...

I've said it before...your wife must be cool!

It's true about the lists, but I'm sure I have my own lists that I just haven't realized yet.

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