Since I don't have a ton of summer viewing going on, I figured I'd fill any down time with a Buffy re-watch. It's been year since I"ve season 2 so I figured I'd start w/ the season 1 finale and go from from there... I'm up to the Halloween episode... I was the same age as teh characters when the show aired and I have to say that watching it as an adult gives me a very different perspective of it. There are definitely times when it teeters on "tween soap opera" and I have to remember what's going on behind all that to remind myself that it's much deeper. But on the surface it's much more "teen" than I remember. The other thing that I never really thought about until now was just how weird it was that the central love story involved a 200 year old vampire and a barely-16 year old girl... That never struck me as weird before but now that I'm a grown up, it's definitely wierd, lol. It's straight up statatory. no one seems to care though so whatevs. Just seems weird now when it didn't before. I love when you re-watch something and you see little details that you didn't pick up on but now that you know the end game you see just how many hints were dropped. One thing I always loved about this show was the fact that they genuinely had a plan--especially in the early seasons there was never a finale that ended with me going "they totally just made that up at the last seasond"--all of their stories are crafted, foreshadowed, and executed perfectly, which is why Joss Whedon remains my #1 producer. I'm excited to watch season two in a short period of time, especially the back half which is just one big ass story arc. So good.