It beat Game of Thrones, it beat Pretty Little Liars (only by 9 votes, actually) — and now we have our definitive show. This summer we’ll be traveling back to 1997 and rewatching (and for some of us, me included, watching for the first time) Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Yes, I understand the pictured image is of a later season, but.)
Now, here’s the thing, the first season of Buffy only contains 12 episodes (and from what I’ve read, most of them are suggested to skip. But we’re watching ’em. All of ’em!). This mostly likely means we’ll be done and ready to move on to season two in no time. But I don’t exactly know what scheduling we should have. At first, I thought maybe four episodes a week would be good. But that’s close to four hours when you think about it. Perhaps too much time. Maybe we should only do one episode a week?
So I’m asking for what schedule you guys think would be best. If nothing else, I think we need to watch the first two episodes in one sitting, at least. And more importantly, when do we start? I know it’s not technically summer for another month and a week, but come on — classes are letting out and the TV season is basically over. I was thinking two Tuesdays from now, the 22nd, would be a good start. I picked Tuesdays because there aren’t really any shows airing Tuesdays this summer (that I am going to cover) so it made sense.
Remember, if you’re watching with us and don’t have any of the DVDs (or VHS tapes!) that the entire series is available on Netflix, Amazon VOD (and free with Amazon Prime), iTunes, and Zune (Xbox); the first season DVD is available new for $19 (which I think is too expensive for a season a decade and a half old with 12 episodes, to be honest) on Amazon; and unfortunately, they don’t have it up on thewb.com. And, of course, there are other ways to get it. But we won’t discuss those here.
Anyway! I’m excited!!! I’ve never watched Buffy before and it seems like something that I should have done ages ago. And now I get to share that experience with you guys. Please, suggest a schedule below and we’ll try to work this out.