A couple of months ago, I was reading some article on some website, and it made a casual reference to a plot point on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Except I didn’t understand the reference, because I never watched Buffy. I had never even seen one episode.
I thought to myself, I have missed something that is now so deeply embedded in our culture that casual references can be made to it in unrelated articles which I then don’t understand. And I don’t like not understanding things, especially cultural references.
So I queued the series into my Netflix and started watching it. And I was kind of surprised, because I liked it. I don’t know what I was expecting, but Season 1 was charmingly underbudgeted, and Seasons 2 and 3 were really good. There were some individual bad episodes, but for the most part, I was glad to be watching it.
Until Season 4.
People, I cannot get into Season 4. Is it just me, or did the entire series take a huge nosedive for this season? I am somewhere in the middle of it, but I haven’t watched an episode in weeks and I was pushing through them swimmingly before.
So my question is, should I give up on Buffy and assume that seasons 1-3 were as good as it got? Is there some later point that I should skip ahead to? As it is, I’m just not looking forward to going on.