As we all decompress from the season finale of HBO’s True Detective, let us not forget that 17 years ago today, Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on The WB in a back-to-back marathon of ‘Welcome to the Hellmouth’ and ‘The Harvest’. This revelation also makes our favorite slayer a senior in high school, and we all know how stressful that can be, especially when your town is located on a portal to the underworld.
It’s funny to think how in just two decades, Joss Whedon went from the guy running one of the biggest cult hits to every grace television to the grandmaster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and director of the third highest grossing movie of all time. Just go to show, never count out the underdog.
Happy birthday, Buffy. We’ll plan something special for your 18th next year.
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