Where There Were No Doors

Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before - Joseph Campbell

Friday, January 28, 2005


I was going to just make this a Quick Link in the right-hand column, but Buffyology is, quite frankly, far too impressive a site for such casual treatment.

The show Buffy The Vampire Slayer is, for me, a high water mark in television history (the high water mark? very possibly). Yes, yes... I know what you're thinking, and I too spent a couple of years believing it was "Beverly Hills 90210 with monsters" and giving it a wide berth as a result.

I was wrong. And if you believe that, or indeed believe it to be anything other than a high water mark in television history, then you too are wrong.

One day (perhaps that day will be very soon) I shall explain why this is the case, and just why it is that someone like me - who lists Thomas Pynchon and James Joyce as his two favourite authors - should consider an apparently throwaway piece of TV pop-culture as being one of the first true pieces of "televisual literature" (for want of a phrase that either doesn't exist, or escapes me).

But that day is not today. Instead I will merely remind those who are already fans that if they ever need to settle an argument on the subject, then Buffyology is the place to go.


Blogger The Lioness said...

I will check out the link now but, for the record, Buffy absolutely ROCKS! Yes.

29/1/05 00:40  

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