Over at Jane After Dark, writer Jane Boursaw tells us that she just watched Buffy for the first time, and lists her top five fave moments. Wow. I haven’t actually met anyone who discovered Buffy just recently (although I try to convince all the kids I teach that all major life lessons can be learned in the Buffyverse ;).
Anyway, that got me thinking. How would I convince someone to watch Buffy today? It might help if that someone were already a fan of some of Joss’s recent work, like Dollhouse or Dr. Horrible. If not, how do you suck someone into the World of Whedon?
I found the list Jane created a bit surprising. I mean, most Buffy fans I know would list “Once More, With Feeling” in their top five! That doesn’t mean, however, that my faves would make good choices for an “Intro to Buffy” course. I had one rather pathetic attempt to create a Buffy fan that involved “Hush” (my second favourite episode). There is a moment that was a bit too much for my friend where someone’s head explodes. I obviously hadn’t thought that far ahead. Hmm.
So, after some thought, here is my list of introductory episodes. Please don’t yell at me.
Let me know your choices and if you have had any success sucking people into the land of Buffy. Also, if you could only pick one episode, what would it be? That question was too hard for my brain.