I can't begin to say how good this series is, and that was one hell of a fitting finale.
Can anyone else name a television series that got progressively better from the first series onward, before ending on a high, rather than reaching its peak and spiralling into mediocrity?
Maybe Blackadder, but considering that the number of episodes total is only a little more than a single season of Buffy... oh and the Millenium special kinda screwed it for them.
Anyway, I was talking about Buffy.
Why is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in my opinion, the best television show ever made?
No other show has made me do all of these things:
Laugh (a lot)
Cry (okay, weep, but just that one episode)
Feel genuine concern for the characters (and not just about the mortal danger they're in, but about the stuff that really matters)
And all of this with kick-arse, entertaining action.
By the end, there was even "wire-fu".
Scoff, if you must, but there has never been a show so complete, so good on so many levels.
Comedy, drama, horror, action, musical; Buffy was all this and more.
What can I say?
I'm a fan.