Faithful, hand me down..
Dont get strung up
by the way i look
dont judge a book by its cover
im not much of a man
by the light of day, but by night
i'm one hell of a lover!
The WB (ended 2003)
|Wow, it's nice to see a forum where Buffy is still being talked about as if it were still on, even though it ended more than two years ago. I see a lot of other BtVS forums just slowly dying, and it makes me sad because I came late to the party and there's so much I still want to talk about. |
By the way, I'm older than the typical BtVS fan, male, and among the main characters I find myself identifying most often with Giles. I live in the Northeast US, in Connecticut. I caught up on the series through a combination of DVDs and reruns on the FX Network. Wonderful show, wonderful cast.
|Harry Potter and me don't work. Hate it with a passion. Onve on the old tome someone compared Buffy to it...I had a heart attack. It led to some funny posts though.|
|or if i have to read it for school or something like "The Da Vinci Code"|
|The books always have more detail than the movies. That is to be expected, as there is only so much time available in a feature film. You can have more detail in a miniseries. Another thing about the books is that there is room for your own imagination to picture what the characters and the scenes look and sound like. I think the Harry Potter movies overall do a good job of capturing J.K. Rowling's conception, but not everyone I know agrees. Anyway it is true that reading takes time, watching movies takes much less. |
A long time friend of mine said he gave up on Harry Potter after the fourth book, because the stories had gotten too dark. Funny but similar things are said about Buffy, just substitute "season" for "book". Definitely the series changed in tone once the setting moved past Sunnydale High School.
I never saw the films for that exact same reason - the book was so so highly praised for encouraging children to read for once, and use their imaginations - what's the point of giving them a movie so many of them don't bother with the reading!!!
And about Buffy - the characters grew, and so did their troubles I guess. They couldn't keep it all in a bubble teenage world forever, the issues they explored are ones we have to deal with as we get older