Well, that sucks. Pun intended.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” a show that won the hearts of 1990s teens, is being rebooted.
This stinks because if ever there was a show that was built to be continued instead of rebooted, it was Buffy.
SPOILER ALERT (You had 15 years to watch the series finale) – The whole gist of Buffy was that it is hard to be a hero. Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) had a hard time juggling work, school, family, and being Generation X’s vampire slayer, destined to fight the vamps and/or other demons pouring out of a Hellmouth underneath her home town, Sunnydale.
The series ends with Buffy getting a wish – no longer will each generation only have one slayer but there will be many slayers. Buffy recruits like, hundreds of slayers to take one a big baddie in a finale battle royale, and she is able to rest easier knowing her burden is shared instead of being solely on her head.
So 1) each generation has 1 slayer so we could have a new millenial slayer or 2, there can be more slayers now.
I don’t get why they didn’t make a new show called “Kate the Vampire Slayer” and then maybe Sarah Michelle could advise the new slayer. Maybe Buffy could become the new slayer’s watcher.
I’ll give it a chance but I don’t get reboots. Every 10 years we’re just going to rehash the same story.