The title may be a bit misleading.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which ended it’s 144 episode long run in 2003, has never really left. It’s always been in the hearts and minds of fans around the world. The show’s influence can be seen in all corners of the pop culture and entertainment universe, and continues to resonate strongly. However, despite Buffy‘s staying power, it hasn’t necessarily been front and center in terms of mainstream entertainment for awhile. With shows like Supernatural, True Blood, Teen Wolf, and The Vampire Diaries filling the general public’s need for paranormal drama, the Buffy fandom has been quietly standing by. Which isn’t a bad thing. We’ve been a close knit community for awhile now. A resilient group that continues to find new aspects of the show to discuss and can engage in endless character analysis and rounds of “what-ifs”? But lately, it seems as if Buffy is breaking out of that bubble and surfacing back into the public eye.