Buffy [no spoilers] (was Re: OT Other Books)

Kyla Tornheim kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Sat Feb 16 11:32:19 EST 2002

On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

> Buffy, is a good example of "Ohhh, the Angst!").  But Joss Wheadon is
> a master of turning cliches into real people, if you see what I mean.
> (Who else could have done a musical episode and not have it come out
> corny and stupid?)
IIRC, the whole concept of Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out of Joss
thinking about the cliche of "blonde girl walks into an alley, followed by
a shadowy figure," and wanting to turn it on its head. And so, of course,
he had the petite blonde girl kick the crap out of the shadowy figure. :^)

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