As I have admitted in the past, I didn’t watch Buffy. It didn’t appeal to me at the time. Over the years I’ve seen few UF movies, and nothing on TV until The Dresden Files, which I adored. I thought the cast and crew did a fabulous job of bringing Jim Butcher’s books to life. I’m not sure why the studio was so keen to cancel the show. It would have found an audience– in fact, given the “Save Harry Dresden” campaigns that popped up, I’d say the audience was already there. To add to this mystery, I’ve watched Blood Ties, the Canadian UF based on Tanya Huff’s Vickie Nelson series, and it’s not as good as The Dresden Files, but somehow has lasted longer. [Could be a “Canadian content” thing, more than a “giving the audience what they want” thing.]
These days UF is all over the tube with new shows making their debut every season. It’s too much for me to keep up with, though I’ve been making an effort. One show to recently catch my attention is Ghost Whisperer. I avoided this one for a long time. I’m not a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, and the title screamed “cheesy”. So I was quite surprised to find character development and well-played suspense. I’m liking Ghost Whisperer so much, I’m wondering what else have I been missing?
This summer I’ll be checking out as much as I can before the fall season begins. I think it might be time for me to rent the Buffy DVDs and anything else I’ve been missing.