Just Let Buffy Rest in Peace

As fans learned in Season 6 of Buffy the Vampire
, its darkest and arguably best season (don’t @ me),
Buffy should be allowed to rest in peace. To resurrect her
would be a cruel and ultimately selfish act. So, of course,
network execs want to do it.

that there’s been talk of a Buffy reboot,
much like with
every other series
you said your final goodbyes to as a
teenager. Fox TV Group Chair Gary Newman told reporters at the
INTV Conference on Tuesday that Buffy is “the most ripe show”
Fox has the power to revive. Ripe for the picking or ripe in
the ground, Newman? Either way, it’s up to creator Joss Whedon
to slit the fawn’s throat over our fallen hero’s grave:

“It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is
really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with,” he
said. “When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until
Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.”

Let’s pray Whedon never decides it’s time. Watching
Buffy was a formative experience for many, but things
have changed—in particular, the perception of Whedon as a
feminist hero, following a very public
of cheating from his wife on the set of that
very show, as well as other emotional manipulations.

While I personally can’t dismiss this beloved show, I still
can’t imagine that a reboot with Whedon at the helm would be
anything short of a total disaster. Buffy had her moment, but
that moment has passed and is also still available to stream
online when the mood strikes. Newman went on to say that
Buffy’s built-in fanbase would make it easier for a revival to
break through in a “noisy landscape,” but admits there’s no
reason to do it without a true creative impulse.

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