If it was not already obvious, I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it when it first came on and while not every episode was a winner, overall I was invested. At the end of season 7 though, I did feel like as a TV show they did a good job of closing the story out and that it had reached its time.
One problem that they originally ran into is that they thought they might have been cancelled at the end of season 5 so they actually created a good closing for season 5. Then season 6 started on another channel, and it created a little bit of a rocky transition, but season 6 also has some of my favorite episodes. Then season 7 came around and it really was the last season.
They had been out of high school for a while and ending on season 7 with Dawn back in high school was such a great homage to the beginning. The story ended with Buffy still fighting, but it created a nice closing to the story. Then later on I find out that they actually ended up continuing the story in comic form. So here is a look at some of the differences between doing Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a TV show versus as a comic. Continue reading