I remember when I first learned that Buffy The Vampire Slayer was now a TV show. My mom said I might be interested in watching it, and I thought: “Why would anyone watch a show based on that mediocre Kristy Swanson movie? Especially five years later?”
I admire many other shows. Certainly some are more consistent — Buffy has had a few pretty dismal installments, let’s be honest. Invisible fight scene? Inebriated cave-Buffy? No thank you!
But like sex and pizza, even bad Buffy is better than no Buffy at all — better than 98% of everything else that has ever been on television. When she is good, she is very, very good. And “When She Was Bad” is one of the episodes that comprises my “Best Of Buffy.”
(you know who you are)