:Top Customer Review :
1.)I was so happy with this product. The product is in mint condition,
aside from the little piece of paper on the back, which was coming
off a little, but that's to be expected, since I bought it used.
Buffy is my favorite TV show and I'm so happy to finally have the
complete series box set. I paid $66 and some change for the box set
I bought, which is great, considering that it costs anywhere from
$160-$190 new in stores. The only thing that I was upset about was
that the packaging was not the one shown in the photo. In the
photo, it is a red box with black writing, but the one I received
was a different shape and was red and white. I don't mind, because
this box looks just as good, and, really, the look of the box is
irrelevant, since I bought it for the discs. The box is still very
cool. It has images of Spike, Buffy and Angel on one side, nothing
on one side, except for the little piece of paper I mentioned, then
one side shows Willow, Xander and Faith. The front has the 'Buffy'
logo, and the top of the box has a capital 'B' on it. When you open
the lid and drop down the front piece, the stacked DVD cases, which
flip open, show some of the cast members (only if they're stacked
in order). The inside part that flips out says stuff about the
Slayer. On the inside, there is a sheet of paper with a message
from Joss Whedon, then there is a disc with some different things
on it (I'm not sure what it all is because I haven't watched it
yet), and then a little booklet. All in all, the box set is great,
and even though it was used, it was by no means incomplete---I
guessed that it would be damaged in some way and that the booklets
and stuff would be missing, but they weren't, which made me even
happier. The seller was great and so is the product. I look forward
to watching all 7 seasons.
2.)I was never a Buffy fan when the show was on the air. I had seen
the movie and did not think much of it. I never really heard much
about how the writer was disatisfied with the results, that he had
a different vision for the idea and when the show came to life it
more accurately reflected his vision. When I first heard about
Buffy coming to TV I shook my head in disbelief. I assumed, like
the movie, it would be an extremely campy comedy and would perhaps
last a couple of episodes and then would be discarded.
I started seeing reviews that praised the show and caught a few
bits and pieces. After a couple of seasons I have to admit that I
was curious but had no interest in diving into a TV drama
midstream. I rarely have a fixed schedule so watching week in and
week out just was not going to happen.
I think over the course of the show's live airings I saw perhaps 2
episodes total. My regret over not having watched it had grown but
then I simply forgot about it after that, for a couple of years.
Angel left the airwaves, another show I had not seen, and I heard
how good Firefly was, another Josh Whedon effort.