Monday, February 12, 2007

Manic Monday – Spike

This week’s word for Manic Monday inspiration is Spike. At first I thought I would post an old picture of myself with short spiky hair. Then I looked at one of those pictures. *shiver* Scratch that idea.

So, this is the next thing that came to mind.

My all-time favorite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, I know a lot of you think it’s Prison Break. Incidentally, Wentworth Miller appeared in an episode of Buffy in Season 2, and a very brief snippet of Went can be seen in the opening credits of Buffy, Season 3, at 34 seconds in. (See below.)

But, I digress. No show will ever top Buffy. Buffy had the best writing of any TV show ever. The dialogue was amazing. Oh, I miss Buffy so much. Enjoy the theme song as I stroll down my Buffy memory lane. Incidentally, this is also the ring tone on my cell.







What does this have to do with the word “Spike” you might ask.

This. Is. Spike.

Also known as William the Bloody, Spike was so deliciously evil. Introduced in the first season, he was one bad-ass vampire, who had the legacy of having killed two Slayers. He was after Buffy, but one of the great things about Spike was his unhealthy obsession with Drusilla, a female vampire who was previously driven insane by Angel. Nothing more fun than a crazy vamp.

Anyway, Spike was a regular on Buffy up until the end, but he was best in the first two seasons, in my opinion. Then he was neutered in Season 3, and he was unable to hurt people. After that he lost that bad-ass quality, although he was still quite enjoyable. Although, I NEVER got the whole Spike/Buffy romance, but that is a whole ‘nother blog.

Spike did play a huge part in saving the world in the Buffy finale, and then he showed up on Angel. I’m still not quite sure how they were able to conjure Spike up after he was obliterated at the end of Buffy, but they did manage to do it, even though he didn’t have his corporeal form.

Jeez – this would take way too long to explain. My recommendation is to check out Buffy on DVD if you have not seen it already. You can enjoy James Marsters as the delightfully wicked Spike as well as all the other amazing villains, including Glory, Angelus, and my personal fave – the Mayor.

It’s a fabulous TV show! In the words of Buffy Summers, “We saved the world. I say we party!”


13 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hey this looks just like mo's post! too funny..... you both love buffy.

smiles, bee

Kristen said...

I had a HUGE thing for Spike and I didn't even watch Buffy. I'd wait for his parts and shut it off!! He is so hot- I forgot how hot he was!!

Gattina said...

Again this Mr. Spike, lol ! And I even don't know him. I wanted to read spiky stories, and am stuck with Mr. Spike. Now ! at least I know who he is.

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Well, now I understand why everyone likes Spike - fabulous picture! I might have to start watching... :)

Peanut said...

very interesting....... I liked Sarah Michelle Gellar in Scooby-Doo better, but that's just me....

Crazy Working Mom said...

I watched the show a bit, but was never a die hard fan. Great description of the character, though!

Skittles said...

I know this was a hugely popular show!

Sanni said...

Your SPIKE the second one I thought of when I had a look at this weeks theme - but I´ve decided to post about my 1st thought... the teeth are quite alike LOL

I loved to watch Buffy - and Spike =)

Sadie said...

I somehow managed to miss out on that show. Given how much TV I watched that's kind of amazing.

I'm playing this week, though it's incredibly lame.

Desert Songbird said...

Never got into Buffy. Mine's finally up and involves some male flesh as well...

Morgen said...

Best. Show. EVER.
The Mayor was awesome -- I LOVED it when he ate the principal!!!
I'm currently re-watching Season 5 (the Glory years) and am quite enjoying it --- how cute was Ben???

Along with the tragedy that Joss never got an Emmy for Buffy, it is deeply sad that this show's talented cast was also over-looked -- esp James Marsters. Spike rules.
We gotta have a Buffy/Angel convention!
Thanks so much for this wonderful post ~ manic minds think alike!

mo

SQT said...

You are so talking my language. I could put this on my blog too, but then I'd just be a copycat.

Very cool.

crazymumma said...

You KNOW I trust your taste Neila. I watched a bit of Buffy and sort of just trailed off, but you have inspired me....

Mr mumma liked it as well, I like the idea of the story, the battle between good and evil, the high school schlock.