One thing that keeps striking us as we rewatch Buffy is just how much groundwork it laid for our more recently iconic vampires. Angel is Edward Cullen’s father, down to the hair. And then, last night, we watched an episode where Buffy had been infected by a demon and could hear everyone’s thoughts, except for Angel’s, which, of course, she found curious and a relief. Which, of course, is Sookie Stackhouse.
The other thing that’s been striking us is just how much is foreshadowed early on and how very sad the show always was.