Buffy’s Mom

One thing that’s surprised both the Butcher and me is that, upon this viewing of Buffy, we really dislike her mom. We were talking about whether we disliked her when we first watched it and neither of us remember finding her so appalling. But, I’ll be honest, I also don’t remember Buffy being so obviously traumatized and depressed from the start. I wonder if those things are more noticeable when you’re viewing all at once.

But it’s really weird to watch and see that something is obviously going wrong for that girl and how her mother, even after she knows Buffy’s the slayer, seems to actively take steps to avoid helping her daughter cope.

Anyway, last night, we watched the one where Giles and Buffy’s mom eat some candy and start acting like kids again. It was pretty fucking delightful.