Buffy and Me – Misha Herwin

Misha Herwin on Buffy the Slayer

Misha Herwin

Buffy

I discovered Buffy the Vampire Slayer when I was an ex-pat wife, living in Jamaica in the late 1990s. At home in the UK we only had four channels, here we had dozens, mostly pirated, though we did pay the proper fee to the cable company, we found that whether we did or not all sorts of programmes would crop up at random intervals. They would appear then disappear, probably because the company was having a crackdown on rogue suppliers.

Whatever the reason, we had no control over what was being coming over the airwaves from the USA. Most of it was stuff I’d never want to watch but then there was Buffy. A teenage girl with a mission to protect the world from evil, to fight vampires and other monsters and to do it alone except for her friends Willow and Xander.

From the moment I saw the first…

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