A Letter to Ringer from Buffy Fans
Do not take the Buffy comparisons personally. It happened and it will happen again.
When they announced your arrival we thought – same girl, same network affiliate, but different show. The years of Sarah Michelle Gellar playing Buffy Summers are long gone. Now, we make room for Bridget and Siobhan. Ringer is not Buffy, and we never expected it to be. However, the tendency to compare you to Buffy is irresistible, which was apparent during the season premiere. We made references to vampires, called Siobhan to get a stake when she was being attacked, and thought of the Buffy bot when Gellar appeared as twins on screen. Call it stubbornness. Call it Buffy fever. Call it whatever you like. Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer has left an indelible mark on television viewers and writers (see videos below). Sure, we’ll continue making Buffy references but that does not mean we expect you to be Buffy. We have given you your own space. You have established a different tone and found a home in a different genre. We are happy to welcome you to the TV family.
Stake in your heart,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer references in Pop Culture.
Big Wolf on Campus
Watch Ringer tonight on the CW at 9/8c.
Posted on September 27, 2011, in 90s, Joss Whedon, Television and tagged Bridget, Buffy, Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CW, entertainment, fans, Joss Whedon, letter, Noir, Ringer, Ringer compared to Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Siobhan, television, The CW, The CW Television Network, TV, Twins, whedonite, whedonverse. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.