In the span of 72 hours, someone stole my copy of "Appetite for Destruction" and Duke won the national title.
OK. All right. Life ain't fair. That's fine. We all know this.
The bigger issue here is that LOGO opted for a "RuPaul's Drag Race" marathon this evening instead of showing my beloved re-runs of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Unacceptable!
I have no issues with RuPaul or his aspiring queens. But this is Buffy we're talking about. And after today's run -- a 14-miler that turned into an 8-miler followed by a 4-miler in unseasonable heat -- I needed my BTVS (even if it is the relatively weak Season 4).
It's comfort food for the brain.
Because I didn't get my dose of Buffy, I will just have to amuse myself with my unimpeachable list of the top six BTVS episodes.
No. 6: Buffy vs. Dracula, Season 5
A hilarious way to start the season before it got bogged down by Dawn. Xander shines under Dracula's thrall, and Buffy kicks ass in some sweet pink leather pants.
No. 5: Hush, Season 4
Just incredibly clever. Half the show, none of the characters can speak, yet the storytelling never lags, and Joss Whedon somehow uses a semi-silent episode to set up two key plot points for the rest of the season. Oh, and The Gentlemen might be the most creepy of all Buffy villains.
No. 4: The Body, Season 5
"Mom. Mom? Mommy?" Simply heartbreaking.
No. 3: Once More, with Feeling, Season 6
A musical?! This could have been a gimmick, but every single thing in this episode works, including the revelation that Buffy wishes she had stayed dead.
No. 2: Becoming, Part II, Season 2
Her friend is murdered; her mom rejects her; she gets kicked out of school. And just to top things off, Buffy has to kill the love of her life. An episode so gut-wrenching, even the Mutant Enemy tells us he needs a hug.
No. 1: The Prom, Season 3
OK, this isn't really the best Buffy episode ever. But I'm a girl, dammit. And the idea of going to your prom in maybe the most incredible dress ever, being honored by your classmates and then having David Boreanaz show up in a tux to dance with you to The Sundays' "Wild Horses" ... well, that's pretty much just perfect.
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