Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a series that changed my life. I’m not kidding, it came on just as the first issue of my first pro-comic came out, and while not the same thing, they had somethings in common (In particular, the main character was a chosen one, and her best friend was a witch. Oh, and her sort of mysterious mentor a Vampire). So of course I loved the hell out of Buffy.
It also had some great characters, like my absolute favorites, Xander and Spike. And helped a lot of my friends to find themselves, and was one of the very first series that had real representation for LGBT+ characters that I saw (Even if I still have some issues with it’s bisexual erasure and I still think it would’ve been more logical for Xander to be Bi. But whatevs)
Nowadays, I don’t consider Joss Whedon the best director in the world, nor the best writer. But I still have a soft spot for Buffy and the Scooby Gang. Because for me, they were always there to make me feel like I was not alone.