"The children who won't grow up" Sociologist Frank Furedi ponders "boomerang kids" and "parasitic singles" (quite flattering terms!). "Buffy" is mentioned twice. The quotations follow.
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Cultivating nostalgia for the best days of your life is a strategy relentlessly pursued in TV and film. 'For those older viewers who still cling to their high-school misfit designation like a badge of honour, the bright, perceptive, out-crowd teens of shows like Felicity, My So-Called Life and Buffy the Vampire Slayer represent one of the fondest wishes of middle age: that, armed with all the self-knowledge you now possess, you could go back to your youth and avenge every hurt, erase every choice', observed journalist Joyce Millman astutely.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer casts adults as repressive figures, airheads or grown-up adolescents.
August 04 2003
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