Thursday, July 29, 2010

Buffy’s Librarian

The librarian on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the few grownups who actually played a grownup, as opposed to a grownup playing a teenager. The character was named Giles, and he was more than just the librarian. He was also the watcher. What is a watcher? Well, in the Buffy-verse, a watcher is like the vampire slayer’s boss. The watcher is an adult who knows all about vampires and monsters, and s/he trains the slayer in hopes that she will live long enough to get her driver’s license. While watchers don’t have any superpowers, they do get a paycheck from the Royal Anti-Vampire Counsel.    
  
 

4 comments:

  1. Wasn't the librarian the uber-serious go-to person every time there was a urgent puzzle to work out before time exploded and Hell opened up?

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  2. ...and they drink plenty of coffee.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igi9u6X4y-s

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  3. Those coffee commercials with the actor who played Giles just seemed to disappear, after building up that soap opera love triangle. Maybe it could have continued as a comic book, like Buffy.

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