Who would try the PBS Diet? Giles from ‘Buffy’, of course!

Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a PBS / NPR type if ever there was one...

Giles from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: a PBS / NPR type if ever there was one…
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD set

Was it just me who secretly wished Giles would swoop in like a not-so-silver fox and claim the plucky Buffy? We could have avoided all the last few seasons’ worth of moping around after Angel if only the great Joss Whedon had read enough romance novels (any).

We’d have a classic Watcher/Slayer combo: the standard shy and nerdy yet protective older man with the sassy and spirited yet vulnerable young woman, leaving the actually centuries older Angel free to go on and marry his real true love in ‘Bones‘ (er, ok).

In any case, it’s not just me: there’s a treasure trove of Buffy / Giles fanfiction stories and videos. For newcomers, there’s a nice little ‘Buffy’ recap here.


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