In every generation there is a Chosen Netflix Offering. It alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. It is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And in just a few days’ time, it will bid us farewell. On April 1, all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will leave Netflix. No, this is not some sort of cruel April Fool’s joke. One week from Saturday, Buffy Summers and the Scooby Gang will pack up their crossbows and skedaddle off of Netflix; every last episode will go poof like a staked vampire. So, do you know what this means? The one show to watch on Netflix before it leaves in April is Buffy, duh.
Whether you’ve seen every episode 17 times or have yet to experience Joss Whedon's beloved show, go ahead and plop in front of the couch, fire up your Netflix, and tuck into the whole series before it is no longer part of the streaming service's library. Give this perfect program the grand sendoff it deserves.
Ack, seven seasons in a week might be a little ambitious. If getting through all 144 episodes before April 1 is not in the cards, maybe put together a list of your favorite episodes and give those a watch? Or revisit your favorite season? Or check out the episodes fellow Bustler Jordana Lipsitz recommends to anyone who is having a bad day? Or just play “Beer Bad” on repeat? Whatever feels right in your heart.
All hope is not lost: You can still watch Buffy on other streaming services. If you’re feeling especially committed to the Buffyverse, you can buy the whole series on DVD. And of course, there is always the option of renting each season one at a time at your local Blockbus— Oh, wait. Never mind. Thanks to all of this Buffy talk, I thought I was in 1999 again.