Angel went off the air last night, ending new TV installments to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe. But the series will live on in unending products and as a pop culture phenomenon.
Some time ago I pondered my Buffy addiction, and it seems I’m not the only one. The book, What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide came out last month. Books & Culture/Christianity Today covered it, including an interview with the author and a discussion of the book.
There’s definitely a lot in the shows to tackle. I particularly like James Marsters’ (who plays Spike) comments about the end of Angel: “Being a hero doesn’t mean you succeed in saving the day. It just means you tried.” The quote is that much better having caught the last ten minutes of Angel last night.