Hey, my name's Amanda! I'm from Glasgow, Scotland but I live in Kelowna, BC, Canada. I live with my partner and my seven-year-old son.
I've been a Buffy Fan for over 20 years. When I first saw the trailers, I'll be honest, I thought it was a pretty dumb idea for a TV show. The movie was fun but it lacked emotion compared to the show we ended up with. I watched an episode in someone else's house and that was me hooked for life! I used to always be out with friends when it aired so one of my work friends would tape it for me and I'd either go to her house to watch it or she'd bring the tape into work for me. I remember coming home from a night out and watching the Season 4 episode, Superstar. I was so confused! I had to watch it again the next morning for clarity, haha!
I collected all the VHS box sets which were eventually replaced with the DVD box sets so that I could get all the extras. I would watch and rewatch all the time. When I was stuck in the hospital for 5 weeks, Buffy and the Scoobies kept me company every night after my visitors were gone. The nurses would make fun of me when they found me watching the same show every time.
I've watched many other great shows over the years: Charmed, Game of Thrones, Dollhouse, Sense8, Alias, Outlander and many more. None of them compares to Miss Summers and friends. I always get a deep comfort from Buffy for some reason. I don't know what that says about me, given that the show is about people fighting for their lives......
This year, I joined Buffy Facebook groups. I was stunned to realize one group had over 80,000 members - 15 years after the show last aired...... and yes, it's a very active group with several posts daily. This is what has led to me starting this store to share my passion for the best show of all time with new friends who are equally as passionate about Sunnydale.
Thanks for checking us out! We're excited to embark on this fun journey with you, back to the Hellmouth!