There are some tv shows that so heavily influence your childhood/middlehood/teenhood that you become instantly obsessed. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was my obsession. I recently caught an episode while I was browsing channels, and man it took me back.
I ran Buffy websites back on those geocities platforms. I was quite proud of my work actually. It was a Buffy/Angel shipper site called 'A Slayer's Love'. Ooooh. I divided my time between school, watching the show, and being a techie-nerd rushing home to work on my 'site' which no one knew about because I used an alias. Why? I couldn't tell you, I was a strange kid.
Once the fifth season of BTVS rolled around and that awful Dawn character arrived, I started to have mixed feelings about my beloved show. It just wasn't the same. I then created another site for the show but only for seasons one through four, rebellious, I know. I don't think I even watched the final season in its entirety.
My old roommate bought the entire series on DVD a few years ago. If I heard it coming from her room, I could usually yell out which episode it was by title. Sidenote for huge fans: my very favorite episodes are as follows 5) the prom, 4) hush, 3) the wish, 2) becoming part 1 and 2, and 1) primeval.
Were you obsessed with Buffy or another show that ruled your tween/teen life back then?