If you’re like me, you’re living under some very stressful deadlines right now. First of all, tax day is coming up, and nobody thinks that’s any fun. Second, — and somewhat more terrifying — is March 31. Also known as The Day That Netflix Stopped Streaming Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
It’s bad enough that we feel old when we realize that 1997 was twenty years ago, now they have to take away our Buffy.
The timing is just wretched; after all, the show just celebrated its 20th anniversary. So, where will GenX go when it needs a touch of nihilistic nostalgia?
My sources tell me that Hulu has Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but not everyone has a Hulu subscription.
You’ll be able to stream it from Amazon, but the cost is $1.99 per episode and $19.99 per season, which could get a little pricey.
If you have Amazon Prime, however, you can upgrade to Full Screen for $5.99 per month, which gives you streaming access to Buffy, and other shows and movies, as long as they’re available.
The GenX response is to get it on DVD, and although it’s an investment (unlike the VHS set you might still have), it’s yours to have and to hold. It’s currently on sale at only $107.00 for all seven seasons, as is Angel (which Netflix is also removing), for about $60.
Also scheduled to be removed is The X-Files, House M.D., … and Firefly, which I discovered to my horror over the weekend whilst marathoning something Shiny in the midst of a fit of political angst. Good thing I already have the DVDs!
Featured image via IMDb