I have become obsessed with Buffy. When she's on TV, even in the oldest repeats, my children know to call me and I will come running, no matter what I'm doing. When Buffy's on, I don't hide my eyes, or shout out 'No, do NOT go in there'. I don't need to. Buffy can do it. She's the girl. I'm with her every step of the way, willing out more and more ghouls to come and get us. Just let them try.
Although I keep begging her, my daughter refuses to watch it with me. She says I enjoy it too much. That I become blood-thirsty when Buffy's on. She's right.
After each episode, I feel exausted. I need to sit down.
'You've been sitting down,' my son points out.
'I want to sit in quiet,' I say. 'Turn this rubbish off.'
He does. No one crosses me for at least half an hour after my Buffy dose. They don't dare.