For all the talk about how required fiction in schools is very girl centric, the truth is that while most well-read women have read a decent number of the classic "boy stories" there are very few well-read men who have read Little Women, Anne of Green Gables or the like. (The one exception being Little House on the Prairie which actually is sometimes read in school, owing in equal parts to the TV show and Laura Ingalls Wilder herself being a teacher, imo.)
And this is why I love Buffy. Because it's written by someone who has actually read Little Women - or at least is aware enough of the story to know the special place that Christian Bale as Laurie occupies in our ....hearts.
On a similar note, the closing quote from the latest episode of Criminal Minds was from the creator of our dear Anne Shirley*.
For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won....
Yeah. There's a reason why I love Criminal Minds.
Well, several, actually. :)
(CM screencaps from Oracle of Quantico)
Speaking of TV shows that make me like TV...I finally saw last weeks episode of Numb3rs - "Power" - and wow. If only rape could be dealt with even half that well on even half the crime shows on air.
*I admit it. It took me a few times to realize that "Lucille" = "Lucy" :)