Buffy is my all time favorite show. It is fantastic and all the characters will become like family to you. Stick with it.
Season 1 is not too great, but by the end of season 2 you'll be hooked.
My girlfriend used to make fun of me about loving it so i forced.her to watch, and she hated season 1. By the end of season 2 she was hooked and we watched the entire series together in a few weeks.
Now she claims its on of her favorite shows ever and she's sad she never watched it while it was in syndication originally.
Im such a fan my father paid for me to go to London in 03 to a festival as a gift.it was one of the best times of my life.
I just rewatched once more with feeling (musical episode) tonight, oddly enough...i'll never stop missing Buffy.
Enjoy the magic!