Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, Fantasy


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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.


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Creator:

Joss Whedon

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8 May 2010 | thesoundofprogress1985
10
| One of, if not the, best shows ever made. Honest.
Buffy is one of, if not THE, best dramatic series ever made. People that have never seen the show, or have only seen one episode of it, would probably laugh at that statement. But having seen all 7 seasons of this brilliant series, I feel quite confident in my opinion.

No other show touches on the major issues of humanity this show does: immortality and it's pros and cons, the power of love and friendship, the inner strength we all have within us, and the ability to appreciate life and learn to laugh at the things that get you down. There are moments of happiness, drama, tears, and moments that make you rediscover who you are, and Buffy deals with all of them. Every episode is layered with meanings and insights into humanity, all in some show about a girl who slays vampires.

Seeing these characters change and grow over the course of the episodes is a gift. Unlike other shows, the characters on Buffy are never the same from season to season. The events of the show change them and mold them into new people all the time, that's how good the writing is.

No episode is boring, in all 144 hours of the series there is something worth watching. Some episodes are truly brilliant pieces of television, especially the gems directed by series creator Joss Whedon such as Becoming, The Wish, Hush, The Body, and The Gift. These are some of the best hours of television ever produced.

The writing is spectacular, perfectly capable of balancing comedy, drama, and horror in every episode.

This is so much more than a show about a girl who slays vampires. It can change the way you react to events in your life and the way you view things. It's that good.

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Trivia

A total of 18 actors played the same character in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999): Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), James Marsters (Spike), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Pryce), Seth Green (Oz), Eliza Dushku (Faith Lehane), Julie Benz (Darla), Juliet Landau (Drusilla), Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall), Mark Metcalf (The Master), Julia Lee (Anne Steele), Zitto Kazann (Kalderash Elder), Alastair Duncan (Collins), Jeff Ricketts (Weatherby), Kevin Owers (Smith) and Tom Lenk (Andrew Wells). All of the relevant characters appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) before appearing in Angel (1999). As such, no character created for Angel (1999) ever appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).


Quotes

Buffy Summers: Will, let's be realistic here. OK, your basic spells are usually only about 50/50.
Willow Rosenberg: Oh, yeah? Well, so's your face!


Goofs

When a vampire is staked and the weapon left in, it changes whether the weapon dusts when they do or not.


Crazy Credits

The sequence with the Mutant Enemy mascot, the little monster that goes "Grr Argh" at the end of all episodes, was changed for a total of six episodes: in "Becoming Part Two" (#2.22) it said, 'Oh, I need a hug." in "Amends" (#3.10) it wore a Santa hat and bells were jingling. in "Graduation Day Part Two" (#3.22) it wore a graduation cap. in "Once More With Feeling" (#6.07) it sang its "Grr Argh." in "Storyteller" (#7.16) it sang, "We are as gods." in "Chosen" (#7.22) it looked out at the viewers instead of looking straight-forward.


Alternate Versions

Since being shown on BBC2 in the UK, this show has had two time slots, one for an edited version with hardly any excessive violance and bad language, and one late at night, uncut.


Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by
Nerf Herder

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Genres

Action | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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