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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7 December 2009 | YoSafBridge
10
| One of the Finest Shows I've ever watched
If I'm having a bad day I can always count on Buffy to cheer me up (or, even if it's one of those cases were I just need a good cry I can always count on Buffy for that as well). It's the perfect blend of so many different qualities...it's humour, action, romance and just incredibly well written, believably flawed characters. I'm not exactly sure where all the haters came from, it's honestly seems to me that this is a case of judging a show by it's title.

There's little I can say about Buffy that won't become redundant, there is not much to find fault with. Sure it's got it's bad episodes, bad story arcs just like any show. But what kept me coming back with the razor sharp wit and characters that became like a family to me.

This is a beautifully written show and if you can make it past the goofy title, fantastic premise and (for many people) the campy first season (You'll grow to love the camp upon re-visiting it) you'll discover one of the best show's in recent memory.

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Trivia

Kristoffer Polaha auditioned for the role of Riley. For his thrill, he would later star alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer (2011), and Emma Caulfield Ford in Life Unexpected (2010).


Quotes

Billy 'Ford' Fordham: I thought you were slaying a vampire.
Buffy Summers: I was whatting a what?


Goofs

In nearly every episode presented in widescreen, there is crew/equipment visible and/or revealing mistakes. This is because the series was originally shot for 4:3 frame and these issues would not have been visible as the show was originally intended to be presented. As such, one should take much of the goofs reported on episodes as being conditional on applying only to the widescreen alternate version.


Crazy Credits

During seasons 6 and 7, the ones that took place on the UPN network, the final shot of the opening credits shows Sarah Michelle Gellar, as in all the previous seasons. The difference is that rather than those images being that of Buffy, they were of facsimiles of the Buffy character. For the majority of Season 6 the final image of the opening credits was of the Buffy Bot shortly before Glory ripped its head off and Season 7's image was of the First Evil, pretending to be Buffy while manipulating Spike. For some fans this plays to the idea that Buffy was somehow not the same after having been resurrected at the beginning of Season 6 through the end of the series run.


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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Action | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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