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A key person was missing from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion staged by Entertainment Weekly. And we're not talking about Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Dawn, the Key, we're talking about Buffy Summers' Watcher, Rupert Giles. Anthony Stewart Head did not reunite with the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, but it's not for lack of trying. "So sad I couldn't join the reunion—wasn't for lack of trying—literally coincided with the tech rehearsal of Love In Idleness. Bummer x," Head tweeted. "EW have worked hard to have my presence felt - in a portrait on set and an interview. Here's to 20 years and a wonderful group of people »
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the hugely popular supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, EW reunited the cast with creator Joss Whedon for their first photoshoot and interview in over a decade. You can check out the full set of reunion photos below featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), James Marsters (Spike), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Seth Green (Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers) and a painting of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), head over to Entertainment Weekly to read the interview that accompanies the images…
- Amie Cranswick
The show bowed out as the world marked the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but this was one blood-sucking show that could compete
The eight-season run of the Vampire Diaries ended quietly on Friday night, without a hint of the outsized media fanfare so liberally bestowed on series finales in television’s so-called golden age. The glossy adaptation of Lj Smith’s young-adult novel series, even before its latter-season decline in form and ratings, never did inspire the type of sophisticated critiques reserved for the major-network or cable darlings. But even amid a landscape that’s only been further crowded by the emergence of Netflix and Amazon, there is a place for the pure concentrated entertainment that was offered up for years by the CW’s deliciously pulpy supernatural soap opera. Television will be poorer – and a less fun place – without it.
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- Bryan Armen Graham
I'd sing, "Happy Birthday," but like the course of true love, Buffy birthdays never did run smooth, so this is decidedly an anniversary celebration, instead. Twenty years ago today, on Monday, March 10, 1997, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show premiered on the now defunct netlet, The WB. Television, and the internet too, have never been the same. Check out our epic BtVS picspam from the two part premiere episodes, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest," (with a promo shot and bonus screencaps from later episodes, all courtesy of screencapped.net).From creator Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. Over its seven seasons and 144 episodes, the cast also included: Anthony Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, Robia Lamorte, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Seth Green, Marc »
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's debut. Recently, creator Joss Whedon spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about a possible reboot or reunion of the WB/Upn series.The supernatural drama starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a young woman chosen to battle evil forces such as vampires and demons. The cast also included Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, and David Boreanaz. The series ran on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and then moved to Upn for its final two seasons.Read More… »
Get ready to feel as old, ’90s kids: Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered 20 years ago today.
The beloved series, which cemented Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s place in pop culture history, continues to serve as a favorite among fans with an affinity for high school dramas and regular vampire showdowns.
It’s hard to imagine a TV landscape without the benefit of the show’s landmark run — creator Joss Whedon and Gellar pushed a strong female lead into a world of supernatural creatures, which proved to be successful for ratings and a groundbreaking precedent for future shows.
In honor of the show’s milestone anniversary, »
- Alex Heigl
Dear female high school student: You have been chosen to fight the dark, never-ending forces of evil. You're likely to die young and alone, because you're supposed to keep your calling a secret. Sounds awesome, right? Oh, wait, you don't have a choice. Happy hunting!
Admittedly, it's a lousy sales pitch to give a perky blonde who just wants to make it through her midterms in one piece. But in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon's landmark television series, the girl in question doesn't exactly get »
Grrr arggg! Into every generation an excellent TV show is born: One show in all the world. The Chosen One.
It’s been 20 years since Buffy Summers, Mr. Pointy, The Bronze, and Giles’ always-smudged spectacles graced our small screens, and the world has never been the same (mostly because she saved it… a lot).
There were plenty of quips (“Out. For. A. Walk. B**ch.”), tears (Spike’s undying devotion, sob), and frights (bunnies, plus demons and stuff), but Buffy the Vampire Slayer was so much more than that.
The Joss Whedon masterpiece created several feminist icons, spoke to addiction struggles, portrayed the first lesbian sex scene on broadcast television, showed that vampires were sexy long before Twilight and made it ok to wear pink leather pants in public… well, sort of.
Whether you were Team Angel, Team Spike or kind of just wanted Giles and Joyce to get together, the show had »
Sunnydale had an embarrassment of riches – and there’s been no television as funny, moving or world-saving since. Buffy remains in a league of her own
‘She saved me from depression’: readers on the what Buffy means to them
“If the apocalypse comes, beep me.”
Twenty years on, the brilliance of Joss Whedon’s funny, tragic seven-season synthesis of most film and TV genres, literary conceits and pop cultural tropes remains undimmed.
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- Lucy Mangan
Sarah Dobbs Mar 10, 2017
20 years ago, there was a Chosen One. She stood against the vampires, the demons, and the TV execs… and she saved the world, a lot.
It’s been twenty years since the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer hit our screens. Well, it has if you’re in the Us, anyway – here in the UK, we wouldn’t get to see Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking undead arse until January 1998. But even so: twenty years. Not to do that horrible 'wanna feel old?' thing, but if Buffy were a real person, she’d have celebrated her 36th birthday earlier this year.
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It’s kind of incredible. And with two decades’ worth of hindsight, »
When will Still Star-Crossed debut? ABC boss Channing Dungey recently discussed the status of Shonda Rhime's latest TV series, Deadline reports.Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the period drama "picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate." The cast includes Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs and Dan Hildebrand.Read More… »
11 items from 2017
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