Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Welcome to the Hellmouth 

When teen vampire slayer Buffy tries to start a new life at Sunnydale High, she discovers that the school sits atop a demonic dimensional portal.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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The Master
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Boy (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
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Buffy Summers just moved with her mom from L.A. (where she set fire to the school gym) to Sunnydale, which is alas experiencing a plague of vampirism. She meets nerd Willow Rosenberg, soft-cool skateboarder Xander Harris and his mate Jesse McNally, fashionable snooty Cordelia Chase and the somewhat creepy new, British librarian Rupert Giles. When a corpse with bite-marks is found in a locker, she realizes but refuses to acknowledge that her vampire-killing past is catching up with her and keeps Giles, her watcher (trainer), at arms-length, but is stalked by Angel who refers to the hell-mouth. Finally her destiny kicks in... Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

The Master has a name which goes unused on the show but was mentioned in the script: Heinrich Joseph Nest. See more »

Goofs

In the first classroom scene when Buffy doesn't have her own textbook, she shares Cordelia's. The teacher asks them open to page 63, but Cordelia opens the book almost at the beginning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darla: Are you sure this is a good idea?
Darla's Victim: It's a great idea. Now come on.
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Connections

References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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My favourite beginning!
25 March 2017 | by (Fife, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was 14 when this started, and watched it the whole way through. Of all the ways to start this...well this couldn't be more perfect! If you like the supernatural than watch this, it truly won't disappoint, and as a beginning of 7 series it really doesn't disappoint! It lets you in to what's to come - there's MUCH more to come!


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