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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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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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Joss Whedon
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ...  Buffy Summers / ... 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Nicholas Brendon ...  Xander Harris 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Alyson Hannigan ...  Willow Rosenberg 144 episodes, 1997-2003
Anthony Head ...  Rupert Giles 123 episodes, 1997-2003
James Marsters ...  Spike 97 episodes, 1997-2003
Emma Caulfield Ford ...  Anya 85 episodes, 1998-2003
Michelle Trachtenberg ...  Dawn Summers 66 episodes, 2000-2003
David Boreanaz ...  Angel / ... 59 episodes, 1997-2003
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Storyline

"In every generation there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer." Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a "normal girl", she can not escape from her destiny... Thankfully, she is not alone in her quest to save the world, as she has the help of her friends, the hilarious (and surprisingly quite effective) evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang". Together, Buffy & co. will slay their demons, survive one apocalypse after another, attend high school and college... and above all, understand that growing up can truly be Hell sometimes... literally. Written by m_starling

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(144 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the fourth season intros, one of the flashing scenes at the end shows a Bringer, which doesn't appear until season seven as a regular character. However, the first appearance of the Bringers, and the First Evil, is in season three's episode "Amends", hence the appearance of the Bringers in the credits pre-season seven. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, in episodes with 'good' Angel, Angel does not have a reflection in windows and mirrors. This is explained as it being due to the fact that he is a vampire. Vampires do not cast a reflection as they do not have souls; however, as Angel has a soul he should therefore cast a reflection. See more »

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Xander Harris: [to Anya, after he caught her having sex with Spike at the Magic Box] I look at you, and I feel sick.
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Crazy Credits

Season 4 final credits include this disclaimer: "UC Sunnydale" is a fictitious university. Any similarity to an actual university is purely coincidental. No representations, warranties, or characterizations of any type regarding any actual university including any named "UC Sunnydale" or "University of California at Sunnydale" are intended and none should be inferred. See more »

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. See more »

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Remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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Defies Expectations
4 October 2016 | by indigotipSee all my reviews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has an odd name. It looks like it has cheese. Unfortunately, some people are even put off because it was produced in the 90s. Please don't let any of these things get in the way of watching this show (like me :C). The humor is on point and self-aware, the heroine is awesome, and even though I'm only starting the second season, I can say with confidence that this show is GOOD. Plus, Giles is the best. If you don't know what I mean by "Giles is the best," it's obviously time that you watch the show, learn why, and then agree with me wholeheartedly.

Sure, there's some cheese, but it's good cheese... like in pizza! Everyone loves pizza. For me, it only makes the show more entertaining. Sure, some of the production values are a little... but don't let that stop you from loving the show just like you'd love Doctor Who (dare I say the first couple seasons of Smallville?) or some of the other low-budget shows with terrible special effects!

But wait! There's more! This show itself is a commentary on high school life (and life in general). The villains and conflicts that the heroine encounters are all representative of problems that someone might encounter in real life. There's a depth to the content that just isn't there in many other shows out there. If you watch the show, you'll see what I mean. It's terribly subtle, the way I'm hinting at you to watch the show, isn't it?


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