Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Before "Twilight" beguiled a billion teen-age hearts and "True Blood" took over Louisiana and Sunday night ratings, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" rescued seriously besieged Sunnydale, California, from werewolves, vampires, zombies, and random undead. Created by uber-vamp writer-producer Joss Whedon, who felt profoundly disappointed with the film version of his original premise, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" helped the fledgling WB network hold its own against "the big 4," and it made Sarah Michlelle Gellar a tween and teen icon. In each episode, Buffy and her posse of slayers known as "the Scooby gang," follow sage advice from The Watcher as they banish fearful creatures from their otherwise peaceful and perfect suburb. Whedon insisted, "The supernatural elements in the series stood as metaphors personal anxieties associated with adolescence and young adulthood." Whedon's allegories may have been lost under cute teen fashions, but the dramas' substance attracted critics' attention, earning the show 3 Emmy Awards and a tribute show from the Television Academy when it left the air in 2003.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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