Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a television series that was broadcasted from the 10th of March, 1997 to the 20th of May, 2003 on the WB and UPN television networks. It is a supernatural drama that was created by director Joss Whedon in 1997, and it was produced by Mutant Enemy Productions. The series relates the adventures of Buffy Summers, who is a Slayer. Slayers are young women who are chosen by fate to fight against demons, vampires, and other forces of evil. Buffy has an assistant and mentor called the Watcher, who teaches her various skills that are needed to defeat vampires.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set in a fictional town called Sunnydale, which is supposedly located in California. The characters in the series attend Sunnydale High School, and the school library is the place where the “Hellmouth”, gateway to the world of demons, is located. The exterior set of Sunnydale was located on Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica, California, and the high school in the series’ first three seasons was Torrance High School in the town of Torrance, California. Several cemeteries and a nightclub in the series, as well as Buffy’s home were also located in Torrance.

The series begins with Buffy moving to Sunnydale, a small town that is situated on top of the gateway to hell. Soon, she finds herself getting involved in various high school activities, such as cheerleading and partying, but she also comes to realize that she is the “Chosen One”, whose destiny is to slay vampires and demons. At first, she considers her extraordinary powers as an imposition, but later on, she learns to embrace her role as a warrior against the forces of evil. In her quest to vanquish vampires, she is assisted by a group of friends, who are collectively known as the “Scooby Gang”. After three years in high school, Buffy starts to attend college, and her friends begin to develop supernatural powers of their own. Together, they become more efficient in battling vampires and demons, and the constant fighting culminated in the destruction of Hellmouth in the final season.

The main character of the series is Buffy Summers, who was played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, and her teacher, Rupert Giles the Watcher, was portrayed by Anthony Stewart Head. Other important characters in the series include Buffy’s mother, Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland); Buffy’s sister, Dawn Summers (Michelle Trachtenberg); Buffy’s friends, Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendon) and Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan); vampire with soul, Angel (David Boreanaz); and Buffy’s allies, Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter), Daniel Osbourne (Seth Green), Anya (Emma Caulfield), Spike (James Marster), Robin Wood (D. B. Woodside), Riley Finn (Marc Blucas), and Andrew Wells (Tom Lenk).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a highly successful series, with the third season reaching more than 5.3 million viewers. The series became one of the most popular shows on the WB Television Network, and it continued to be a favorite among young viewers after it moved to the UPN Network. Buffy the Vampire Slayer also inspired many spin-offs in different media, including the Angel television series, Buffy companion books, Buffy collectible card game, Buffy/Angel magazines, and the Buffy role-playing game.