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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 10, 1997
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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  • Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, David Boreanaz
  • Summary: 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.
    Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires. With
    the help of her close friends, Willow (Alyson Hannigan), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and her Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), she balances slaying, family, friendships, and relationships.
    For five years Buffy slayed vampires on the WB; then for her last two seasons she went to UPN.
    Theme music by Nerf Herder.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 12, 2013
    100
    No show this side of Seinfeld loves the language of conversation (the wisecrack, the pun, the withering retort, and the muttered aside) as much. ... Week in and week out, Buffy just slays me.
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  1. Mar 20, 2013
    9
    One of my favorite seasons. Season three just improves in every aspect. The writing, the characters, the effects. Plus this season really comes to a spectacular finale. Season 3 is where I truly fell in love with the show as this is where it really shines to what it is capable of. If the show had ended here it would have worked, I would have been devastated but at least it would be a high point with almost everything wrapped up in a neat little bow. Overall: The show just keeps getting better and better. Season 3 outshines everything so far. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    9
    Another fantastic season and the season where everything came together as a whole. It ties up the high school years of the show with a bang. The villain is The Mayor, played by Harry Groener and he is fantastic, managing to be both hillarious and threatening the same time. The season also introduces Faith, another slayer played by Eliza Duskhu and she provides a very interesting alternative to Buffy.

    I don't think this series quite hit the heights that the second season in terms of its main storyline but it is very, very consistent with few if any bad episodes. The highlights for me were the episode 'Consequences', which deals with the aftermath of killing a person, 'Dobblegangland' which shows what Sunnydale would have been like had Buffy never moved there and 'The Zeppo', which focuses on a day in the life of Xander while the rest of the cast are trying to stop the end of the world.
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