If you thought your high school years were rough, you probably haven’t heard about Buffy Summers, aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Buffy (Sarah Michell Gellar) was an outgoing cheerleader who wanted nothing more than a normal life. She was a typical teenager, full of fashion sense and superficiality. But at 15, she began having dreams of other young women from different periods throughout time, killing supernatural beings. Soon, Buffy learned her fate.
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One in a long line of slayers, Buffy was chosen to defend the world from evil monsters, which is an ongoing battle considering a Hellmouth (a portal to hell) is located right under her school’s library. Even though she wants things to go back to normal, Buffy eventually accepts her destiny. She is guided by a Watcher, who identifies slayers and trains them to become evil-fighting machines.
After getting expelled from her first school due to a nasty encounter with Lothos the vampire king, Buffy transfers to Sunnydale High. There, she meets Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendan) and Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan). Along with her Watcher, Giles (Anthony Head), the group forms the “Core Four”, frequently referred to as the “Scooby Gang”. Throughout the series Buffy deals with things every teenage girl has to deal with, like crushes, but she has a lot more on her plate than the typical high schooler.
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A great series that couples humor with drama and then wraps them both up in the supernatural, it only makes sense that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was conceived by Joss Whedon. The show ran from March 10, 1997 to May 20, 2003, and was wildly popular with four to six million viewers per original airing. Like most of Whedon’s creations, the show has amassed its own special, somewhat cult-like group of fans.
Now go binge-watch some Buffy, and don’t forget to check out these great items from Etsy sellers!
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