Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) is my favorite television show, ever. Although it started slowly and the first season and a half weren't stellar, the series matured into something brilliant as well as unique. The ultimate in mixed genres, Buffy successfully combined horror, comedy, satire, romance, and melodrama. And it has, in my opinion, the wittiest dialogue ever, period. People are still discovering Buffy, and will continue to discover Buffy. It's a classic.

Buffy is the reason I became obsessed with reviewing television shows. Without Buffy, this site might not be here at all. Thank you, Joss Whedon.

These reviews were (mostly) written during the run of the show, and posted on three web sites, now defunct.

Season One

1.1 Welcome to the Hellmouth
1.2 The Harvest
1.3 Witch
1.4 Teacher's Pet
1.5 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
1.6 The Pack
1.7 Angel
1.8 I Robot, You Jane
1.9 The Puppet Show
1.10 Nightmares
1.11 Out of Mind, Out of Sight
1.12 Prophecy Girl

Season Two

2.1 When She Was Bad
2.2 Some Assembly Required
2.3 School Hard
2.4 Inca Mummy Girl
2.5 Reptile Boy
2.6 Halloween
2.7 Lie to Me
2.8 The Dark Age
2.9 What's My Line? Part 1
2.10 What's My Line? Part 2
2.11 Ted
2.12 Bad Eggs
2.13 Surprise
2.14 Innocence
2.15 Phases
2.16 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
2.17 Passion
2.18 Killed by Death
2.19 I Only Have Eyes for You
2.20 Go Fish
2.21 Becoming, Part 1
2.22 Becoming, Part 2

Season Three

3.1 Anne
3.2 Dead Man's Party
3.3 Faith, Hope & Trick
3.4 Beauty and the Beasts
3.5 Homecoming
3.6 Band Candy
3.7 Revelations
3.8 Lovers Walk
3.9 The Wish
3.10 Amends
3.11 Gingerbread
3.12 Helpless
3.13 The Zeppo
3.14 Bad Girls
3.15 Consequences
3.16 Doppelgangland
3.17 Enemies
3.18 Earshot
3.19 Choices
3.20 The Prom
3.21 Graduation Day, Part 1
3.22 Graduation Day, Part 2

Season Four

4.1 The Freshman
4.2 Living Conditions
4.3 The Harsh Light of Day
4.4 Fear Itself
4.5 Beer Bad
4.6 Wild at Heart
4.7 The Initiative
4.8 Pangs
4.9 Something Blue
4.10 Hush
4.11 Doomed
4.12 A New Man
4.13 The I in Team
4.14 Goodbye Iowa
4.15 This Year's Girl
4.16 Who Are You?
4.17 Superstar
4.18 Where the Wild Things Are
4.19 New Moon Rising
4.20 The Yoko Factor
4.21 Primeval
4.22 Restless
"Restless" from a Seventh Season Perspective

Season Five

5.1 Buffy vs. Dracula
5.2 Real Me
5.3 The Replacement
5.4 Out of My Mind
5.5 No Place Like Home
5.6 Family
5.7 Fool for Love
5.8 Shadow
5.9 Listening to Fear
5.10 Into the Woods
5.11 Triangle
5.12 Checkpoint
5.13 Blood Ties
5.14 Crush
5.15 I Was Made to Love You
5.16 The Body
5.17 Forever
5.18 Intervention
5.19 Tough Love
5.20 Spiral
5.21 The Weight of the World
5.22 The Gift

Season Six

6.1 Bargaining, Part 1
6.2 Bargaining, Part 2
6.3 After Life
6.4 Flooded
6.5 Life Serial
6.6 All the Way
6.7 Once More, with Feeling
6.8 Tabula Rasa
6.9 Smashed
6.10 Wrecked
6.11 Gone
6.12 Doublemeat Palace
6.13 Dead Things
6.14 Older and Far Away
6.15 As You Were
6.16 Hell's Bells
6.17 Normal Again
6.18 Entropy
6.19 Seeing Red
6.20 Villains
6.21 Two to Go
6.22 Grave

Season Seven

7.1 Lessons
7.2 Beneath You
7.3 Same Time, Same Place
7.4 Help
7.5 Selfless
7.6 Him
7.7 Conversations with Dead People
7.8 Sleeper
7.9 Never Leave Me
7.10 Bring on the Night
7.11 Showtime
7.12 Potential
7.13 The Killer in Me
7.14 First Date
7.15 Get It Done
7.16 Storyteller
7.17 Lies My Parents Told Me
7.18 Dirty Girls
7.19 Empty Places
7.20 Touched
7.21 End of Days
7.22 Chosen

Buffy season eight reviews (comics)

Buffy quotes

I compiled quotes for every Buffy episode as I was reviewing it; they're at the bottom of each review. But I also did a series of articles entitled Buffy Quotes for Every Occasion that featured Buffy quotes organized by topic.

Buffy Quotes Part 1. Everyday Conversation
Buffy Quotes Part 2. Gender Roles
Buffy Quotes Part 3. Fashion
Buffy Quotes Part 4. Librarianship
Buffy Quotes Part 5. The Perils of Dating
Buffy Quotes Part 6. Holidays
Buffy Quotes Part 7. Religion
Buffy Quotes Part 8. History and Literature

Articles

Buffy's Near Classics by Lamounier
Willow and Tara Live On by Lamounier
A Discussion about Inconsistencies and Fashion in Buffy the Vampire Slayer by the Agents of DOUX
A Few Random Thoughts About Buffy, Twenty Years Later by the Agents of DOUX
Buffy Season Six: Stupendous or Stinky? by Victoria and Juliette
My Personal Relationship with Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Billie Doux
Doux News: February 28, 2016 (an article about shipping on Buffy, The X-Files, and The Walking Dead)
Buffy season one: Spoilers and Foreshadowing
Buffy season two: Spoilers and Foreshadowing
Buffy season three: Spoilers and Foreshadowing
Buffy season four: Spoilers and Foreshadowing
Buffy season five: Spoilers and Foreshadowing
The 2013 Buffy Re-Watch
Buffy/Angel Crossover Guide
Holiday Gift Guide: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Buffy movie reboot: Not Without Joss Whedon
Who is your favorite Buffy character?
Our Very Own Buffy and Angel Location Tour with Tara Bennett
Interview with Buffy author, Nikki Stafford
Interview with the Subway Slayer, April Weeden-Washington
Emma Caulfield, Juliet Landau and Elizabeth Anne Allen in Santa Barbara
Joss Whedon, Amber Benson and Michelle Trachtenberg at Tower Records
The Buffy/Angel Opinion Poll

Related Links

Angel Reviews by Billie Doux
High Stakes 2004: Whedon Fans for Kerry
Joss Whedon Chat Thread

Cast

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers)
Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris)
Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg)
Anthony Head (Rupert Giles)
James Marsters (Spike)
Emma Caulfield (Anya)
David Boreanaz (Angel)
Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase)
Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers)
Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers)
Amber Benson (Tara Maclay)
Julie Benz (Darla)
Juliet Landau (Drusilla)
Seth Green (Oz)
Marc Blucas (Riley Finn)
Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Pryce)
Robia LaMorte (Jenny Calendar)
Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall)