Buffy The Vampire Slayer – by R.


Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a young high school girl just moved to the small town of Sunnydale, expelled from previous school for having started a fire in the gym; in its justification l ’ the building was full of vampires. Buffy is not a girl like any other, is the Slayer, the chosen generation to fight vampires, demons and every other kind of monsters. But it's also the one who breaks the rules are typical of its role, by being in various missions to accompany a loyal group of friends (the Scooby Gang) and a damned vampire.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Marc Blucas.

Created by: Joss Whedon

Airing: 1997-2003

Buffy The Vampire Slayer has its origins in the ’ produced in film 1992 from the same series creator Joss Whedon, but it's this show that the character gets great worldwide success. The series has been aired in fact 5 years on the American channel The WB and UPN for the last two seasons, becoming the show probably stronger than the Warner Brothers network and creating a spin off on additional Lord ’, tormented love Buffy, Angel. Still, a 12 years after conclusion, chasing rumors of a possible film that brings to life the character of Sarah Michelle Gellar, but so far no concrete steps have been taken.


The strength of Buffy is the metaphor used by Whedon as a basic idea of the series: "High school as a horror movie", a concept in which we all find ourselves. The Sunnydale High is located on the mouth of Hell ’, becoming then the gravitational Center of the various evil creatures that threaten the human race. The monsters that Buffy must face episode after episode are a metaphor for the difficulties and fears with which every young person must struggle in his teens and allowing it to mature: the relationship with parents, sex, l ’ homosexuality are just a few examples. But the series lasts for 7 years allowing us to see a true and profound evolution of Buffy, as a young girl and a little’ ditzy woman who must take responsibility. As it goes on the Slayer's enemies become stronger, but at the same time increase the complications in his personal life, making choices and facing increasingly heavy sacrifices, because this is the meaning of "get big". Those who like me has started to see Buffy all ’ the beginning of adolescence has grown with her, sharing the experiences typical of that stage of life that decreed the difficult transition in the "adult world".


The first season is mostly episodic that allows us to know the protagonist and his world and the backdrop of the fight against the first major villain, the master. Later he attends to a more fluid structure, with the storyline spread along the episodes, they have to be well developed and giving way to an intense evolution of all players, aspect that contributes to audience retention and consequently to the success of the show. The importance of ’ from supporting characters is demonstrated also by the ’ mentioned in the series spin-off, dedicated to the vampire with the soul ’, Angel (David Boreanaz, Bones) and where they go to join other friends of the Slayer. The ’ story love affair between Buffy and Angel can be considered the progenitor of many human-vampire couples then created between cinema and tv.


The show has also given many details and episodes among the most appreciated in the television landscape: the musical episode (Once More, With Feeling, 6×07), that was the inspiration for other important series; as well as an episode (Hush, 4×10) in which the protagonists have not uttered the word for the majority of the time. Buffy melee action, horror, teen drama with a perfectly balanced touch of comedy, where the supernatural aspect ’ has a deeper meaning that apparently. Trouble to call it a series about vampires, Buffy The Vampire Slayer It is a journey into a phase of life that we all have to deal with and as Buffy reminds us at the end of the fifth season "The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live".


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