Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a television show on The WB (and later UPN), created by Joss Whedon and starring the Sarah Michelle Gellar-bot and Anthony Stewart Head, which offered a gritty, hard-hitting look at the problems facing modern teenagers and twentysomethings: namely, vampires, demons, and extradimensional monsters. It was reportedly inspired by true-life events in the town of Sunnydale, California. It notably launched the acting career of James Marsters and his cheekbones.

Much beloved by its increasingly terrifying fans, Buffy provided audiences with five years of witty dialogue, unexpected plotting, and appealing characters throughout its seven-year run.