Buffy the Vampire Slayer, An Introduction
So, are you new to the Buffyverse? Do you have absolutely no idea what this site is all about?
This site is an online tribute to Joss Whedon's cult TV series Buffy the vampire Slayer. Created in 1996 and inspired by a less-than-groundbreaking movie, also titled 'Buffy the vampire Slayer', this show basically tells the story of a sixteen year-old vampire Slayer named Buffy.
Vampire? Buffy? WTF?
Of course that brief description does no justice whatsoever to this one-of-a kind show. Aired for seven years (1996 - 2003), the series depicts a young teenager fighting to come to terms with her life and growing-up. The regular demons and feelings every teenager goes through are brought to life in the form of actual demons.
Buffy was one of the first shows to bring forth a strong, independant female lead character. The cute blonde girl is no longer savagely murdered in a dark alley - she fights back, and bloody well kicks her attackers arse. The writers really put the emphasis on how special and unique each character is. You don't need to fit in, be cool or 'normal' to be worthwhile.
Every step of growing up is featured on the show: friendship, authority, love, sex, school, jobs, emancipation, although with an evil twist - evil twist made possible by the detailled and extensive universe created around the show. Demons are often inspired by mythology and folklore, which make them all the more tangible.
The show all wins by its well-written lovable characters. At least once they remind you of yourself, or someone you know, and viewers become deeply attached to them (you just have to check out the reactions of the fanbase whenever the writers kill someone off!).
It's not just about a hot blonde chick beating up overly made-up guys. It's a show about life, and how hard it is to grow up.