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March 17 2017

TV's 15 best musical episodes, ranked. #1 will come as no surprise to Whedonites.

March 15 2017

Buffy at 20: Ranking the seasons. That season you like the best is still number one in your heart.

March 13 2017

Why MTV's Sweet/Vicious must be saved. "Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be familiar with the sight of two powerful, pint-size young women handing out beat downs to villainous bad guys, punctuating their punches with wry quips."

March 11 2017

Buffy video games ranked from best to worst. Someone needs to re-release the top two for the mobile market.
Torchwood Boy watches Buffy for the first time. A young Brit (real name, Alex) who makes reaction videos on YouTube, takes a look at this whole Buffy thing everyone's talking about, starting with the pilot, Welcome to the Hellmouth. NSFW: Contains some adult language, due to his genuine reactions.
Anatomy of a Perfect Pilot - Welcome to the Hellmouth. Meredith Borders of Birth.Movies.Death. writes on the structure of that first episode, and how it serves as a perfect introduction for the series to come.

March 10 2017

Tony Head on why Buffy was a feminist parable for everyone - including him. Another great 'Buffy at 20' article.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB 20 years ago today. The Guardian reminds us why the TV show was so good and meant so much to a lot of people. As does Den of Geek, Gizmodo Australia, Salon, The Telegraph, IGN, Paste Magazine, New Statesman, Radio Times, The Independent, US Weekly, and Vulture. And if you've missed some of the previous 'Buffy at 20' coverage posted at Whedonesque, then check out our Slayer20 tag.

March 09 2017

Joss Whedon looks back at Buffy. This is a great Joss penned overview of the show from start to finish.
'Buffy' at 20: 13 Key players on how it changed TV and why there shouldn't be a revival. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with James Marsters, Nick Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, Tony Head, Emma Caulfield, Danny Strong, Amber Benson, Kristine Sutherland, Eliza Dushku, Gail Berman, David Greenwalt, and David Fury to talk all about Buffy.
13 TV shows to watch if you miss Buffy. Good recommendations via Vulture, but some obvious staples are missing.
The villains on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed just how pervasive misogyny can be. Alyssa Rosenberg explains how the villains of Buffy are "a field guide to misogyny."

March 07 2017

We should thank Buffy for today's 'Golden Age' of television. BBC retrospective because of the 20th anniversary.
James Marsters shares the secrets of his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some nice anecdotes to be had in this Myspace interview.

March 06 2017

Seventeen bizarre Buffy collectibles that will slay you. Never did get the Buffy Tongue Painter Chupa Chups.
Every episode of Buffy ranked. This is a Paste Magazine list and, like most lists linked to here, is not legally binding.
A slayer's lineage: 9 pop culture precusors to Buffy. In honor of Buffy's 20th anniversary, The A.V. Club cites various works that influenced and/or paved the way for the show's creation.

March 05 2017

The top ten underrated Buffy episodes. As a Yahoo! writer puts it "here's to the unsung greats, the ones people don't tend to talk about".

March 04 2017

The New York Times is looking for your Buffy fan fic. No, really.

March 03 2017

The top 20 Buffy the Vampire Slayer quotes. This is actually a really good video to watch.

March 02 2017

LURK: A Fray Fan Film arrives online just in time for Buffy's 20th anniversary. The short film is based on Joss's comic series about a futuristic vampire slayer named Melaka Fray.

February 28 2017

Dark Horse to bring out a second Buffy Adult Coloring Book. This time you'll get to color in "Big Bads & Monsters".

February 25 2017

15 reasons why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the most underrated TV show ever. Expect lots more of these types of articles as the 20th anniversary approaches.

February 23 2017

The 15 funniest episodes of Buffy. The most contentious list we've ever had here (probably).

February 19 2017

What 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' would look like if it were written by 4 famous authors. The authors Bustle pick are Haruki Murakami, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, and Roxane Gay.

February 14 2017

The 10 best Valentine’s Day TV episodes. USA Today includes the Buffy episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" on their list with the caveat "It's funny until it's not funny at all". Digital Spy features the episode on their 'you're better off single' list.

February 11 2017

"Maybe the only time I that I cried in earnest at narrative television was on Buffy". SNL alum (and current King George on Hamilton) Taran Killam tells Stephen Colbert on The Late Show about his fanboy reaction to meeting Sarah Michelle Gellar backstage after a performance of Hamilton. More...

January 26 2017

See Buffy episodes of your choice on the big screen for free in New York and Los Angeles. David Bushman from the Paley Center posted details on our Facebook page about how to get a private screening for your family and friends.
TV's 8 most moving reunions, guaranteed to make you cry. Well maybe cry. Your mileage may vary.
'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" book.

January 25 2017

Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Screenqueens looks at the sound design of 'The Body' and 'Hush'.

January 22 2017

'Fray' fan film to be released next month. Backers of 'LURK: A Fray Fan Film' received an update from the filmmakers saying the project will release on February 15th.

January 19 2017

Happy birthday Buffy Summers! They say she saved the world. A lot. More...

January 15 2017

The parallel lives of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Olivia Pope. Like Scandal and BtVS? Then this is the article for you. If you've never seen Scandal, then read it anyway. It's always nice to see comparisons between Buffy and other shows.

January 06 2017

CBR.com ranks the 20 most important episodes of Buffy. Another list for discussion and argument.
'Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of BtVS & Angel' is also out this year. The 20th anniversary tie-ins keep rolling in. This book promises us "candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics and cast members". More...
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse' will be out this year. This book is by Nancy Holder and Lisa Clancy. According to Amazon.com it'll be out on September 26th.

January 02 2017

Tom Lenk bares it all for New Year's photo. The Buffy actor is well-known for his celebrity parody photo shoots.

December 30 2016

Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! Celebrate with a gift to THRIVEGulu.

December 25 2016

Nine best classic sci-fi TV episodes for the holidays. Is 'Amends' on the list? Yes it is.

December 19 2016

Why Buffy still matters 19 years on. A nostalgic article about Buffy the Vampire Slayer triggered by the Buffy marathon held on Saturday at the Sydney Opera House for BingeFest.

December 18 2016

D.B. Woodside talks about Buffy and working with Joss Whedon. This is from The A.V. Club's Random Roles series which looks at actors' memorable roles.

December 08 2016

Buffy casting director shares behind-the-scenes stories. The latest episode of Big Bad Buffy Interviews has Marcia Schulman talking about her time on the show.

November 18 2016

Big Bad Buffy Interviews chats to David Fury about his time on Buffy. This is their second podcast interview, the first one is with Kristine Sutherland.

November 16 2016

Insight Editions to bring out new Buffy merchandise for the show's 20th anniversary next year. Amazon has listings for a Stationery Set and a Vampyr Hardcover Ruled Journal.

November 13 2016

32 fascinating behind the scenes facts about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Things that you probably already know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer from being a member here, and maybe some that you don't know, and some I'm not convinced are true.

November 10 2016

The ten funniest TV dramas. Buffy on the list? Of course.

November 06 2016

Revisiting 'Once More, With Feeling' on its 15th anniversary. On this day in 2001, UPN aired one of the best ever TV episodes of all time.

November 03 2016

The floor plans for Buffy's house. Courtesy of Homes.com.
Five life lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Discover what a man learn from her skills.

November 02 2016

Thirty of TV's most triumphant, heartening moments. Two classic Buffy scenes feature on this Den of Geek list.

October 29 2016

Buffy and Angel Complete Series Boxsets are on sale today at Amazon.com. Buffy is going for $48.99 and Angel $39.99. Ideal Xmas presents.

October 16 2016

Buffy Summers is one of Entertainment Weekly's 50 most powerful superheroes. Characters were rated in Cultural Impact, Bankability, Design, Modern Relevance, Mythology, Nemeses, Originality, Personality, and Powers categories. Buffy beat quite a lot of well known names.

October 15 2016

Ten reasons why Angel is better than Buffy. Controversial, maybe.

October 14 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the forgotten greatest comic story. Den of Geek reveals its love for the Jane Espenson penned tale "Reunion".

October 06 2016

The 12 best worst poets on TV. Den of Geek celebrates National Poetry Day in the UK and yes, Spike is on the list.

September 29 2016

Gail Berman, Buffy's executive producer, hopes that we'll see more Buffy. She said "I would love that. It's really up to Joss." More...

September 09 2016

Tony Head talks about missing his family when he played Giles on Buffy. He's currently doing promotional work for his new movie "The Brother" which comes out in the UK next week.

September 06 2016

Why 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' was the best possible name for that show. This is an excerpt from Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz's new book "TV (THE BOOK): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time".

August 20 2016

Demons in the Internet: Buffy and the timelessness of abuse. A Mary Sue writer talks about identifying with what happened to Willow in the Buffy episode "I, Robot... You, Jane".

August 16 2016

Tony Head's horse from Buffy The Vampire Slayer has passed away. Otto appeared in the Buffy Season 7 premiere.

August 12 2016

Buffy, "The Gift", and the Avoidance of Choice. Was Buffy's self-sacrifice at the end of Season 5 a deus ex machina?

August 08 2016

Fall in love again with the romances of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There were some epic stories.

August 05 2016

A review of "I'm Buffy and You're History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism". Naomi Alderman in The Spectator calls Patricia Pender's book "a very laudable addition" to Buffy academia.
Rock-horror: how Buffy the Vampire Slayer's music continues to draw blood. The Guardian looks at the show's tunes.

July 31 2016

Buffy Summers: Third-Wave Feminist Icon. According to The Atlantic, "the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer illuminates the many promises and predicaments of a contemporary movement".

July 07 2016

Think you know your Buffy The Vampire Slayer season finale episodes? Well do you? You might think you do. More...

June 30 2016

All 12 seasons of Buffy and Angel, ranked from worst to best. A list that almost no one will agree with. If that's the case then let's hear your rankings.

June 20 2016

The 50 best TV shows ever. As voted for by the readers of Empire Magazine. Why is [insert name of show] not on the list? It didn't get enough votes. Democracy, eh?

June 16 2016

New official Buffy board game is coming soon. "Our motto when developing the game was, "make every time the game is played feel like an episode of the television show"."

May 26 2016

"My words stayed in folders": life as a fandom lurker. Elizabeth Minkel of the NewsStatesman tells of how becoming a Buffy fan led her to lurking in online fandom communities.
Twelve must-see Buffy episodes to watch before the show leaves Netflix UK. Slightly different from the usual Buffy episode lists.

May 22 2016

Thirteen years on: what happened to the Buffy spin-offs? A run-down of all the potential Buffyverse TV and film spin-offs that never came to pass (sadly).

May 11 2016

What's the greatest TV drama of the 21st century? - a poll. It's a great way to find out which show has the most active fanbase.

May 05 2016

Revisiting Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body," for Mother's Day. Thoughtful stuff from Paste Magazine.

April 28 2016

Twenty-five greatest superheroes. Buffy Summers lands at #3 on Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Superheroes countdown.

April 26 2016

If Buffy The Vampire Slayer was on TV today. The Tinder gag is inspired.

March 30 2016

Humble Bundle: Buffy and Angel comics. Humble Bundle have a large selection of Buffy and Angel comics available as bundles. Good if you don't already have them. Offer expires in a little under 2 weeks.
Happy Birthday to Juliet Landau! Our vampire seer turns 50 today!!

March 28 2016

Twenty-three of Buffy Summers' most iconic lines. What are your choices?

March 23 2016

10 vital storytelling lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A list by Charlie Jane Anders, author and io9 editor.
Buffy cast (partially) reunited. The media has been feeling nostalgic for Buffy after Charisma Carpenter shared her pics with Nick Brendon and James Marsters.

March 18 2016

Batman is most compatible with Buffy claims dating agency. No word on who Angel is compatible with.

March 02 2016

Are you ready for the hardest Buffy The Vampire Slayer quiz ever? It's not really the hardest Buffy quiz ever. But it passes the time nicely.

February 22 2016

Chris Carter's Millennium is the Angel to The X-Files' Buffy. In which Vulture tries to compare the two franchises and makes a decent job of it.

February 20 2016

Buffy and Angel complete series boxsets are Amazon.com's Deal of the Day. There's bound to be at least one person reading this site who has never seen the two shows.

February 12 2016

Who do you 'ship? AV Club writers detail the characters they wish would get together/stay together in their favorite TV series.

February 09 2016

Pivot to air a Valentine's Day marathon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. Mostly Spuffy eps (sorry Bangel fans).

February 08 2016

The second comic book of 'Buffy: The High School Years' gets listed on Amazon. Kel McDonald, who wrote Angel & Faith Season 10 #15, is named as the author. Yishan Li, who illustrated the first book, is the artist.

January 29 2016

Seven hidden gems from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1. Love for 'The Puppet Show' is always a good thing.

January 28 2016

The resurgence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Back when the show ended in 2003, some of its detractors said that no one would be discussing Buffy after a little while. This Mary Sue article reminds us why that didn't happen.

January 27 2016

The most searched '90s shows. Is Buffy on the list? Yes it is.

January 25 2016

TV Episodes About School Shootings - sadly still relevant. Huffington Post looks at how different shows have handled school shootings, including Buffy's "Earshot."

January 23 2016

We know which "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain you are. This BuzzFeed quiz makes a bold claim.

January 21 2016

Friends as family: how Buffy keeps the Scooby spirit alive. "Since 1997 Buffy has epitomized the notion that we create our own family with our closest friends."

January 19 2016

Ranking the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' birthday episodes. All because Buffy turned 35 today. comiXolgy are doing a sale on the Buffy comic books to mark the occasion.

January 16 2016

The cold, hard stats of vampire comedies. A deconstruction of over 60 years of vampire comedy films (including the original Buffy film).

January 14 2016

The 20 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. "This is how many best-of Buffy lists for us now?" "Oh, uh, well six, at least. Feels like a hundred."

January 07 2016

Why Game of Thrones and Jessica Jones owe Buffy Season 5 a debt. Inverse says Buffy laid the groundwork for today's genre TV.

December 30 2015

Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! You know her best as Faith, Echo or, quite possibly, Eliza Dushku! Celebrate soulfully with a gift to THRIVEGulu.

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