Buffy the Vampire Slayer
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Buffy the Vampire Slayer an American cult television series that initially aired from March 10 1997 until May 20 2003. It was created by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions. The series narrative follows Buffy Anne Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness as the Slayer. Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the "Scooby Gang."
- sympathetic vampire trope