Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It had been foretold...

"Into each generation a Slayer is born. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One. One born with the strength and skill to fight the vampires, to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers."

For every vampire in the world, there is a Slayer. The Slayer Code: Destroy all vampires with the obligatory aid of super strength, fighting ability and an acute and intense gift of timing-think of it as being bitten by a radioactive spider minus the leotard. It’s not only vampires, however, that these warriors have chosen the responsibility to annihilate. They also have to time-out demons, monsters and just about every other kind of nasty that can come to mind. When a Slayer times a creature out, it doesn’t entail making them stand in a corner. Usually, the end result is a heinously bloody slaughter, sometimes accompanied by one of today’s hottest bands. With the aid of a Watcher-who trains and looks out for each Slayer-these superhuman do-gooders have been known mostly to lurk in the shadows alone, following their prey-the bloodsucking undead. As you can imagine, these heroes have an unhealthy expiration date…most don’t live to see past 20.

Welcome to Sunnydale...

Essentially ground zero for all things naughty, Sunnydale, California was built on top of an Indian Burial Ground…no, wait, Hellmouth: a portal to a rotted dimension that just about every slag wants to unlock and unleash hell on Earth.

Coincidentally, in 1997, Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers moved to Sunnydale with her mother Joyce to get her away from her previous school in LA after her parents divorced. You see, under the guidance of a Watcher named Merrick (who had an incredible likeness to a mulleted vamp in a film called Lost Boys), our heroine torched her school’s gymnasium during a slayfest against a bunch of overbites. Don’t worry; we haven't heard much about any repercussions from the incident or the movie therein. Let’s just forget it happened and move on.

With the aid of her loyal comrades, Willow, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Spike and her sister Dawn, the Buffster has dispelled many worthy foes including; The Master, the Anointed One, Adam, Faith and Glory. As dedicated as she is, Buffy still tries to find the time to deal with the trivialness of college life. Unfortunately, her love life isn’t with frat boys and the like…it seems that even after dating the vamp Angel that she might become romantically involved with one William the Bloody.

One’s strength can only truly be judged by their conviction and dedication to their calling, their prophecy, their fate and their gift. Proving that she was indeed the truest of Slayers, Buffy Anne Summers gave her life to obstruct evil’s Glory for the Dawn of our world’s salvation. Although the Slayer lore warned that most Slayers don't live to see 20, Buffy was an exception...but not by much.

It's a grave new world. Prepare yourself for resurrection and retribution.


A centuries-old vampire cursed with a conscience, Angel (David Boreanaz, Valentine) has taken up residence in Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Between pervasive evil and countless temptations lurking beneath the city's glittery facade, L.A. has proven to be the ideal address for a fallen vampire looking to save a few lost souls and, in turn, perhaps redeem his own.

Now airing on Wednesday nights, the series follows Angel as he battles for the lives of innocents. Last season, Angel's tortured centuries-long relationship with the beautiful vampire Darla (Julie Benz, Jawbreaker) resulted in the birth of a son, Connor (Vincent Kartheiser, The Unsaid). Relishing his new role as a father, Angel was devastated when Connor was kidnapped and raised in a dark dimension from which he returned as a teenager bent on destroying Angel. Connor has already brought his father to new extremes of love and grief, and his continued presence this season will test Angel's human compassion as well as his capacity for evil.

One of the loyal friends aiding Angel on his path to redemption, Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) has been at Angel's side since he arrived in L.A., and her visions direct the group to those in danger. Though they both resisted it as long as possible, Angel and Cordelia were about to confess their love for each other when they were torn apart by Connor's treachery and Cordelia's sudden disappearance at the request of the mysterious "Powers that Be."

For many years, Angel depended on the knowledge and intellect of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), a fallen Watcher who was tricked into helping Connor's kidnappers take the boy. Angel's rage at what he can only see as an act of betrayal led to a terrible attempt at vengeance and Wesley's banishment from the group.

Now that Cordelia has vanished, Wesley is an outcast and The Host (newcomer Andy Hallet) has departed for a gig in Las Vegas, Angel's friends have dwindled to the streetwise renegade vampire hunter Charles Gunn (J. August Richards, The Temptations) and his newfound love Winifred "Fred" Burkle (newcomer Amy Acker) who was rescued from another dimension and has become a trusted member of the group.

Whedon and David Greenwalt created the series and serve as executive producers along with Gail Berman, Fran Rubel Kuzui and Kaz Kuzui. Angel is a Mutant Enemy, Inc., David Greenwalt Productions and Kuzui/Sandollar production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Created by Joss Whedon in 1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ANGEL have become two of the most popular shows on network tv.Buffy has just finished it's seventh and last season on UPN.ANGEL it's spinoff is still going stong on The WB.