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You Should Watch “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Here’s Why

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is an iconic TV show from the late 90s that follows Buffy Summers. As a high school girl who also happens to be the Slayer, (the chosen one who alone will stand against the forces of darkness) her life can get quite complicated. The nostalgic show has countless qualities that make it worth the watch, but here are my personal top five reasons why everyone should watch “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

The Gang

Whether you hate them or love them, every character has their moments. And without her team by her side, Buffy couldn’t save the world and turn in her English report the next day! Watching each character grow throughout the show is a wild ride that’s sure to keep you wondering what could possibly be next. 

Forbidden Love

The Slayer is in love with a vampire?! Yep, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the series, Buffy dates a variety of boys, each more mysterious than the last. However, I’ll always be an Angel girl myself… and don’t even get me started on their theme song! *Swoon*


Take you Wardrobe to the Next Level 

Buffy sports some of the most iconic fits of the 90s. From platform sandals to brown satin, you are sure to find a look that resonates with your own. Whether you take inspiration or recreate whole looks, you’ll be ready to kick some blood-sucking ass no matter where you go!

Demons, and Monsters, and Vampires, Oh My

Throughout the series, Buffy faces some pretty scary and tough adversaries. Each episode features a unique problem that she must solve, preferably before the world ends. Along the way, you might even meet some series regulars… cue Spike!  


Be an Insider

If you like pop culture and want something “retro” to call your own, now’s the time to start watching Buffy. Don’t just jump on the bandwagon, start it yourself! Trust me, all your friends will thank you. 


Jenna Bal

Kent State '24

Jenna Bal is a sophomore journalism major with a minors in English and web development. This is her second semester writing for HerCampus and the Burr. When she’s home in Toledo, Jenna enjoys working as a barista and spending time with her younger sisters. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and journaling, and her favorite read is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. After graduation, she hopes to write for a magazine and eventually pursue her master’s degree in library sciences.
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