Friday, March 10, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered twenty years ago. Alanna Bennett looks back on how it changed TV, and Angelica Jade Bastién considers its legacy today. Ira Madison III revisits Buffy's key themes. Creator and showrunner Joss Whedon and Gail Berman, the network exec who helped develop Buffy, are looking back on the series. Maureen Ryan draws lessons about what made Buffy matter from "The Body" episode. David Sims considers how Buffy redefined TV storytelling and paved the way for TV today. Todd VanDerWerff and Caroline Framke say Buffy deserves the same respect The Sopranos gets for transforming TV.