There’s a reason you’ll find Buffy the Vampire Slayer on almost every ‘best TV shows of all time’ list going. After six years and seven seasons on air, Buffy managed to change television forever by blending the supernatural with themes of growing up in a truly unique way. As a result, the show – which first aired in 1997 – offers a different kind of scary that’s as relatable now as it was then, and remains a perfect Halloween watch.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer follows the titular Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a Slayer who’s trying to balance saving the world with getting through high school. However, she’s not alone and has some help from her friends Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon), as well as school librarian Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) who leads a double as a Watcher – a kind of Slayer trainer.