This article was obtained from TV Guide, 1997.
By Tom Gliatto
WB (Mondays, 9 p.m. ET)
Once a generation--or so goes the premise of this flip, funny
new series, based on the 1992 movie--one girl in all the world
is born to wage war against vampires. At the moment, she is
Buffy Summers, a cute but moody suburban California teen
who has just arrived at SunnyDale High. Buffy left her last
school over some unpleasantness, presumably involving
vampires, that ended with the gym burning to the ground. But
evil, Buffy quickly learned in the two-hour premiere March
10, is festering here as well, literally just below the lawns and
after-school hangouts. Down in the sewers, a league of
vampires plots to take over the world. Grumpily facing up to
her duty, which can get in the way of establishing a social life,
Buffy is seen trooping off to her bedroom and rummaging
through her stockpile of crucifixes, stakes and holy water.
Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the part (originated by Kristy
Swanson in the movie version) with the right degree of
put-upon resentment, and the cast--including Anthony Stewart
Head as school librarian--is as smooth an ensemble as you
could wish in an hour-long series. The vampires, presided over
by a king bloodsucker (Mark Metcalf) who looks like an
albino rat in a leather bar, are the only disappointment.
Because of his fangs, Metcalf slurps his lines. But, all in all, this
looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
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