Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Buffy returns to Sunnydale, her relationship with Angel grows deeper and begins to affect her other relationships.
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  1. 1. When She was Bad
    September 14, 1997
    46min
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    English [CC], Español
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    English
    Buffy returns from summer vacation.
  2. 2. Some Assembly Required
    September 21, 1997
    44min
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    English [CC], Español
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    The science club tries to create a girlfriend for a member's dead brother.
  3. 3. School Hard
    September 28, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    English
    Spike arrives and launches an attack against the Slayer.
  4. 4. Inca Mummy Girl
    October 5, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    An Inca princess is accidentally brought back to life.
  5. 5. Reptile Boy
    October 12, 1997
    44min
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    English [CC], Español
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    Buffy and Cordelia are offered up as human sacrifices.
  6. 6. Halloween
    October 26, 1997
    44min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy and her friends turn into whatever Halloween costumes they wear.
  7. 7. Lie to Me
    November 2, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy is lured into trap by vampire wannabes.
  8. 8. The Dark Age
    November 9, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    English
    Giles' past comes back to haunt him.
  9. 9. What's My Line - I
    November 16, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    English
    Spike hires three professional bounty hunters.
  10. 10. What's My Line - II
    November 23, 1997
    44min
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    English [CC], Español
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    Buffy joins forces with a Slayer named Kendra.
  11. 11. Ted
    December 7, 1997
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy's mother is romanced by a computer software salesman.
  12. 12. Bad Eggs
    January 12, 1998
    44min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Willow, Cordelia, Giles and Joyce become drones.
  13. 13. Surprise
    January 19, 1998
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy and Angel must prevent The Judge's resurrection.
  14. 14. Innocence
    January 20, 1998
    45min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy battles The Judge and Angel.
  15. 15. Phases
    January 26, 1998
    44min
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    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Buffy and her friends discover secrets.
  16. 16. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
    February 10, 1998
    45min
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    English [CC], Español
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    A witch puts a love spell on Cordelia.
  17. 17. Passion
    February 23, 1998
    44min
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    Angel steps up his torment of Buffy and her friends.
  18. 18. Killed By Death
    March 3, 1998
    44min
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    Buffy battles a demon in the hospital.
  19. 19. I Only Have Eyes for You
    April 20, 1998
    45min
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    Sunnydale High School is haunted.
  20. 20. Go Fish
    May 5, 1998
    43min
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    English [CC], Español
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    Sunnydale swim team members begin turning up dead.
  21. 21. Becoming - I
    May 12, 1998
    45min
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    English [CC], Español
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    English
    Angel plots to revive an ancient demon.
  22. 22. Becoming - II
    May 19, 1998
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], Español
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    Spike strikes an alliance with Buffy.

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Directors
Joss WhedonJames A. ContnerDavid SolomonDavid GrossmanMichael GershmanBruce Seth GreenNick MarckJames Whitmore Jr.David GreenwaltDavid Semel
Season year
1998
Network
FOX
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Missing audio tracks for episodes 2,4,5,6,8, 9, 10, 11
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This must be a pirated season. There’s no other explanation for not having the actors voice track on the sound track for select episodes. The background music and sound effects play fine. This means someone stole a copy before the tracks were combined or didn’t copy correctly when reproducing this to sell on the black market. I have seen this problem from others who made purchases on Amazon for movies. My device plays everything else just fine and these are the only episodes that don’t play normally. It’s illegal for Amazon to sell pirated copies. If they aren’t pirated then they are certainly defective. I was told they can’t fix it or refund just the problem episodes. Why not? They are making money from their sale. I think consumers should report them when these problems happen to the FCC to investigate fraud. How dare they recfuse refund for a defective product. It’s against their refund policy.
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EllieReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This set is great.
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I received this item quickly and it was packaged well with no damage to it or the container.
I'm a huge, huge, huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. As in, when I'm not feeling good or down in the dumps, my husband knows to just put Buffy on and leave me to wallow. I'll eventually emerge feeling much better.
I'm not sure what happened to the VHS tapes I used to have, but they've managed to go missing long ago. Not that it would matter, since they're obsolete. I had always diverted back to Netflix whenever I wanted to watch my favorite show. However, Netflix has a nasty habit of just randomly dropping a title. Because of this, I'm slowly collecting the DVD sets.
I'll eventually buy one of the special edition box sets, but, for now, I'm enjoying these slim sets that I'm slowly picking up season by season. I like them because they take up little room and fit nicely on my shelf with our other movies and games.
Disclaimer: This should be an Amazon verified purchase. I paid full listing price and did NOT receive this product free or deeply discounted. However, my review is still honest and unbiased. If you found this review to be helpful, I'd appreciate if you would mark it as such. Thanks!
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D. EscaleraReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
BUFFY!!!!!
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I am a die hard Buffy fan and now I have the opportunity to introduce her to my teenage daughter. She was resistant at first, but by the middle of the first season I had her hooked. The second season is probably my favorite. Joss Whedon is an expert at both wit and emotion. The way this season makes us laugh, cringe and experience heartbreak cannot be beat. For anyone who has not experienced the Buffyverse, you must stop what you're doing and check it out now.
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Mysterious FeliniousReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than season 1, but still laying out the groundwork for future seasons.
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The second season of Buffy is a fantastic turnaround from the first. While the first season has a lot of fun, it was really there to introduce the idea of the world, and lay out the basic groundwork for all the characters. In the second season, we see the world expand out from Sunnydale a lot more, see the characters develop personalities to make them more relatable, and get a glimpse of something a bit darker that's coming down the pipe. While having these serious elements, we maintain some of the humor that we enjoyed in the first season, while refining its whimsy into something that you can enjoy as a moody teenager, or as an adult.

*Bonus* For those who are watching the entire season, you may notice references to things that will happen in later season as well!
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Lawrance BernaboReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
The operatic second season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
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I do not consider it hyperbole to talk about the second season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as scaling operatic heights, culminating with the glorious aria of "Becoming, Part 2," which I still relentlesly tout as one of the ten best dramatic hours on television I have ever seen in my life. I have watched a lot of television and have been teaching classes about this topic for over half my life, so I believe I can make a pretty convincing case. We witnesses the potential of this series in Season 1, when creator Joss Whedon held off on the revelation that the mysterious Angel was really a vampire, who just happened to have a soul and loved the Slayer, until half way through the abbreviated first season. In Season 2, we find out just how far true love can go wrong.

Love continues to be a very painful thing for the Scooby Gang, as Cordelia ("Some Assembly Required"), Xander ("Inca Mummy Girl") and Joyce ("Ted"), find out. Then again, prospects look much better for Willow ("Phases"), although we never really do take the Cordelia-Xander romance ("Go Fish") to be anything more than a cosmic joke, which does offer up the delightfully twisted "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" as the exception that proves the rule (footnote: Buffy spends most of the episode as the Buffy rat because Sarah Michelle Gellar was hosting SNL that week). Of the off-arc stories, "Halloween" and "Ted" are clearly the best of the bunch. But when it comes to romance, Buffy and Angel are truly on the road to hell paved with the best of intentions.

It is clear in the season premier episode, "When She Was Bad," that things are different. When Buffy dances seductively with Xander, taunting him with her sexuality, the ante has been upped considerably. The pivotal point in the season comes with episode 13 (of 22), "Surprise," when Buffy unknowingly undoes Angel's curse on the night of her 17th birthday by making love to him. Why the gypsies put in the Faustian (in the Goethe sense) escape clause via the moment of true happiness and contentment is debatable, but the galvanizing effect on the show is truly impressive. When Angelus brutally slays Jenny Calendar in "Passion," leaving her body in a grotesque display for Giles to discover in his bed (while opera music soars in the background), it is the symbolic Hellmouth of the show opening up. The audience is shocked into realizing how bad things can get, only the worst is yet to come. Giles's anger buys him one shot at Angelus, but Buffy has to rescue him. They turn on each other in anger, and Buffy actually slugs him to the ground before they collapse weeping in each other's arms. Buffy tells him, "I can't do this alone," but this proves to be most ironically incorrect.

Clearly Whedon constructs each season around two half-season story arcs. The first half of Season 2 heralds the arrival of Spike and Dru, and the quick departure of "The Annoying One." Of course now we look back and are amazed at what James Marsters has done with the role of Spike, but at this point it is Juliet Landau's ditzy psychotic vampire who provides the flair of the dark side. Whedon brings the first half to a climax in "What's My Line?," the show's first two-parter, where we are introduced to Kendra the Vampire Slayer. It seems Buffy's brief moment of death at the hands of the Master in "Prophecy Girl" has some long reaching implications we only begin to appreciate at this point. But with the return of Angelus everything changes. Spike and Drusilla are trying to reassemble the Judge, a grotesque who cannot be killed "by any weapon forged." Then everybody learns the truth about not only Angel's transformation but also Jenny's betrayal. Thus begins the deadly game of cat and mouse between Angel and his former allies, which culminates in the two parts of "Becoming."

Both parts of "Becoming" are written and directed by Whedon, and represent the apex of his work on the series. When Angeleus opens the portal to Hell, only his blood can close it, but things are not going to be that easy for Buffy. The dramatic culmination contains the best fight sequence (with swords) in a show that prides itself on innovative staging of its fights, and is an ultimately emotionally shattering experience captured beautifully by Sarah Michelle Gellar's slow dissolve into tears while the haunting Sarah McLachlan song "Full of Grace" is played. Joss Whedon had set this moment up from the first episode of the series. It is a payoff usually reserved for the final episode of a series and not simply the end of the second season. "Becoming" is truly an astounding accomplishment in the history of dramatic television and when you watch the entire second season again you can appreciate how brilliantly this shattering conclusion is set up.

The original theatrical film was a teaser, the first season on television was an appetizer, but the second season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was epic and once you see this, whether again or for the first time, you are not going to want to stop here. It was also nice to see that the extras went up a couple of notches for the Season 2 DVD collection, especially since we expect more goodies from Whedon and crew, especially given the high quality of "The Watchers Guide," the show's official companion volumes. There was a lot of thought put into this show, which means any and all insights and looks behind the curtain are greatly appreciated.
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calvinnmeReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
the most outstanding season of any TV series ever
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Season two of Buffy is the finest season of this series and of any television series I have ever seen. With the series renewed for a complete second season, creator Joss Whedon decides to depart from his basic "Monster of the Week" format of season one and present the season in story-arc format. The first part of the season presents vampires Spike and Drusilla as villains, and they are interesting from the moment they are introduced. Spike has brought his vampire mate Drusilla to Sunnydale in search of a mystical cure for her chronic illness. The answer for her cure brings up the issue of Angel's place in both their pasts and indicates the depths of the evil of Angel's unsouled persona, Angelus.

Also throughout the first half of the season, the romance between Buffy and Angel builds. At midseason Angel's "curse" of a soul is lifted and in a surprise twist he is once again the evil unsouled Angelus, perhaps the worst of all vampires ever in existence. Buffy spends the rest of the season dealing with both her guilt over her part in the loss of Angel's soul and her duty to kill Angelus who has the outward appearance and memories of her dearest love, and nothing else. This hesitation on her part causes the death of someone near to the scoobies, and ultimately Buffy decides that it is time to take the fight to Angel. She forms a strange alliance with Spike for the purpose of killing Angel, when she learns that Spike dislikes Angel for reasons of his own. For one he is none too keen about Angel's current plan to cause the end of the world since it turns out that Spike actually enjoys comingling with humans - of course for completely selfish and unsouled reasons. Also, Spike does not like the romantic attention Drusilla has been giving Angel since Angel has lost his soul. This is the first we see of the poetic side of Spike which is investigated much more deeply from season five onward. The final battle is preceded by a "good demon", Whistler, giving Buffy a few words of advice on how to deal with Angel. Buffy responds by telling Whistler not to worry, that she has nothing left to lose. Whistler prophetically tells her after she has already left his presence "Wrong kid, you got one more thing". That last battle between Angel/Angelus and Buffy has a shocking ending, one in which Buffy must make a choice that in many ways colors her viewpoint on life and slaying for the rest of the series.

In addition to this main tragic story arc involving Angel and Buffy, there are other excellent subplots taking place. Willow begins to step away from her daydreams of a romance with Xander and begins a real relationship with Oz, a senior who has his own band and is best described as monosyllabic and devoted to Willow. Xander starts a romance of his own that can only be described as unexpected. Finally, there is the continuation from season one of the relationship between Jenny and Giles that ends abruptly when Giles learns that Jenny has misled him and the scoobies about her true reason for coming to Sunnydale.

It's hard to find a perfect season of television, but this one almost completely fits the bill.
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K. SozaevaReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
What about love?
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In the second season of "Buffy," we begin to see what will become a theme in the Buffyverse - first, no love affair will be allowed to be happy, and second, no matter how close the Scooby gang is to one another, they will never truly allow one another into each other's lives when it counts. Now, I imagine everyone and their uncle has already seen Season Two by now, but if not, be aware there are some spoilers in my review (because I am assuming everyone had seen Season Two by now). But if not - you have been warned.

There is a lot of dissent in Season Two, beginning when Buffy returns from her summer with her father distant, moody and downright Cordelia-esque. It turns out she hasn't quite gotten over the fact that the Master killed her. No sooner does she get that out of her system, then our favorite bad boy and girl arrive on the scene - Spike and Drusilla. Who will ever forget that terrific scene - that awesome car that Spike drives screeching into town, running down the "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign, the door popping open, the boot stepping out, the awesome leather duster, pan up to the blond hair, lighting the cigarette, pan to the face - Spike in vamp face - take a drag on the butt - "Home sweet home" fade to black. Beautiful! There are lots of wonderful scenes with Spike this season - some of the best are right at the end of the season when he has to team up with Buffy "OK, just let me kill this guy . . " Buffy: "Ahem" Spike: "Oh, right . . " Not to mention the precious scene with Spike and Joyce in the living room, both of them sitting there, all uncomfortable, when Joyce turns to Spike and says "You know, you look familiar, have I met you before?" to which Spike replies, all nonchalantly "Oh, you hit me with an axe once, you know, 'stay the hell away from my daughter'" To which Joyce just says "oh, right"

Then there is Kendra, the vampire slayer "check out the mini-Giles" - the Judge "you get the people to safety, I'll take care of the Smurf" - and Angelus making an appearance. Oh, and we can never, ever forget Xander's betrayal of everything by not telling Buffy that Willow was trying the curse again, so that Buffy is forced to kill Angel after his soul is returned to him, sending him to hell and her out of town to try to forget about it.

Basically in Season Two Buffy has to grow up really fast and as I mentioned in the first paragraph she refuses to let anyone else in to try to help her. This is what "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is all about, at the core of it - one girl, in all the world - facing down the demons and monsters, alone - even if those demons and monsters are her own internal ones.
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A. BurchfieldReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best series on television.
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I think I've liked the series since I first saw it in syndication on FX last fall. It has always been so much better than the 1992 movie version starring Kristy Swanson, don't let that mess put you off on watching the series which I honestly think I would've loved even if I'd never seen it on television. Every episode seems to have lots of action (the fight scenes are generally very impressive), humor (at times that can be bizarre to say the least), something for everyone. I find it most impressive that the cast is so well assembled, so perfectly matched, they do a great job on even the strangest of scripts. The stories don't always flow directly one from another although they seem to be linked( sometimes the link can run from one season to the next, even for years)lots of little things to watch for. In 1st season #3 Witch (one of the bizarre humor stories)we first meet Amy, she shows up again in 2nd season #16 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,and in 3rd season and beyond. Her mother ended up trapped inside a cheerleader trophy at the end of Witch, Oz mentions that trophy in #15 Phases (he likes the way the eyes seem to follow you).
I'm not really bothered by the occaisional graininess in night scenes some complain about. The mini-documentaries on disc 6 are pretty good, especially the set tours. I knew that James Marsters was American although I somehow expected him to sound more like Spike. Juliet Landau, also American, is absolutely nothing like Drusilla, seemed very likeable.
My only real complaint is that 7th season will soon be broadcast and we're only up to 2nd on DVD with 3rd due this winter. At Amazon.UK the British viewers can already buy up through 4th season on DVD and about 1/2 of 6th on VHS, why do we have to wait?
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