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Buffy hush

  1. 1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush <ul><li>Horror on Television </li></ul>
  2. 2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer <ul><li>A cult TV show that ran for seven seasons, based on an unsuccessful movie of the same name. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer <ul><ul><li>Plot revolves around an average girl with superhuman powers, chosen to save the world from vampires, demons and the occasional apocalypse </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Has help from a circle of “normal” friends.
  5. 5. Cast <ul><li>Buffy : Fairly average girl with superhuman strength. Dating Riley Finn who does not know about her identity. </li></ul><ul><li>Willow : Buffy’s best friend. Somewhat nerdy. Becoming a witch. </li></ul><ul><li>Xander : Another close friend. No magic powers. Dating Anya. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cast <ul><li>Giles : Buffy’s “watcher.” A mentor and teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Riley : A new character. T.A. for Buffy and Willow’s psych. class. Works for a special branch of the military (secret identity. Buffy doesn’t know). </li></ul><ul><li>Tara: New character on the show. Also a witch. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cast <ul><li>Anya: Former demon who is having trouble with social interaction because she’s “newly human.” Dating Xander. </li></ul><ul><li>Spike: Former villain (vampire) who was captured by the military. They put a chip in his head so he can’t hurt humans. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reasons for Success <ul><li>Witty Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance of cliches and formulaic plots </li></ul><ul><li>Well-developed characters </li></ul><ul><li>Blend of horror, humor, and drama </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reasons for Success <ul><li>Demons and dangers work on two levels: </li></ul><ul><li>1) They are entertaining at the superficial level but </li></ul><ul><li>2) The demons represent the psychological demons that young people face every day </li></ul>

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