The first four books are police procedurals with a pinch of magic and a side order of demons—all kinds of demons. By book 5, the action has moved to the demon realm, where the villains are just as crazy, but much more powerful than those in the mortal realm. In this world, there are 12 species, or levels, of demons who live, not in Hell, but in a realm separate from mortal Earth.
The demon world is ruled by the 11 demonic lords, who can be compared to demi-gods. The heroine of the series is Kara Gillian, a homicide detective in small-town Beaulac, Louisiana think Bon Temps plus demons minus vampires. Kara is also a newbie summoner—a mortal who can call forth demons. The demons in this series are interesting—not at all like the demons from hell in most paranormal fiction. Don't get me wrong, though, many of these demons are not at all friendly, and some are evil through and through.
The humor of the series comes in the interplay among the characters—lots of sarcasm and some light profanity, which also makes the dialogue very realistic. My only quibble with the series is that we have to wait a whole year between books. You almost have to go back and skim through the previous book to catch yourself up on the story line.
Rhyzkahl himself is also a leading character. Kara first summons him by mistake in book 1 when she is trying to summon a lesser demon, but Rhyzkahl takes a liking to Kara and works his way into her life—especially her sex life, to the consternation of Ryan Kristoff , her would-be boyfriend. Ryan and Zachary "Zack" Garner are FBI agents, and they partner up with Kara on a multi-level police task force that handles all of the woo-woo cases in southern Louisiana.
Ryan provides a succinct summary of Kara's life at one point when he says, "Is it the usual? Life in danger, world ending, nasty magic creatures running around unchecked? Homicide detective with the Beaulac, LA police. She's a summoner of demons from another realm.
Snarky and quick witted, she has more than her fair share of courage, especially when angry. She possesses the unique ability to summon a demon lord without assistance. Bio : Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.
Why me? The company produced Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight with forty issues from March to January , picking up where the television show left off—taking the place of an eighth canonical season.
Dark Horse continued to publish Buffy comics continuing the story after the television show until September when they released the final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve which intended to bring closure to the series. Following the end of Dark Horse's Buffy series, Boom!
Studios acquired the license to publish Buffy comics. Taking a different approach from Dark Horse, Boom! Studios decided to publish a new rebooted Buffy series in with many elements updated to be more contemporary. Studio's approach to rebooting Buffy has been stylistically compared to the Ultimate Marvel series by the creators.
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Pocket Books hold the license to produce Buffy novels , of which they have published more than sixty since These sometimes flesh out background information on characters; for example, Go Ask Malice details the events that lead up to Faith arriving in Sunnydale. Five official Buffy video games have been released on portable and home consoles. The popularity of Buffy and Angel has led to attempts to develop more on-screen ventures in the fictional 'Buffyverse'.
These projects remain undeveloped and may never be greenlit. Buffy: The Animated Series was a proposed animated TV show based on Buffy ; Whedon and Jeph Loeb were to be executive producers for the show, and most of the cast from Buffy were to return to voice their characters. A three-minute pilot was completed in but was never picked up. Whedon revealed to The Hollywood Reporter : "We just could not find a home for it. We had six or seven hilarious scripts from our own staff — and nobody wanted it.
Ripper was originally a proposed television show based upon the character of Rupert Giles portrayed by Anthony Stewart Head. In , a year after the first public discussions on Buffy: The Animated Series and Ripper , Buffy was nearing its end. Espenson has said that during this time spinoffs were discussed, "I think Marti talked with Joss about Slayer School and Tim Minear talked with him about Faith on a motorcycle.
I assume there was some back-and-forth pitching. Dushku declined the pitch for a Buffyverse TV series based on Faith and instead agreed to a deal to produce Tru Calling. Dushku explained to IGN : "It would have been a really hard thing to do, and not that I would not have been up for a challenge, but with it coming on immediately following Buffy , I think that those would have been really big boots to fill.
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It would have been Faith, probably on a motorcycle, crossing the earth, trying to find her place in the world. Finally, during the summer of after the end of Angel , a movie about Spike was proposed. In September , Sci-Fi Wire ran an interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar in which she said she would not rule out returning to her most iconic role: "Never say never", she said. You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that [the] audience can accept that, [and] I'd probably be there.
Those are what my hesitations are. Buffy is notable for attracting the interest of scholars of popular culture, as a subset of popular culture studies , and some academic settings include the show as a topic of literary study and analysis. Critics have emerged in response to the academic attention the series has received. For example, Jes Battis, who authored Blood Relations in Buffy and Angel , admits that study of the Buffyverse "invokes an uneasy combination of enthusiasm and ire" and meets "a certain amount of disdain from within the halls of the academy".
The Whedon Studies Association produces the online academic journal Slayage and sponsors a biennial academic conference on the works of Whedon. The popularity of Buffy has led to websites, online discussion forums, works of Buffy fan fiction and several unofficial fan-made productions.
The series, which employed pop culture references as a frequent humorous device, has itself become a frequent pop culture reference in video games, comics and television shows and has been frequently parodied and spoofed.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has participated in several parody sketches, including a Saturday Night Live sketch in which the Slayer is relocated to the Seinfeld universe,  and adding her voice to an episode of Robot Chicken that parodied a would-be eighth season of Buffy. In March in honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 20th-anniversary, Entertainment Weekly reunited Joss Whedon and the whole cast for their first joint interview and photo shoot in over a decade.
Buffy helped put The WB on the ratings map, but by the time the series landed on UPN in , viewing figures had fallen.
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The series' high came during the third season, with 5. This was probably due to the fact that both Gellar and Hannigan had hit movies out during the season Cruel Intentions and American Pie respectively. The series' low was in season one at 3. The show's series finale " Chosen " pulled in a season high of 4. Because of this, The WB ordered a full season of 22 episodes for the series' second season.
Beginning with the episode " Innocence ", which was watched by 8. With its new timeslot on The WB, the show quickly climbed to the top of The WB ratings and became one of their highest-rated shows for the remainder of its time on the network. The show always placed in the top 3, usually only coming in behind 7th Heaven. Between seasons three and five, Buffy flip-flopped with Dawson's Creek and Charmed as the network's second highest-rated show. While it was still one of the highest rated shows on their network, The WB felt that the show had already peaked and was not worth giving a salary increase to the cast and crew.
UPN on the other hand had strong faith in the series and picked it up for a two-season renewal. The relaunching had an effect, as the season premiere attracted the second highest rating of the series, with 7. Its effect on programming was quickly evident. Autumn saw several new shows going into production in the U. Bryan Fuller , the creator of Dead Like Me , said that " Buffy showed that young women could be in situations that were both fantastic and relatable, and instead of shunting women off to the side, it puts them at the center.
Several Buffy alumni have gone on to write for or create other shows. Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council complained of efforts to "deluge their young viewing audiences with adult themes". Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the episode " Hush ", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue. It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards, winning a total of three Emmys.
However, snubs in lead Emmy categories resulted in outrage among TV critics and the decision by the academy to hold a tribute event in honor of the series after it had gone off the air in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the television series. For the film, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer film.
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