Buffy is one of those shows that scratches all sorts of genre itches: sci-fi/fantasy, teen drama, action-comedy, even musical. It’s a story about teen vampires, but it’s so layered and smart, it has inspired its own field of academic study. To increase your own credibility as a scholar of television (and your understanding of arguments that involve Angel and Spike), it’s worth watching in full. Seven seasons, 106 hours.
Streaming on Netflix and Hulu. Available for purchase on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.