Buffy the Vampire Slayer

TV review by Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Teen vampire series has female role model; sex, violence.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 44 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 143 reviews

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age 18+

Campy fun that misses moral potential

I enjoyed the first season. However, as the "make-out" sessions in season 2 became more protracted, I found it both tedious and worrisome. Was the showing lacking more creative ways to fill the time, or was it selling soft porn to impressionable teenage girls? I suspect the latter. 17 year old Buffy (played by a 21 year old Gellar) gives her virginity away, -- a very poor example to young girls. I am disappointed that common sense parents can be so dismissive, especially considering the character is a minor. I don't find Buffy strong or compelling.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 14+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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