Graveyard Shift

All Of The Behind-The-Scenes Drama From 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' And 'Angel'

How do you properly describe Buffy the Vampire Slayer? On the one hand, it's a teen horror series about a girl who has supernatural abilities; on the other, it's an intense exploration of the existential crises of growing up. It's a cult classic that has touched millions of lives. Buffy and its Joss Whedon-created sister series, Angel, have fans around the world who'll take a stake to the chest for these shows.

However, many people are unaware of all the internal drama that occurred behind the scenes of Angel and Buffy. Not only was there in-fighting, but there were alleged affairs, crew members posting on fan sites, and longtime characters written off on a whim. 

It's hard to make a TV show - let alone seven seasons of a program - with the same people day in and out. During the height of Buffy and Angel, Whedon and company were making two shows at the same time, and though they were creatively flourishing, everyone was at odds. The following stories prove that you don't have to be friends with your team members to make great art - and really, you don't even have to be a good person.