The Most Important Episodes Of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

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Vote up the episodes that mattered the most to the series overall.

In 1997 a quirky show premiered on the WB called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the time it was just a series based on a horror comedy from 1992 that hardly anyone watched in the theater; however, it quickly turned into a program that changed the way viewers and critics thought about teen shows and television in general. The series had a unique amount of episodes that broke the format of traditional television storytelling, long before other primetime shows were willing to do something different or high-concept. 

With nearly 200 episodes under its belt, everyone has their favorites of this Joss Whedon must-see, but what are the most important episodes of Buffy? Which episodes take the series about the apex final girl and turn things on their head? If you’ve never watched the show, these are the episodes of Buffy you cannot miss. They defined the series and changed genre storytelling forever.