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The 11 Most Groundbreaking Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes

In every generation, there is a chosen one ...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is undeniably one of the most groundbreaking teen genre series of all time. From its very first episode in 1997, Buffy turned the traditional "dumb blonde" damsel in distress trope on its head, portraying Buffy as a formidable warrior who had the unique ability to save Sunnydale from the forces of darkness. The show, which ran on the WB and then UPN from 1997 to 2003, changed our understanding of what it means to be a hero.

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All Seven Harry Potter Books, Ranked

Every Harry Potter book is magical—some more so than others.

While I love each and every precious book in this series as if it were my first-born child, when it comes down to it, not every Potter book is created equal. Like it or not, some installments of the series clearly rise to the top, while others float quietly towards the bottom. Although the hierarchy of Harry Potter books is in many ways subjective, I feel there are some undeniable flaws and successes that can be used to rank the series from worst to best.

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