Thursday 21 September 2017

Moments of brilliance: Buffy Summers was probably the most important, yet most underappreciated, character in recent TV history

All hail Buffy - she brought out the inner feminist in all of us 

It was violent. It was horrifying. It was funny. It was brilliantly written and yet it has been largely forgotten. Anyone who saw the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have sniggered at the idea that such a throw-away flick, most notable for the sight of Donald Sutherland going through the motions while he waited for his cheque to clear, would spawn a TV show which would go on to become one of the most important pieces of television of its generation.

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles during the first presidential debate with Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016 Picture: Reuters

No clear winner, but Hillary scored hits on Trump in bruising debate 

The madness started before the event even began. First there was the sparring over the guests at the first US presidential debate of Campaign 2016. When Donald Trump's billionaire-buddy-turned-nemesis Mark Cuban announced he would sit in the front row to throw the Republican candidate off his game, Trump's team responded by threatening to invite Gennifer Flowers, one of the many women who have accused Bill Clinton of inappropriate sexual shenanigans.