Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Buffy and Spike #6 in Romance Hall of Fame Sci-Fi TV Couples Category

Like so many who find themselves numbed by their day to day existence, Buffy Summers’ search for a way to feel alive again eventually led her into the arms of a “bad boy.” Although not feelings in their purest form, like those she experienced with first love Angel (who will make an appearance later on in the countdown) fans witnessed over the years as revulsion between two former enemies turned into respect and lust transformed into a surprisingly tender love which ultimately renewed both their souls.

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Actually I think Buffy and Spike were the Most Romantic Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Couple. Spike had a connection and feeling towards Buffy that Angel could never have. There was friction and tenderness between them. Spike and Buffy should have been the ultimate couple at the end of the series. Angel was too angelic and Spike had character.– Johnny

I really enjoyed watching these two on screen. Spike is very mysterious and sexy, Buffy strong and sexy. They made the screen light up.– Cathy

Passionate!– Katharine

Because they belong together even though Buffy didn’t want to admit to it!– Marie


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Sarah Michelle Gellar— Best known for portraying Sunnydale’s slayer Buffy Summers, the blonde beauty made the leap on to the big screen with another band of Scoobies for two full-length features based on the perpetually popular Saturday morning cartoon, Scooby Doo. Familiar with the fright genre after seven years of vanquishing vamps, Gellar would go on to star in an American remake of the Japanese horror hit The Grudge, and will soon appear on the silver screen as the lead in the cinematic adaptation of the Paulo Coelho novel, Veronika Decides To Die. The wife of actor Freddie Prinze Jr., the actress will soon add the title of Mother to her long list of accomplishments.

James Marsters— His stint as Spike having served him well, both on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and a reprisal of the role on the show’s spin-off series Angel, the American actor would continue in the sci-fi vein with appearances in Smallville and Torchwood. A love of music is also in Marsters’ blood, as anyone who has seen the Buffy episode “Once More, With Feeling” can attest. Once a member fo the band Ghost of the Robot, the TV heartthrob now performs as a solo act.

David Boreanaz— A five-season future on his own spin-off series Angel followed actor David Boreanaz after his final bow on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Today the star can be seen fighting crime as the all too human Seeley Booth in the series Bones.

Alyson Hannigan— After her years as witch Willow Rosenberg, Hannigan now hones her comedic skills in the CBS series How I Met Your Mother.

Anthony Head— His role as Watcher Giles at an end, the British thespian has since made appearances in another sci-fi cult hit, Doctor Who. Head is currently starring in the Britcom Free Agents.

Take a walk down memory lane by watching the episode “School Hard,” Spike’s first appearance on Buffy The Vampire Slayer:

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