'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

A light and diverting 1992 romantic comedy that is as high-spirited, undeniably silly and not particularly deep as its teen-age protagonist. Each generation, it seems, has its own designated vampire slayer, a nubile young woman, ignorant of her task, who needs to be initiated into the mysteries of stake placement and the like. Enter born-to-shop Buffy (Kristy Swanson, pictured), an ace cheerleader for Hemery High (Fox Monday at 8 p.m.).

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