10. The Pack (Season 1, episode 6)
‘The Pack’ was the episode that saw Xander and several other students become possessed by the spirit of a demonic pack of hyenas. The attempt to make a point about bullying by having Xander fall in with the bad crowd at school was interesting, especially his interactions with Buffy and Willow. However, ultimately, this episode is just a little too difficult to watch, and the ending just isn’t that great.
Despite this list, Buffy remains firmly at the top as one of my all-time favorite shows EVER.
Yes, this list proves that Buffy wasn’t always at its peak every single week, but no show ever is. Every show has its moments where you question a character’s actions or the direction of the show because of a certain episode- it’s what fans do. We question everything, we order characters and episodes into a list of our favorites, and we do it because we love and care for the show so much. It’s the people that stick with a show through its worst that are its true fans, and in my opinion, Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always remain a firm fan favorite.