'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'(1997-2003)
Joss Whedon created one of the great cult TV series of all time by rendering the tumultuous teenage years as a life-and-death battle with supernatural forces - young lust being at the top of those high-stakes emotions. For a girl who was divinely chosen to combat evil spirits, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) sure has a soft spot for vampires. First, there was her stormy affair with the soul-scarred Angel (David Boreanaz), to whom she lost her virginity. Like a typical guy, he turned distant and cruel afterward - due to the effects of a gypsy curse. Later, he redeemed himself by helping Buffy save the world, only to let her go so she could fulfill her destiny. Then there was the sneering Spike (James Marsters), who started out as Buffy's enemy, joined her side, then embarked on a tempestuous affair with the young demon-killer, before eventually winning her affection.