17 TV Shows About the Afterlife That’ll Have You Pondering Life & Death
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spoiler alert: after the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) dies and this time it sticks. Well, sort of. One hundred and forty-seven days later, she’s brought back to live — much to her dismay. Most TV shows about the afterlife don’t tackle the idea that the afterlife might actually be better than life itself. It turns out, Buffy was (of course) in heaven due to all her good deeds on earth. Her friends, unfortunately, assumed she was trapped in a hell dimension and bring her back to suffer on Earth. Buffy explores her feelings and emotional state after being ripped from a beautiful afterlife and brought back into an f’d up world. The idea that there is something incredible waiting for us after death makes this an assuring storyline, despite the toll it takes on our favorite Slayer!