Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Date: 1997-2003

Vitals: Buffy Summers is the only person in the world with the power to stop the vampires and other monsters. Oh, actually she's one of two people. No wait, there's a bunch of them. No, actually, there's, like, an army.

Famous names: Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Allison Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, James Marsters, David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Anthony Head

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Crunchy goodness: 5

Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: Angel, in which Buffy's ex gets all noir and tangles with an evil law firm — only to become what he fights.

Elevator pitch: It's like Supergirl meets Dracula — with sprinkles of Valley Girl on top.

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The shit: The nonstop high school-is-hell metaphors never get old.
Too bad the cast does.

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