Kristen Baldwin
November 19, 1999 AT 05:00 AM EST

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sunnydale High Yearbook

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
genre
Television, Nonfiction

We gave it a C-

The selling of The WB‘s sharpest drama continues, thanks to this bloodless addition to the ever-expanding Buffy library. More a vehicle for ”32 pages of full-color photos!” than anything else, Yearbook offers a slew of fictionalized write-ups about characters and places that are, in most cases, only tangentially related to the show (e.g., bios of the two blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em characters who beat Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy and Charisma Carpenter’s Cordelia in the homecoming-queen competition). Ultimately, Yearbook scrapes the bottom of the trivia sarcophagus: Even having seen every episode, I couldn’t place some of the so-called key references, like the endless rosters of Sunnydale’s sports teams. About as informative as a rerun—and not nearly as entertaining. C-

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