She may have sired oodles of slayers, but Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home, ''season 8,'' finds Buffy wielding stakes again. With buddy Xander in tow as a task-force leader, our quip-smart superheroine faces a new Big Bad from the not-so-distant past.
For Fans of...
The 1997-2003 TV series.
Does It Deliver?
Series creator Whedon effectively sucks devotees back into his Hellmouth. A-