Buffy Rewatch Part 2

Welcome back to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch. This week we’re covering episodes 3 and 4 of season 1, respectively “The Witch” and “Teacher’s Pet”, wherein parenting is hard, and teenage boys are dumb. As always, these articles will contain spoilers for the entire series runs of Buffy and Angel, so if you haven’t seen them, proceed with caution. All other articles in this series can be found here. That being said, let’s dig in with Sarah, who is summarizing this week.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch S1xE1 & E2

– Rewatch/commentary will be conducted by myself (Ian/Iczorro) and one of my fellow podcasters, Sarah/Superwhovianfreak. We’re going to revisit the episodes, and then tell you what we think of them with the benefit of fuzzy nostalgia and vague memories of future plotlines.

– We’re going to try and get out an article a week with two episodes per article. Once Angel starts up in the episode order, it will likely be the episodes that aired chronologically in-universe. Scheduling will be dependent on how good we are at writing quickly, but for now that’s the plan.

– This and all other posts will contain spoilers for the entire Buffyverse, possibly even including the post-TV graphic novels, or even other properties in the Whedonverse in general. In other words, in the unlikely case that you are watching these properties for the first time, I would suggest waiting on reading these until you’ve gone through them all at least once (well, the two main series at issue, in any case). They’ve been off the air for years, you shouldn’t need a spoiler warning, but we’re just nice like that.

– Because of that, a general foreknowledge of what’s going to happen is assumed. We’ll try to explain things that may not be obvious to the casual watcher, but for the most part we’re going to assume that you guys pretty much know what the deal is.
– There’s likely going to be some fandom type abbreviations as we go along, especially considering the way the Whedonverse impacted American English, but if at any time something we say isn’t clear, feel free to ask us what the hell we’re talking about in the comments. We’re kinda doing this for ourselves, but we also want it to be fun and accessible for others.

Today’s post will cover the first two episodes of season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Welcome to the Hellmouth”, and “The Harvest”, in which we meet/catch up with a harmless blond high schooler from Los Angeles, and Neidermeyer from Animal House is in desperate need of a skincare regimen.

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Marvel’s Runaways

I recently binged the latest offering of Marvel’s many-tentacled universe, Runaways. Confused by the fact that I had to dig up my old Hulu account rather than bask in the warm red glow of Netflix, I started with only mediocre hopes for the show. To be clear, of the writers on this site, I am one of the least comic book experienced. Sure, I’ve read a bunch of Walking Dead, continuing stories from Buffy and Angel, all of Preacher (after watching the first season of AMC’s awesome show), but only after being drawn in by other media. If I like a property enough, I’ll go back and check out it’s origins. Looks like I need to check if Amazon has these books on Kindle.

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Best TV Finales of All Time (In My Opinion)

There are tv shows that touch us. There are tv shows that move us. Some are shows that inform who we are as people.

The problem is, they end. Some end well. Some end in a way that we think “My god, that is correct. That is right. That is how that should have ended.” I’m doing two lists. This second one (well after when I promised it, I know) is those shows. These are the ones that left us crying in happiness, or grinning, or just… satisfied. In no particular order, here are my favorite series finales.

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