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01 September 2016 @ 04:44 pm
It's not actually AKA that at all, of course, but since the Angel raiding the fridge scene is one of my favourites in the episode, I just decided to call it that. And Angel does eat an awful lot (you know, for someone who usually only drinks blood).

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Evidence

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26 August 2016 @ 01:19 am
We're now reaching a run of some of the strongest episodes, not just of the season but of the whole show. When people complain about S4, they perhaps need to remember this.

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And back to our regular Sunnydale focus:

Pangs - the one in which Buffy made a bear.Collapse )
 
 
Firstly, many apologies for the delay to this post. Hopefully, we're back on schedule now.

Because being on time is very important when you're in the military...

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21 August 2016 @ 10:42 pm
A quick update of what the Great Broody One has been up to in LA since the last crossover. In very short, we keep on coming across a certain law firm, we keep on seeing a blonde policewoman, and Cordelia and Doyle are not wholly hitting it off.

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Quick summaries - apologies if I missed your favourite bit - do feel free to comment about it below.

Angel, like so many Whedon shows, is a little slow in picking up pace: there are an awful lot of talky-talky scenes in these episodes. Yes, there are important themes, especially about Daddy issues (and Mummy issues). One of my favourite lines from early AtS is here: My parents were great. (Grabs stick, vamps out) Tasted a lot like chicken..

Personally I find Kate uninspiring, partly because I don't really rate Elizabeth Rohm's acting. The W&H stuff is building nicely, but is still mostly background. Cordelia and Doyle are doing a Beatrice and Benedict act which might just lead somewhere but is taking its time. Angel is still using pretty much the same expression for all purposes.

I know many rate the spinoff even higher than the original show, but I would argue it's quite a long way from its stride as yet.

Opinions? Comments? Your input is much welcomed before we return to our normal BtVS.

Images are all from Screencapped.net as usual.
 
 
19 August 2016 @ 09:36 am
Just a quick post to apologise for the delay in posting a review of The Initiative. It's coming soon, I promise though I'm not currently able to define 'soon' exactly. Just soon, okay?.
 
 
 
 
11 August 2016 @ 04:23 pm
Mind you, every day in season 4 is Xander's bad shirt day.

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Exhibit 1) The pyjama top

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10 August 2016 @ 02:40 am
It's a Hallowe'en episode, the time when nothing evil stirs. So Giles always claims. You'd think he'd learn.

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First, he's utterly mean to his girlfriend. Then, he hires a paedophile vampire with a serious torture habit to help him get the Gem of Amarra back from Angel (who has been given it by Buffy, via Oz).

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I don't know, Spike. It's like you don't want people to like you, or something.

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The second episode of season 4, in which Buffy undergoes yet another First Year at College rite of passage, coping with the (literal) room mate from hell.

Many thanks to bloodqueen.com and to screencapped.net for the screencaps.

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Looks normal enough, doesn't she?

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27 July 2016 @ 12:34 am
And in many ways back to the beginning. All first episodes of this show are, at heart, about the same thing. Who is Buffy? What is a Slayer? Is it possible to be both, and which comes first?

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24 July 2016 @ 04:26 pm
Hello again.

We promised we'd be back with the BtVS re-watch on fantas_magoria in 2016, and here we are (if rather later than planned).

After a short discussion between your friendly neighbourhood mods, we've decided not to include AtS in our re-watch, except for the crossover episodes, of which there are four in season 1 of AtS and one in season 2. This is in part due to having no clue where to get AtS screencaps, but mostly due to having not enough time to do both shows justice. Sorry if this disappoints anyone.

We aim to post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so see you in a couple of days with the first BtVS season 4 episode, The Freshman.
 
 
01 December 2015 @ 02:07 pm
Hi, everyone.

Just a quick note to let you know that the grand BtVS rewatch is on hiatus until the New Year.

We'll be back in January with season 4. See you then.
 
 
Here, finally, is the last season 3 post in our rewatch. Sorry about the long delay. After this post there will be a hiatus (a planned one this time), while your friendly neighbourhood mods try to work out a posting schedule for season 4.

So, anyway, part 2 begins where part 1 ended.

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Buffy tried to kill Faith in order to save Angel's life, but failed.

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02 November 2015 @ 10:33 pm
And here we are, at the two-part season finale. Everything is about to change: the world might end or the Scoobies might leave school. Who knows which is scarier?

The process of High School graduation is alien to me, as a Brit; we may have a final assembly, quite likely a Leavers’ Ball (sometimes called a Prom these days) but in general we slink away after the last exam, return for Results Day in August, then party or not with our friends. We don’t get diplomas as such, for finishing school, just for the A Level results we’ve achieved, which usually arrive months later and are picked up from school by parents, as the students are likely to be already away at university. If I get things wrong, therefore, I apologise in advance.

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Comments, as always, are craved. Screencaps credit goes to Bloodqueen.com
 
 
You may have noticed that posts on this comm have become somewhat irregular of late. This is because both your friendly neighbourhood mods are a bit short of time at the moment. Still, one post a week is probably more doable for most people anyway. Isn't it?

So, The Prom - one of my favourite season 3 episodes. It signals the end of an era in the show - a final rite of passage before Graduation Day and the end of High School.

Needless to say, for poor Buffy, it also includes violence and trauma.

The violence comes courtesy of this guy.

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Tucker Wells, Andrew's better looking, better known (hey, going by Never Leave Me in season 7, even Spike's heard of him and Spike wasn't even around in season 3) and probably more evil older brother.

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08 October 2015 @ 01:36 am
It is totally my fault that the schedule has been interrupted of late. A new Shakespeare course has sucked all my energy, in a really, really good way, but not helpfully. My apologies to all.

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What worked best for you? Am I selling it short? Comments not just invited but craved.
 
 
24 September 2015 @ 01:52 pm
This is a good episode, even though it's pretty much running around the houses waiting for the Mayor to actually ascend already!

Buffy has an encounter with a demon...

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16 September 2015 @ 01:56 pm
After the tour de force of Doppelgangland, this episode brings us back to the season arc with a bump (and lots of unpleasant stabbing and backstabbing). Not much humour to be found here, except in scenes featuring the Mayor, who is doggedly cheerful throughout...

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Which is not true of all BtVS titles, by any means. This one is great, though.

As is the episode - another comedy masterpiece, featuring the welcome return of...

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03 September 2015 @ 10:59 pm
So, after a really vibrant episode ME tries to calm our expectations, by giving us Consequences.Collapse )
So, your thoughts?


Caps from bloodqueen.com.
 
 
30 August 2015 @ 03:39 pm
So, after a few episodes of meandering around the houses, we're back to the A plot - which is basically the Mayor ticking items off his evil to-do list (literally, in this case), and Buffy's and Faith's troubled relationship.

Oh, and there's this bloke.

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Mr cliched Brit stereotype Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Buffy's and Faith's new Watcher.

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Sorry this post is a bit late. Looks like our regular screencaps site is down for good. So many thanks to bloodqueen.com for stepping into the breach.

So, The Zeppo, another of season 3's many great comedy masterpieces, in which Xander (unknown to anyone) saves the day. Or at least co-saves the day.

After all, if Buffy and co hadn't foiled the latest apocalypse (mostly offscreen but we get glimpses,

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like so

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Hello again. The re-watch is back with a bang - or at least with one of the best, and certainly the most disturbing, episodes of season 3: Helpless. Screencaps this time from the bloodqueen.com, to whom many thanks and all credit, as I couldn't get the usual site to work for me at all.

When I re-watched this, I spent a lot of my time yelling, "Don't do it, Giles!" at the telly.

This is why.

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