Episode 15 – Do You See Anything You Like?

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×2 Some Assembly Required and Doctor Who 2×0 The Christmas Invasion

Some Assembly Required

Written by David Tyron King; Directed by Bruce Seth Green

Buffy and the gang investigate a series of grave robberies in Sunnydale.  Discussion points include:

  • The Monster of the Week and Frankenstein’s Monster
  • “Love makes you do the wacky”
  • The lure of the unattainable
  • Chris and Eric: The real monsters
  • The endless cycle of unrequited love
  • Poor, misunderstood Cordy
The Christmas Invasion

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by James Hawes

The newly regenerated Tenth Doctor recovers from his traumatic transformation while Rose struggles to come to terms with his new identity. Discussion Points Include:

  • The Doctor’s difficult regeneration and the “15 Hour Rule”
  • The stages of grief and Rose as audience surrogate
  • “Rude and not ginger”: Who is the Tenth Doctor?
  • TARDISy points
  • Harriet Jones and Torchwood
  • The new Doctor: Introducing David Tennant as number Ten

A note on viewing order:  Make sure you watch this short episode before “The Christmas Invasion.”

Next time: Doctor Who 2×1 New Earth and Buffy 2×3 School Hard.

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About Katherine Sas

I graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. I'm a student of all things arts and humanities, in particular Tolkien, the Inklings, and the fantastic and imaginative tradition in storytelling.

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