Episode 67 – The Pleasure Principle

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×5 Beer Bad and Doctor Who 5×5 Flesh and Stone

Beer Bad

Written by Tracey Forbes; Directed by David Solomon

Some spiked beer sets Buffy and her fellow students free to indulge in their basest urges.

  • Is “Beer Bad” all that bad?
  • The moral of the week
  • Impulses and desires
  • Riley and Parker
  • The Willow-Oz-Veruca triangle
  • Pretension and class conflict
Flesh and Stone

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Adam Smith

The Doctor and his friends climb through the crashed Byzantium pursued by Weeping Angels and the mysterious crack in time. Discussion points include:

  • Amy gets frisky with the Doctor
  • The Crack, erased memories, and unwritten time
  • Amy’s trust in the Doctor
  • The Angels bend the rules
  • River’s crime and incarceration
  • Callbacks and parallels to past episodes

Next time:  Doctor Who 5×6 The Vampires of Venice and Angel 1×5 Rm w/ a Vu.

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About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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