Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×15 I Was Made to Love You and Doctor Who 9×5 The Girl Who Died
I Was Made to Love You
Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by James A. Contner
Buffy and the gang confront a lonely inventor and his robotic girlfriend. Discussion points include:
- Espenson comedy with a dramatic twist
- Monster of the week: Warren or April?
- Is the episode dated?
- Anya’s robotic quirkiness
- Spike orders himself a Buffy doll
- Night and day gods
The Girl Who Died
Written by Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat; Directed by Ed Bazalgette
The Doctor and Clara are captured by a band of medieval Vikings and encounter a strange girl. Discussion points includes:
- The Harry Potter vibe
- Tidal waves and ripples
- “Immortality is everybody else dying”
- Opportunity for new life
- Silliness and subversion
- Bad luck and foresight
Next time: Doctor Who 9×6 The Woman Who Lived and Angel 2×15 Reprise.