Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 243 – So, Are We All, Like, Mates, Then?

Episodes discussed: Angel 5×1 Conviction and Class 1×1 For Tonight We Might Die

Time Stamp: Class starts 1:03:00

Conviction

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Angel and co. take over the Wolfram & Hart LA branch. Discussion points include:

  • Angel: The procedural
  • Working with the system
  • Who and what is Eve?
  • Gunn’s new role
  • Working gal Harmony
  • Warring factions within Wolfram & Hart
For Tonight We Might Die

Written by Patrick Ness; Directed by Ed Bazalgette

The Doctor charges a teacher and a group of students of keeping an eye on the alien activity at Coal Hill School. Discussion points include:

  • Spinning off with Patrick Ness
  • Buffy shout-outs galore
  • Is Class derivative?
  • Darkness and the intended audience

Next time: Class 1×2 The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo and Angel 5×2 Just Rewards.

Episode 242 – Letting Go is So, So Hard

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who Series 10 & Buffy Season 7 Recaps.

Time Stamp: Buffy starts 1:17:15

Doctor Who Series 10 Recap

We wrap up our discussion of Series 10 and look at the broader themes and character development of the Moffat and Capaldi eras. Discussion points include:

  • A less celebrated era?
  • Series 10: arcs vs. episodes
  • The evolution of the Twelfth Doctor
  • The Doctor who moved on
  • Bill and Clara
  • Looking forward to the next era
Buffy Season 7 Recap

We wrap up our discussion of Season 7 and look at the broader themes and character development of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a whole.Discussion points include:

  • Buffy‘s legacy
  • Comedy and tragedy with Anya and Andrew
  • Have our perspectives changed?
  • Cultural impact
  • Buffyspeak lives on
  • The story continues (elsewhere)

Next time: Angel 5×1 Conviction and Class 1×1 For Tonight We Might Die.

Episode 241 – So What Do You Guys Wanna Do Tomorrow?

Episodes discussed: Buffy 7×22 Chosen

Chosen

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy and the Scoobies face the First in their final showdown in Sunnydale.  Discussion points include:

  • Getting to the end
  • What do we want in a series finale?
  • Evil is never really defeated
  • Buffy refuses to commit
  • Sharing the power
  • Even Joss can’t ruin Buffy
  • Spike and Willow: Hero and goddess
  • Robin and Faith
  • Anya and Andrew
  • “There’s one in Cleveland…”

Next time: The big Buffy and Doctor Who Recap.