It's time for Kelly and Erin to face down season 7! What's wrong with season 7, you ask? Kelly has a handy list to help you figure it out. Yes, the gang's all here--the First, Buffy's job, misguided token representation, toes, the capabilities of Google Docs, Dewey Crowe, lame fights, Kennedy, awful jokes, bizarre misogyny, a continually growing but still distressingly small catalog of laughs, pen tossing, and exasperated sighs. Oh, so many exasperated sighs. And there's a cliffhanger too!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
With the specter of season 7 still looming, the pair elect to lighten things up, and do a deep dive on the other primary GF character: the beloved Tara. What did this character mean to the show and beyond? What was the deal with Dawson and his creek? Thrill, as two straight people try to fumble their way through the many gay issues raised!
Monday, November 21, 2016
At last, Kelly and Erin descend into season 6, for real! No stone is left unturned, no matter how irritating and enraging. It's all here! Abuse! Dumpster sex! Misogyny! Stupid plot lines! Misogyny! The destruction of characters and stakes! In these rageful times, partake of some trivial rage. Don't worry, the musical hardly gets mentioned.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Doom looms upon the horizon, but before Erin and Kelly plunge into the belly of the beast of the later seasons, they decide to bring some light to the affair, and glean through the depths of those seasons to find things that are worthy of praise. In the process, they ruminate on the challenges of a perfect final season, what is commendable in the later seasons, and why they were inevitably drawn back in defiance of the very real pain they endured. Mostly, though, they focus on Selfless, and the sorrow and the fury of Anya. What revelations are held within? Well, there's only one way to find out!
Monday, October 24, 2016
After a schedule adjustment, Erin and Kelly close out their series of guests with Rene Lake of Haunted Grave Books, and her husband Chris. Points of discussion: vampires, Dracula, vampires, vampires, Lie to Me, and then some more vampires. Later, a clever gambit is employed to spare Erin watching the remainder of season 5, as the four discuss what was and might have been of that season. Listen onward!
Friday, October 7, 2016
Part 2 of the pair's epic convo with Ben features something of a twist, as Ben inadvertently adopts the role of moderator, prompting talk to dig deeper and deeper into the nature of the vampire, healing factors, and the history and the richness of the Buffy universe. Kelly and Erin dissect and resect the episode selection process, Ben places characters in order, and so much more. You say you know how the world turns around? Come join us!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The cavalcade of guests and the cavalcade of two-parters continues, as Erin and Kelly are joined by Ben, the secondary subject! Join them as they plum Ben's brain, consider why one might or might not have watched Buffy back in the day, play the team game, reveal how lengthy the gap between recording and release actually is, and many other topics of deep concern. Bonus: Kelly unwittingly coins the term "man-evolent," and no one, not even he, notices.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
In the second act of Erin and Kelly's bifurcated chat with tarot coach extraordinaire Carrie Mallon, the triumphant temporary trio examine such topics as Willow, Faith, The Rules, the New Age scene, Instagrams, shallow dating pools, how we experience the experience of being the Slayer, and other such things until Carrie plays a culmination game, and Kelly and Erin accomplish the astounding feat of crafting a 5 episode list in nearly as many minutes. Join us!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Their project successful, Kelly and Erin celebrate with a special guest for so much Buffy talk, not everything will fit in one episode! The dueling duo are joined by tarot coach Carrie Mallon to dissect what turns out to be her second Buffy experience. Join and listen as fear, girly adolescence, serial killers, 90s hair, banter, favorite moments, Gilmore Girls, Mr. Sarah Michelle Gellar, and so many other topics are discussed while the crew meanders their way through the episodes they watched.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A shocking reversal opens episode 5, as we discuss what ought be our 5th and final episode of our first Buffy viewing! Such a momentous occasion prompts some housecleaning, as we discuss crucial episodes for which we couldn't find room--"The Dark Age," "Bad Girls," and "Fool For Love." Then, with things all dusted and swept, it's down to our final two. But which will they be? Listen, and learn!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Things get contentious as Erin and Kelly discuss how best to represent the show's iconic relationship--the sturm and drang that is Buffy and Angel! Is it even possible to encapsulate their dynamic in an episode? No, it is not. So in which direction will the intrepid duo decide to fail? Take a listen, and hear for yourself!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Season 2 is represented. Season 4 is represented. But what of Buffy's best season, 3? Appropriately, Erin and Kelly turn to this question is episode 3, but will the bounty of that season prove too great? What shocking standards will be turned to in the process of elimination? What yin and yang episodes will the discussion come down to? Listen on to find out!
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Having decided where the evening should end, Kelly and Erin turn their attention to the task of how it should begin. Kelly ruminates on the best foot to put forward, while Erin searches her soul in season 1. Should the first episode be early contender "The Witch?" Is the Die Hard-ism of "School Hard" the most compelling entry? Or should things start on "Halloween?" There's only one way to find out!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
In their inaugural episode, Erin and Kelly outline the task before them, establish a baseline to work from, and go in depth on why "Hush" represents Buffy at its best. Forgive the fluctuations in audio quality.