Author Archives: Hazel

Graduation Day Part 2

I am surprised to say this but I’m relieved that this season is over. The Buffy Angel romance did absolutely nothing for me – and is responsible for the sappiest BtVS moments ever. And sap has to be Brief Encounter … Continue reading

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Graduation Day Part 1

Buffy utterly surrenders the moral high ground as soon as she decides that she should murder Faith to save her “lover”. The fact that she fails to actually kill Faith does not mitigate what she does. This is no Ted … Continue reading

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The Prom

I assume that I will never get “The Prom”. There is plenty to like about it: Joyce isn’t unreasonable, she just asks Angel to think about what he is doing with a teenage girl; Angel’s subsequent nightmare is genuinely horrific; … Continue reading

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Choices

Willow is terribly clever, or at least, academically brilliant. Well, I think she is, the episode is a little unclear on this fact. Wesley was right. Willow (nobody) is worth the lives of thousands. Oz had no right to make … Continue reading

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The Simpson family

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My dad in the army

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James Alexander Simpson 12/12/36-03/03/2014

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Earshot

Danny Strong is great. Somehow, seeing Jonathan in full-on pity me mode, it is rather wonderful to think of Danny’s great success as a scriptwriter. Now, was it in the original script to have the misdirection so blatant? A telescopic … Continue reading

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Enemies

It has been over a year since I last wrote about a Buffy episode. A year since I last watched one. Shocking. I wrote about “Doppelgangland” and then we watched “Enemies” and I didn’t write about it. So imagine something … Continue reading

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Leith New Lines

Leith has had in its past rather a lot of railway lines all of which are defunct. However, the evidence of them is everywhere. Leith New Lines by the Caledonian Railway is an example of how much money there was … Continue reading

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