Category Archives: Buffy Season 1

Prophecy Girl

This episode is so good. As much as I do like the rest of S1, this really is a massive step up in quality. Everything has more meaning, more depth, more resonance and, overall, it is as rich as a … Continue reading

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight

I swear there was more of Clea DuVall in this. She's the main reason I like this episode along with the brilliant Cordelia character development. It has a very X-Files ending which I didn't mind but I'm glad they stayed … Continue reading

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Nightmares

I'm puzzled that some people recommend that Buffy virgins should skip S1 and start with S2. It's not as if S2 doesn't have a good selection of clunkers and, in order to get episodes as good as "Innocence" and "Passion", … Continue reading

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The Puppet Show

Why is there a public phone backstage in Sunnydale High? This was a fine MOTW episode with strong dialogue and a superb first appearance by Armin Shimerman as Principal Snyder. Buffy forgets to put on her trousers a couple of … Continue reading

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I Robot… You Jane

I don't care what many people think because in this instance, I simply don't care about the derivative story. It's not that bad and it doesn't get in the way of the fact that the dialogue in this episode is … Continue reading

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Angel

Buffy spares Angel despite the fact that she had no reason to think he wasn’t in the process of murdering her mother. At the very least there should have been a fight from which he escaped but he was only … Continue reading

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The Pack

The best episode so far but it fails to deal adequately with its disturbing material: teenagers EAT their headmaster and Xander tries to RAPE Buffy (and is unbearably cruel to Willow). Like the Cordelia demon pregnancy in Angel (“Expecting”), it … Continue reading

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Never Kill a Boy on a First Date

I think this is a strong episode but something isn’t quite clicking yet for the creative team. There are good ideas and some very funny moments but it’s all failing to come together because the execution is poor e.g. where … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Pet

The last act of this is pretty dire concluding with Buffy‘s best forgotten cliffhanger. Based on this, the best way to keep the young men of Sunnydale from blabbing about the demons would be to blackmail them about their virginity. … Continue reading

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Witch

Apparently this is called “Witch” and not “The Witch”, well, well. Despite not knowing its true title for so long, nevertheless this is definitely one of my favourite S1/S2 episodes: an excellent MOTW episode. However, the weakness of episodic series … Continue reading

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