The first show of s2 accomplishes two goals. First, the episode uses the summer gap to temporarily divorce Buffy from Sunnydale and from us, making the change in her – from victorious, celebratory Slayer to callous, cruel Slayer – believable and understandable. Second, despite the three months off, the story manages to pick up right where we ended: in the library with Giles, Miss Carpenter, Cordelia, and Willow standing over the freshly staked skeleton of The Master. Read the rest of this entry »
With lines like, “My body is your instrument” and “Luke is the vessel. Every soul he takes will feed me!” I feel almost dizzy with sexual Read the rest of this entry »
I re-re-watched this one following some strict stipulations set by Mr. Lousy. I’d actually seen it last winter, but true to form, my memory failed me and I actually needed to go back to zero, or one, as the case may be.
(Zero would be the unaired pilot, which I have seen and may watch again – if I am so moved or required to do.)
This time I watched (and listened) more for mechanics – how Whedon introduces his characters and marks Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of traveling happened in October including barely making it out of New York Sunday, October 28 – right before Sandy.
102 – Please Vote for Me – Very Chinese, universal
103 – Ratatouille – Captures kitchen vibe
104 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes – freaky real CG
105 – Mansome – men are hairy
106 – The Master – no character arc
107 – A Town Called Panic – Charming little toys