This week, we are talking about two examples of feminism on TV, one successful, one not (guess which). Buffy joins the Initiative and we meet our Big Bad, while Angel finds himself in the middle of a gender war from another dimension. Also, are the Initiative disruptors?
This week, we say "NO" to a Buffy reboot (unless it's Fray) and chat "A New Man" and "Expecting"! There's a lot of demon stuff this week, as Giles gets turned into one by mortal enemy Ethan, and Cordelia faces the prospect of giving birth to seven little ones. There are also some themes about growing apart and growing up and finding your family, blah blah. It's just good character work.
This week, Buffy is at her melodramatic worst, and we are over it. As for the Hellmouth Apocalypse, whatever, the Zeppo did it better. On Angel, Kate is back, which is annoying, but hey! Jeremy Renner is here to work out his daddy issues with his sire! So much 2000s era hair gel and facial hair to enjoy!
Is “Hush” a perfect episode of TV? Does that even exist? That’s right, It’s the “Hush” episode! Also, we watch an episode of Angel, but first the Gentlemen are here to cut our hearts out and clap politely. Buffy and Riley learn they have a lot in common, and the Scoobies learn to stop talking and take some action already. On Angel, Wesley is the best thing to ever happen, and we could watch the gang eat breakfast all day.
This week, Claire’s back! We talk “Something Blue”, “Hero”, and Spike’s favorite show, Passions! On Buffy, Spike and Buffy succumb to Willow’s wicca will and find themselves betrothed (“Wind Beneath My Wings”, yay or nay?). On Angel, we say goodbye to Doyle, and mostly we’re just relieved.
This week, we try to have a thoughtful, respectful conversation about Pangs and we apologize if we failed. Then, on Angel, our hearts get broken by what might have been.
This week, we talk too much about bananas, so sorry. But! Hostile 17 is back and he got a promotion! Elsewhere in the Initiative complex, it turns out that Riley has a Special Agent job and special feelings for Buffy. Meanwhile in LA, Angel and Cordelia learn more about Doyle’s past and demonic pre-wedding customs.
Can we tell you the most boring, mundane stories of outlives? Yes? Good, we are already doing that. And we’ve got a PSA on the dark side of donations. In Buffy world, Oz leaves, we cry. Are we maybe team Riley? Maybe. As for Angel, we don’t care, forget it. But you can be a rainbow.
This week, Ginny got a new couch! Allie talks about her suitcase workouts in Japan, and we blame Christopher Nolan for pop culture's bleak landscape and tell you again to watch The Good Place. Elsewhere, Buffy discovers the prehistoric perils of binge drinking and Cordelia fights a poltergeist for possession of her new apartment. Rent control at any cost, amirite?
This week, Buffy and her friends must confront their biggest fears through the smallest demon and we just have so many unrelated questions. Meanwhile, on Angel, we're just really ready for Doyle to die and for Angel to start saving some men, ok?
This week, Anya’s back! She's got some questions for Xander to DTR, and Spike is back with a new R and a new plan to get outside during the day. His scheme follows Oz to LA where Angel must confront just how much power he wants to wield.
This week, we talk about our favorite human pilates guide, Dagny, in her seminal role as Buffy's demon roommate, Kathy. It's really a shame those girls couldn't work it out. Meanwhile, on Angel, the Angel Investigations team looks into the singles scene at an LA nightclub, and find the need for connection can be deadly.
We're back! This week, Alex goes from email correspondent to special guest as we talk about Buffy's first week at college and Angel's first week fronting his own show, with mixed results for both.
OMWC Season 4: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Season 4 and Angel, Season 1
This season we're expanding the scope, talking Season 4 of Buffy and Season 1 of Angel as the Buffyverse expands to two shows. Buffy and the gang learn to navigate college life, with all the adult relationships, heartbreak, exploration and military intervention it has to offer. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Angel turns detective, with Girl Friday Cordelia and half-demon seer Doyle trying to get him out among the people.
This week, we rehash the high school years in Sunnydale, talking our favorite villains, monsters, episodes, and more! And don't miss our list of Senior Superlatives for the Class of '99!
We graduate from Season 3 of Buffy and Sunnydale High, with one heck of a speech and Giles' library full of explosives. The Scoobies take on the mayor and Faith, Angel skips town after a brush with death, and Buffy has to decide just how like Faith she ultimately wants to be.
This week, Claire's back! We chat with her about her thoughts on Season 3, whether Buffy could really get into Northwestern, and why Joyce wins mom of the year. In Sunnydale, teams get into position for a showdown on Graduation Day, and Buffy finally gets her perfect high school moment. Oh, and Angel decides he's leaving.
This week, Faith overplays her hand and reveals her involvement with the Mayor and his plans. Angel plays bad to help trap Faith but does it a little too well. Then, after a brush with demon blood, Buffy can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. It's all fun until she hears a plan to kill students at the school. But even that can't top the worst news of all, involving Giles and Joyce and a police car and, ew.
This week, Faith and Buffy experience the consequences of a slaying gone wrong, putting them both under suspicion from the police and pitting Faith against the Scoobies and the Watchers' Council. Later, Anya is still stuck in Sunnydale and in high school, and her attempt to regain her power brings Vampire Willow into existence, causing mayhem, confusion, and general delight for everyone. Bored now.
This week, we grapple with loving a Xander-centric episode, as Xander sets out this week to prove he's cool and ends up finding more trouble than he bargained on with a gang of zombies and an encounter with Faith, but he accidentally saves the world while Buffy, Giles, Angel and Willow face the Apocalypse. Then, Faith lures Buffy to the dark side but ends up going too far when she stabs a guy who doesn't explode into dust.
Fairy tales are real this week, as Hansel and Gretel send Joyce on an anti-magic bender and Buffy and Willow find themselves tied to the wrong end of a book burning pile. Then, it's Buffy's 18th birthday, and following her usual tradition, it does not go well. But she's still having a better day than Amy.