In today's episodes, Dead Things and Older and Far Away, we continue to rehash the same plot lines we've been stuck in since Once More With Feeling: Buffy and Spike deal with their unhealthy relationship, Willow deals with her magic issues, Dawn deals with her isolation, and Xander and Anya deal with being a boring tertiary plotline. Remember when this show used to actually develop and evolve? Yeah, us too. To compensate, we talk Californian-style about traffic, moving, star wars novels, and audio books.
Alli and Mary hit our local bar before recording today's discussion of Buffy's Gone and Doublemeat Palace, where Alli continues her defense of oft-hated episodes like DMP and Beer Bad. At least we're not stuck in a tedious pit of despair like last week? It's tough to bring the humor when the show is determined to bring you down, but that's what the beer is for. Cheers!
Time for a little game of "Never Have I Ever" with Mary and Alli. Never Have I Ever hated an episode more than the Hyenas. Never Have I Ever seen a metaphor that banged me on the head harder than magic=lesbianism. Never have I ever missed seasons containing Angel. Grab your shots, because Smashed and Wrecked cover all three. Whedon and co give us a demoralized, irrational Buffy; a regressed Spike; an absent Xander and Anya; a latchkey Dawn; and, mostly, an unrepentant and spoiled Willow.
Alli and Mary talk the merits of daily mac n cheese, tacos and ramen; board games; and, of course, Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Alex, our special guest this week. We have shots of firewhiskey and beers/white russions to discuss if there is no depth to Willow's selfishness and stupidity, Giles' lackadaisical attitude, and the writers' ability to find a way to bring the humor where you think there could be none. Randy Giles y'all. Randy. Giles.
Once More with Feeling is Joss Whedon's magnum opus of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's almost definitely the most well-known and beloved episode of Buffy and as such, we felt it deserved a Very Special Episode of Must Be Tuesday. Music and composition is Mary's profession, so our review this week digs into the musical choices and technicalities with short clips from the episode to aid. Musicals? Comedy? Television? Tap-dancing demons? Dawn being in trouble? This episode's got it all. Grab a whiskey and join us! Cheers.