Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 2.17, “Passion”

Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting…  And though unwanted, unbidden… it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 2.17, “Passion”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E16, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

I wish dating was like slaying. You know, simple, direct, stake to the heart, no muss, no fuss.

Last week we checked in on Willow’s love life and the week before we visited the horrorshow of Buffy’s relationship, so of course it’s time to check in on our other Scooby couple, Cordelia and Xander. There’s a lot to love in this episode and a surprising amount of foreshadowing that’s hidden in the small print ““ Spike’s human past as an unsuccessful poet (“It doesn’t have to be. What rhymes with lungs?”), Willow’s streak of hidden aggression (axe!), Amy’s rat transformation spell, and Xander’s mucking around with magic, causing chaos (“Once More with Feeling”). This is also the episode that introduces the phrase “The Big Bad.” Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E16, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E15 “Phases”

Aunt Maureen. Hey, it’s me. Um, what? Oh! It’s, uh… actually it’s healing okay. That’s pretty much the reason I called. Um, I wanted to ask you something. Is Jordy a werewolf? Uh-huh. And how long has that been going on? Uh-huh. What? No, no reason. Um… Thanks. Yeah, love to Uncle Ken. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E15 “Phases”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E14 “Innocence”

She made me feel like a human being. That’s not the kind of thing you just forgive. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E14 “Innocence”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 12, Prophecy Girl

“The signs?! Read me the signs! Tell me my fortune! You’re so useful sitting here with all of your books! You’re really a lot of help!” Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 12, Prophecy Girl

The Grammar Bitch Takes On the Internet

“I go online sometimes, but everyone’s spelling is really bad. It’s depressing.” ““Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Read More The Grammar Bitch Takes On the Internet

LadyGhosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 1

Welcome to the Hellmouth. You guys, I can’t tell you how happy I am that Lucy Snowe and I will be rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with you. We’ll be trading off the recapping duties to share in the joy, but I won the rock-paper-scissors off, so I get to kick off this party. Read More LadyGhosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 1