Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5.2, “Real Me”

“Nobody knows who I am. Not the real me. It’s like, nobody cares enough to find out. I mean, does anyone ever ask *me* what I want to do with my life? Or what my opinion is on stuff? Or what restaurant to order in from?”
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Retro Recap: Torchwood 1.07 “Greeks Bearing Gifts”

Wow. In this episode we get lady loving, mythological references, and telepathy. Oh my! The main character focus of this episode is Tosh, who I personally didn’t care for on the first watch, but eventually grew to absolutely love (she’s the character most like me and sometimes seeing your insecurities onscreen is uncomfortable). There’s also the idea that the mutant power many of us would like to have is more of a curse than a blessing.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.05, “Small Worlds”

All right, another confession: this episode kind of freaked me out when it first aired. It might have something to do with the obsession I had for folklore and mythology as a kid. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.05, “Small Worlds”

Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.03, “Ghost Machine”

The third episode of the series dumps us right into the middle of action as Gwen seems to be settling into the team. We also get some Gwen/Jack bonding time and a peek at a more emotional side of Owen.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.02, “Day One”

What’s a really good subject to focus on for your show’s second episode? Well, sex. One of the major themes of the entire series is sexuality and gender fluidity and the introduce this theme right off the bat. This episode offers an interesting metaphor about society’s underlying fear of virulent female sexuality with a life form that literally kills with sex. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.02, “Day One”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3.3, “Faith, Hope, and Trick”

Sunnydale. Town’s got quaint, and the people: he called me “sir,” don’t you just miss that? I mean, admittedly, it’s not a haven for the brothers. You know, strictly the Caucasian persuasion here in the Dale. But you know you just gotta stand up and salute that death rate. I ran a statistical analysis and, Hello Darkness. Makes D.C. look like Mayberry. And ain’t nobody sayin’ boo about it. We could fit right in here. Have us some fun. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3.3, “Faith, Hope, and Trick”