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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×10, “And They Were Enemies”

In Penny Dreadful’s season finale, we get a lot: a slam poetry showdown with an automaton, the final battle between Evelyn and Vanessa, Caliban deciding to go to the North Pole to see Santa, werewolf!Ethan saving the day, Evelyn’s prize doll collection being destroyed, Lyle escaping the clutches of the witch holding him captive without […]

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Penny Dreadful 2×09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

Hello, all! Time for episode nine of season two of Penny Dreadful! We’re just one episode away from the season finale, and trust me, the suspense in this one is enough to keep you up all night!

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×05, “Above a Vaulted Sky”

On this week’s Penny Dreadful, everyone does the mattress mambo. Except for Ethan. No sex for you, Ethan.

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

Vanessa is alone in her room after the witches appear to her. After some time, she goes to Sir Malcolm to tell him about what happened. Vanessa is upset because she believes the witches are threatening not only her, but the people she loves. Sir Malcolm assures her he will help her fight whatever opponent […]

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 15, Teenaged Wolf Girls

It seems that teenaged girlhood and werewolf transformation would be an obvious metaphor that should have been trampled into banality by now. You have, of course, the irrationality and unpredictability of hormones, the physical evolution of the female form during puberty, and the onset of the menstrual cycle, which is both obviously bloody, classically tied […]

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4E6 — “Wild At Heart”

“Or you’re the wolf all the time. And this human face is just your disguise.”

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31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

When I started pulling together the music for Halloween list, I thought I might get one really nice playlist out of it. I wanted a list of non-shlocky, possibly surprising songs. No “Flying Purple People Eater.” No “Monster Mash.” Maybe no “Werewolves of London.” (Come on, everyone knows that one.)  Once I got started, I was […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3.04: “Beauty and the Beasts”

Night came on, and a full moon rose high over the trees lighting the land till it lay bathed in ghostly day. And the strain of the primitive remained alive and active. Faithfulness and devotion, things born of fire and roof were his, yet he retained his wildness and wiliness. And from the depths of […]

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Recap: True Blood, Episode 4.12, “And When I Die”

“I am so over Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her unbelievably stupid name. F**k Sookie!” It’s the end to another season of True Blood. I know that you, dear readers, have many important feelings about the gory finale, just as I do, so let’s share them over this recap.

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Recap: True Blood, Episode 4.11, “Soul of Fire”

F**king Sookie!

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Recap: True Blood, Episode 4.10, “Burning Down the House”

“If she would have goddamn let her parakeet rest in peace, then Eric Northman and Bill Compton wouldn’t be marching on Moon Goddess to blow up my fu**ing cousin.”

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

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.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 6/28

Today’s LTP is brought to you by: me watching True Blood as I write. Vampires or Werewolves? Whether your preference be towards the True Blood incarnation, Twilight, Buffy or something else entirely, what side are you on? Or does the vampire or werewolf in particular make a difference to you? Like, are you all about […]