BuffyWatch: Season 2, Episodes 21-22

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes.

Season 2, Episode 21: “Becoming, Part 1”

A young Buffy stares at herself in the mirror.

In this episode, we get Angel’s origin story. Which I guess should tell us exactly what’s about to happen to Angel. But I digress.  Continue reading →

BuffyWatch: Season 2, Episodes 19-20

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes.

Season 2, Episode 19 “I Only Have Eyes For You”

So, this was a very clever episode. Like, a lot of it didn’t make sense (more on that later) but I really liked how the climax of the episode came together with the overall arc of the season in a nifty way. A+!

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BuffyWatch: Season 2, Episodes 16-18

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes.

Season 2, Episode 16 “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

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It’s Valentine’s Day, so everyone is having love trouble. Xander gets dumped by Cordy, who can’t deal with the possibility of getting kicked out of the Plastics. Buffy is dealing with the worst kind of post-breakup Valentine’s, since she has to contend with not just loneliness, but an ex who is known to nail his girlfriends’ puppies to their doors. Even Giles is still giving Ms. Calendar the silent treatment after the Angel debacle. Only Willow and Oz are happy, because Oz is a treasure, and Xander almost f*cks it up! Continue reading →

The Best Books We Read in 2019

There are two things Janes and I agree on about our reading in 2019: how hard it was to pick just a few standouts, and the fact that Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends was a shoo-in.

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Buffy and Angel, with Buffy's shoulders bare, nuzzle their foreheads against each other, looking sad.

BuffyWatch: Season 2, Episodes 13-15

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes.

Season 2, Episode 13 “Surprise”

It’s Buffy’s seventeenth birthday, and she’s having nightmares that Drusilla is back and trying to kill Angel. Buffy is freaked, but at first Angel (and a little bit Giles) totally doubt her and convince her not to trust her intuition. Why don’t these dudes realize that Buffy is just going to be right most of the time and just stop getting in her way?!

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Belle, in a golden ballgown, and the Beast, in a blue tux thing, dance in a large ballroom. 2D animation.

The Actual Top 60 Disney Songs, Ranked Very Objectively By Us

So recently The Ringer made a list of the top 40 Disney songs* and naturally we were completely incensed by it. Both Keets and I immediately responded, about five minutes apart, by saying, “I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) is #36? I’m mad already,” almost word-for-word.

Naturally, we needed to rectify this and provide the internet with a better list. And by “better,” we mean that we here at Adversion agree with it. Whatever else, you can rest assured that Megara’s fabulous song about not wanting to be in love is way higher than #36.

To complete our extremely scientific ranking, we each ranked the songs on this list from 1 to 60 and then sorted the total scores, lowest to highest. Whoever liked the song the most got to write about it.

* (OK, it was a few months ago… we’re behind on posting, OK?)

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BuffyWatch: Season 2, Episodes 10-12

Janes (a True Stan) and Nerdy Spice (a New Fan) are watching all of Buffy together and comparing notes.

Season 2, Episode 10: “What’s My Line, Part 2”

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We pick up right where we left off: Buffy is fighting with Kendra, who claims that she’s also a Slayer. They agree to a detente, and with Giles’ help, they figure out that Kendra was called when Buffy died for a few minutes in “Prophecy Girl.” Twist! Continue reading →