Buffy looks straight ahead with an intense expression, two arrowheads in front of her face.

BuffyWatch: Season 1, Episodes 7-9

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

Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel”

So as we know from some previous episode, the Anointed is a little boy named Colin. The Master, that super wrinkly dude with janky nostrils, is going to use him as a weapon against the Slayer. He decides to send a group of vampires cleverly called The Three to get Buffy just as, depressed at being single and lusting after the distant Angel, she slumps home from the Bronze alone. The three of them nearly overpower her, but Angel comes to save her. That’s kind of annoying, isn’t it? Like, Buffy is the Slayer, why does she need Angel to save her?

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BuffyWatch: Season 1, Episodes 4-6

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

Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet”

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We meet Buffy’s nerdy science teacher, who is completely different from any other authority figure we’ve seen thus far, in the sense that he’s caring, attentive, and respectful of personal space. So of course, he immediately gets dragged away in the dark of night by some mysterious tentacled creature, and Cordelia finds him decapitated in the school kitchen. RIP. Continue reading →

BuffyWatch: Season 1, Episodes 1-3

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

Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth”

Buffy is seen in a darkened balcony, looking below her.

In this episode we meet Buffy Summers, a Normal Teenaged Girl with Flippy Hair and Barrettes who has just moved to Sunnydale–because she burned down the gym at her last school and got kicked out. Unfortunately, Sunnydale is majorly infested with vampires. Which is coincidentally why Buffy got kicked out, because she’s actually a vampire slayer, which her clueless mother hasn’t figured out even though Buffy basically gives it away in every conversation (more on that later). Buffy meets Xander, a lovestruck skateboarding dweeb; Willow, an eager nerd who has an inexplicable crush on Xander; Jesse, Xander’s creepy gross friend; Cordelia, the mean and popular jerk; and Giles, the librarian. Only it turns out Giles already totally knows about how Buffy is the One Girl In A Generation with the skill and strength to fight vampires.

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Rory holds a cup of coffee.

Meet Adversion’s readers: random ‘ships, important questions about Rory and Lorelai’s schedule, and a lot of people who hated Arrival

Hello loyal readers! We know some of you by name or handle–cool internet peeps who subscribe or post or comment, plus, of course, our moms and college roommates.

But who are the OTHER visitors who make up the rest of our [uhm, insert modest number here] visitors a month? The people who maybe stop by once, only to find the perfect listicle–or to be bitterly disappointed? We decided to get to know them… by looking into the search terms that led people here.

Of course there are the expected people who came searching for Dawson’s Creek recaps or that perfect quote from Romy and Michele. But the rest are a fascinating and motley crew. Here is an unofficial and incomplete taxonomy of our search engine visitors:

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11 Unpopular Opinions About Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Today is the twentieth anniversary of one of the shows that changed my life (or, since I started watching when I was nine, determined it): Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In so many ways, Buffy is the quintessential 90s show (mostly because of the so-bad-they’re-good outfit choices), but two decades later, it still stands up as a feminist, literary work of art, one that spawned an entire academic field, not to mention an impassioned, opinionated fandom.

There are a few things almost all Buffy fans can agree on: seasons 2, 3, and 5 were the best, Dawn was the fucking worst, and no one cares about Riley. But there are at least a few aspects of Buffyhead dogma that I can’t get behind. Here are my eleven most unpopular opinions about Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Continue reading →