Farewell, Buffy


Hi, gang! Jeremy here.

First, the bad news. As some of you may have already noticed, MikeJer’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer reviews are no longer available to view on this site. Sadly, all the Buffy reviews have been removed from Critically Touched. The decision to do this was entirely Mike’s – he has decided to fully move on from Critically Touched, in an effort to focus on other life endeavors.

However, I must emphasize that the rest of the site will remain unaffected by this change. The Angel reviews will all remain here, as will the reviews of the site’s various non-Buffyverse shows. My West Wing reviews will continue regularly, and the Blog will continue to produce new content. Buffy may have been the bedrock of CT, but there are plenty of other great shows to carry its legacy forward.

In the coming weeks and months, this site will discuss great television, with new shows (and perhaps some new writers). We will review great (and not-so-great) films, both past and present. Some of it will be serious, some of it will be fun, but all of it will keep perfectly in tune with what has been the CT brand for nearly a decade.

Which brings me to one more announcement: Next week, a new show will debut on Critically Touched, reviewed by yours truly. That’s right: in addition to The West Wing, I’ll be tackling a second show – one that is decidedly and interestingly connected to the Buffy brand. It’s just the first of many surprising new developments that this site will unveil over the next few months.

That’s all for now. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out through Facebook, Twitter, email, or just leave a comment below.

Farewell, Buffy. And farewell, Mike. We couldn’t have done any of this without you.


11 thoughts on “Farewell, Buffy”

  1. This morning I was going to start reading these again, only to find my links didn’t work. Checked just now to find this blog post. Saddened as I am that the reviews are no longer on the site proper, I’m actually glad that the Wayback Machine has them archived in the previous format. Thanks for this update!


  2. Why remove his Buffy reviews and not his Angel reviews? Whatever. Do Batman the Animated Series and I’ll forgive you guys for this transgression.


    1. Mike didn’t write most of the Angel reviews – they were done by Ryan (and, eventually, many others in the CT community). So they’ll be sticking around.

      Batman: The Animated Series is a great show, and could probably make for interesting analysis. Although this guy already seems to have it covered pretty well.


  3. “I’ll be tackling a second show – one that is decidedly and interestingly connected to the Buffy brand.”
    I’m very curious now 🙂


  4. Hi Jeremy,

    I can’t believe Mike has taken away the Buffy reviews! Is he planning to publish them in some kind of format? Surely he doesn’t want to hide that part of his life now that he is all grown up:-)


    1. Unfortunately, Mike has indeed moved on. The reviews can still be accessed through Wayback Machine, but they are no longer a part of the site. It’s a shame to lose them, but I respect his decision.


  5. Late to the party, but this is quite disappointing. I respect Mike’s decision to step away, but it seems patently bizarre to completely remove all traces of the valuable information his work contained. Why delete so many years of work? Why deprive people of a place they experienced insight and joy? Why delete all the comments that other people submitted?

    I’m sure he has his reasons, but I can’t shake the oddity of it.


  6. I understand him wanting to move on to other things but it’s such a shame that all the reviews have been removed from this site… they were very intelligently written and explored the show with a depth rarely seen in modern film/TV criticism. It feels like we have all been deprived for no good reason. Surely he would still have been credited for his work?


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