1×02: The Harvest

[Review by Mike Marinaro]

[Writer: Joss Whedon | Director: John T. Kretchmer | Aired: 03/10/1997]

“Welcome to the Hellmouth” [1×01] succeeded because of its overwhelming focus on establishing the characters and setting up some of the core themes that will fuel the show at large. “The Harvest,” on the other hand, flips the script and spends most of its time going through the motions of wrapping up the opening plot, whic Continue reading “1×02: The Harvest”

1×01: Welcome to the Hellmouth

[Review by Mike Marinaro]

[Writer: Joss Whedon | Director: Charles Martin Smith | Aired: 03/10/1997]

[Introduction]

Welcome to my analysis of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Without reservation I will say that this is easily my favorite television show, and I hope that you’ll feel my love for it even when I put it under the microscope. For this critic, the elements that are the most exciting in television are g Continue reading “1×01: Welcome to the Hellmouth”

Top 25 Episodes: MikeJer’s Favorites

[Article by Mike Marinaro]

[#11-25]

#25. “Pangs” [4×08] – An episode with a notably hokey plot, but also stuffed (pun intended) with hilarious dialogue! This is the funniest episode in the entire series for me. You’ve got Anya’s usual frankness, Buffy’s cute cooking obsession, Willow’s crazy over-reaction, X Continue reading “Top 25 Episodes: MikeJer’s Favorites”

Discovering Buffy

[Article by Mike Marinaro]

It all began during a LAN party at a friend’s house in 2004 when SuperJer of all people insisted we watch this great show called Firefly. With a bit of prying he convinced the 6 (or so) of us to head down to the “movie room” and watch the pilot (he had downloaded copies of the episodes on hi

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