"Yes, and you were very nearly devoured by a giant demon snake. The words 'let that be a lesson' are a tad redundant at this juncture." Giles Welcome to Reptile Boy. Welcome to the flaccid (frat boy) cock of patriarchy. A cock that needs supporting, and one that (of course) always gets support (boo).… Continue reading 2.05 Reptile Boy
"One day I'm gonna live in a town where evil curses are just generally ruled out without even saying it." Buffy So, finally, we're over the rainbow and in the land of Oz. Beautiful Oz. Tiny Oz. But there's more. There's drunken-robo-Joyce and the blood she has on her hands. There's your hosts getting… Continue reading 2.04 Inca Mummy Girl
"A Slayer with family and friends. That sure as hell wasn't in the brochure." Spike It's the character we've all been waiting for. Miss Edith! She's here, she's porcelain, and she's not invited to the party (naughty girl). Oh, and there are some other new vamps who are kinda cool, I guess. Plus Joyce… Continue reading 2.03 School Hard
Some Assembly Required? Some patience required more like. But some perspective required too. But we still have the big fun talking about necrophilia, Sarah Palmer, graveside picnics, inexplicable jackets and much more besides. Go, Sunnydale, go!
Rested. Refreshed. Rusty. And it's Season 2! When Buffy was bad. Or, sort of, a little bit naughty. Or, y'know, just a normal teenager, who'd suffered trauma. You'll hear the cartoon non-scariness of the skeleton form discussed. You'll hear Jess describe human beings as "skeleton robots covered in skin." And you'll hear Jess threaten to hang John upside-down. In the interests of science. Allegedly.
A special bonus ep! Where we collect our thoughts about the season that was season one. Before casting those thoughts onto this pod. Using our mouths. Next week? Season 2! SQUEEE!! *both drop dead from over-excitement* Links: Jess's death spreadsheet Buffy trope count
"I may be dead, but I'm still pretty. Which is more than I can say for you." Buffy It's the end of all things. Or, more accurately, the end of the specific thing that is Season 1 of the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Expect (literal) blood! Expect (literal) tears! Expect (unexpected) references… Continue reading 1.12 Prophecy Girl
"I know you're very strong, and you've got all those weapons... I was kind of hoping you were in a gang." Cordelia We're shattered! We're knackered! We don't know if we're out of sight, or out of mind. Or both. Or neither. So please forgive us for the rather thrown together nature of this… Continue reading 1.11 Out of Mind, Out of Sight
"Scary. I'll tell you something, though. There are a lot scarier things than you. And I'm one of them." Buffy Nightmares are becoming real! And maybe they are real. Or maybe they're not. We're confused and unsure. This one is stuffed with...stuff. Little House on the Prairie. Twin Peaks. Judy Blume. Confusion about baseball… Continue reading 1.10 Nightmares
Giles, unto every generation is born one who must run the annual talentless show. You cannot escape your destiny. Buffy Welcome back! It's episode 9 of the show that's all about dignity, and human feelings, and...personal hygiene or something. We've got Snyder (Yay!). We've got Xander not being an arsehole (Yay!). We've got the… Continue reading 1.09 The Puppet Show
If you're not jacked in...you're not alive! So...jack in immediately! Jack in to the matrix. Jack in to your TV. Jack in to potatoes. And clouds. And bunnies. And the kitchen table. Jack in to everything (this instant) if you want to be alive! More importantly, jack in to this - the latest episode of Hush. Where Jess and John take you on a not-so-educational tour of late 90s cyberculture, while sharply criticising the Scooby Gang's frivolous attitude to tragic student death.
Hear Jess and John natter (at length) about a key episode that's so key it might as well be a...giant key. And not an episode of a TV show. Which is, y'know, what it ultimately is. Hear the gross incompetence of The Three discussed. Hear John do a PERFECT impression of (an alleged) drug-addled Joyce. Hear Jess… Continue reading 1.07 Angel
Willow: "Why couldn't Xander be possessed by a puppy? Or some ducks?" It's episode 6! The Pack! Where John doesn't know his Gifts from his Crafts. Where Xander is, again, chastised most severely. Where the Malleus Maleficarum is compared to the Daily Mail. And where Noah (the bible fella) is called a fictional prick. This guy is pure… Continue reading 1.06 The Pack
Hope, wrote Emily Dickinson, is the thing with feathers. Owen (she didn't write) is the pretentious thing with a gormless face you so want to slap. Anyway, it's Episode 5 - "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date". Where we chatter about: inner sanctums (ooer), sackfuls of imitation gold watches, Colin-a-likes and the ongoing tosspottery of Xander. All the while wondering - where the blinking flip is Joyce?!
Join us for the sad (and brutally cut short) tale of Dr. Virgin MD (the Doc who couldn't tell an ant from a beetle). Otherwise known as, "Teacher's Pet".
No vamps? No Angel? No Darla? No Colin? (sob) What's going on?! Well, nasty witchcraft is going on. And Buffy's gotta stop it. While singing Macho Man. Expect more crappy Joyce parenting. Expect psychotic courier truck drivers. Expect much love for Amy. And expect Jess getting hot & bothered over that dreamy Mr. Giles.
Get out your scythes and sickles, baby, it's time for The Harvest! Actually, put them away. They look sharp. And pointy. And dangerous. Instead, listen to Jess and John talk about sexual sucking, unfair vampire hierarchies, the loveliness of Colin, blue balls, interrupted climaxes, and lots more!
Join us as we criticise Joyce's parenting. As we 'admire' Angel's velvet coat. As we try to figure out if, like Giles, we'd choose a cup of Bovril over being stuck in The Bronze with a 90s post-grunge band.
Listen to the trailer for Hush: A Buffy Podcast