In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will recap every single episode of season two and three of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ask you to come along for the ride. She is no MJ Watson. She is Spidey Sense.
Please use her reviews responsibly. Do not read while operating heavy machinery. Side effects for reading include difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality, spontaneous smushing of names in romantic ships, inability to watch fluff without a big goofy grin descending on your face or pain without tears rolling down your face in a flood of feels. This review is a gateway to further fannish involvement such as blog comments and twitter reviews, so hopefully this review will be the drug to get you there. Ask your doctor if you are already taking fan fiction and fan vids if it is okay to take this fannish specimen.
Hey, guys. Miss me?
I have missed blogging and you all something fierce, but sometimes real life can get in the way of fangirling.
Pacey 2.0 you say? Those are fighting words in some circles.
Remember that time Pacey defended Joey’s honour when her mural was ruined? I sure do!
Yet watch My Mad Fat Diary series one along with me (it’s only six episodes long) and you’ll discover that this along with a multitude of other reasons make MMFD one of the best TV shows EVER. It filled the hole that Friday Night Lights left in me.
It is as rewatchable a show as I’ve ever come across. Regular readers of my blog know that I love to slice, dice and just generally dissect and overanalyze relationships from TV shows I adore. It’s the nature of fandom bases like WordPress, Tumblr and Livejournal to pick apart every little thing about a show, rewatching things again and again for new meanings and making speculation for future plotlines.
The monumental attention to detail in MMFD shows some tender loving care in everything from writing and acting to set design and soundtrack, and I’ll be spending the next few weeks recapping this show and breaking down all of those elements.
So why should you watch along with me? Check out my reasons below if you’re a newbie. And come along for the ride if you’re not so that you can fall in love with the show all over again!
Sometimes rants build up and I have to share them or THIS happens:
I forever have to defend my hardcore fangirling to the real world. Yet a Facebook message from a fellow pop culture enthusiast reminded me of what an impact fiction can have on our lives.
“We need to… kick start a revolution. We need to get a chain reaction going here!”
– Eric Harris, Columbine Shooter
“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.”
– Rachel Scott, Columbine Victim
Who inspires you?
I’ve suffered the longest bout of writers block I’ve ever suffered, and thought how better to get back into the swing of things than to share the words of someone who inspires me, who has left an impact on me and planted seeds of thinking that have never entirely gone away.
I never met Rachel Scott, but I was inspired by the difference in these two statements, which were made in March of 1999 before the Columbine school shootings.
As her father said in an interview, it was like Rachel and Eric were laying down a double challenge to their entire generation.
I believe the term we’re searching for is OMG.
Remember how I said in an earlier recap that on the day Tyler and Caroline have sex, my blog will be plastered with so many unicorn pictures you will think that rainbow has exploded on it?
Vampire Barbie and Teen Wolf may not be able to have baby Klauses (as far as we know), but they sure have fun trying in The Birthday.
Let’s talk about S-E-X bbs, I mean U-N-I-C-O-R-N-S…
Spoilery discussion under the cut!
We’ve had our appetites whetted, now it is time to let us have (bloody) cake.
What good is a party if you can’t share it with friends?
Hilarious blogger pals Julie from TV Recappers Anonymous and Amy from Imaginary Men will join forces with me for the ultimate fangirling/fanboing experience… a liveblog!
Remember Tyler’s foxy number “1” football jersey, which he was wearing during his first kiss with Caroline?
Normally I am fixated on what Tyler is NOT wearing, as the case may be. But, I have high hopes for this jersey in season three.
Let me share them with you! Season Three promos are referenced after the cut.