\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 9: “The Puppet Show” (airdate: Monday, May 5, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 During Part 1 of our 15-Minute Hellmouth exploration of first season episode, “The Puppet Show,” we were introduced to the new principal of Sunnydale High School, the very Ferengi-like Mr. Snyder, who has positioned himself as the Anti-Flutie, a man placed in charge of children who seems to, in fact, hate children. […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 9: “The Puppet Show” (airdate: Monday, May 5, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 On May 1, 1997, a mere four days prior to this episode’s first appearance, Tony Blair took over John Major’s spot as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. For the first time in eighteen years, the Labour Party is in control of UK government. The day after this episode—Tuesday, May 6, 1997—the […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 8: “I, Robot . . . You Jane” (airdate: Monday, April 28, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 Previously on 15-Minute Hellmouth . . . Moloch was a demon who, in the year 1418, was trapped in a book by a group of Italian priests who formed something known as a Circle of Kayless. Don’t know what that is? It doesn’t matter. Because I am an unrepentant nerd, this made […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End You remember what happened last time, don’t you? After Buffy Summers and Angel share their first kiss, Angel involuntarily goes all wrinkly faced and Buffy learns that he’s a vampire. The consensus among the Scooby Gang is that Buffy’s role as the Slayer means that she is obligated to kill him. […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 In Part 1 of this BTVS DeepWatch, Buffy Summers and the mysterious guy known as Angel finally spend the night together in Buffy’s bedroom. No, not like that. It’s more of a chaste, mostly-innocent sleepover. Buffy takes Angel to her home, inviting him inside, which is important because he’s a—you know—vampire, a […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 6: “The Pack” (airdate: Monday, April 7, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 The last time you and I got together to talk about this episode of BTVS, I mentioned that it wasn’t one of my favorite episodes. And, it’s not. But, as I watched it this time, with what I think is more clinical detachment, I began to wonder why this was the case. […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 6: “The Pack” (airdate: Monday, April 7, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 On this date in history, Georgi Shonin, a Russian cosmonaut who flew on Soyuz 6, passed away. As did Tomoyuki Tanaka, the Japanese movie producer and creator of the Godzilla franchise. Puff Daddy remains at the top of the US recording charts, with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which is just bad […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End Previously on 15-Minute Hellmouth . . . Buffy meets and likes the sensitive Owen Thurman, who likes Emily Dickinson poetry because of her fascination with the morbid. Buffy attempts to go on a date with Owen, but issues concerning the Master, a vampire club known as the Order of Aurelius, and […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 In case you missed the part where I explained the premise of this \m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/ project, I am writing an annotated synopsis/review of every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (commonly known in the fandom as BTVS) in fifteen-minute increments. This was inspired, in part, by podcasts such as Star Wars Minute, […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 When this episode of Buffy aired in 1997, Puff Daddy (with Mase) was still #1 on the US top-ten charts with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” while the Wallflowers’s “One Headlight” ruled the alternative charts. Around this time is when I realized my musical tastes were considered more “alternative” than “mainstream.” Over […]

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