\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End We were in the middle of Act III of “Welcome to the Hellmouth” when we were here last time. Buffy had her meet-cute with some mysterious guy that we know is Angel. And, we were here for the first Buffy scene set in the Bronze. At the Bronze, Buffy Summers runs […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 The last time you and I met to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we had made it through the teaser and Act I of this important first episode. We were introduced to many characters, including: Buffy Summers and her mother, Joyce; Xander Harris; Willow Rosenberg; Jesse McNally; Principal Bob Flutie; Cordelia […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Hellmouth” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 This is the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the television series. As most of you are no doubt aware, it was preceded by a motion picture of the same name. The 1992 film is not the same as the series, and it’s not necessary for you to watch it in […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.15 “Slaves and Masters” (Original airdate Saturday, February 9, 1991) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Slaves and Masters.” On this day in history, the #1 song in the US is “Gonna Make You Sweat,” by C + C Music Factory. Also, Adam […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.14 “Double Play” (Original airdate Saturday, February 2, 1991) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Double Play.” On this day in history, the #1 song in the US is “The First Time,” by Surface. If you’re anything like me, you’ll listen to […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.13 “Checkmate” (Original airdate Saturday, January 19, 1991) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Checkmate.” On this day in history, actor John Russell dies. A US Marine in WWII, Russell was a supporting actor in many westerns, including three with Clint […]

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Community: Season 6 — a review

Reaching 100 episodes of a television series used to be a major accomplishment. It was the traditional threshold for a show to be able to enter syndication. I’m not sure if that still applies these days. Multiple streaming platforms, in addition to all the cable networks and the Big Three, have altered the television landscape […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.12 “Black Widow” (Original airdate Saturday, January 12, 1991) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Black Widow.” On this day in history, the U.S. Congress gives George H. W. Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq. “Justify My Love,” by Madonna, […]

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