Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Entropy Rewatch Season 6, Ep 18
Anya returns with her demon powers reinstated, but she can't take vengeance for herself. She attempts to convince the others to wish ill on him, and while none take the bait she does find solace in Spike. Tara and Willow reconnect.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Normal Again Rewatch Season 6, Ep 17
When Buffy gets too close to the Trio's new hideout, they sic a demon on her whose venom makes her believe her reality is a delusion and she's been institutionalized for years.
Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. Contains book and series spoilers! [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hell's Bells Rewatch Season 6, Ep 16
It's Xander and Anya's wedding day! There's dresses and demons and drunkards! There's also an old dude claiming to be Future!Xander, warning the groom not to make a terrible mistake.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: As You Were Rewatch Season 6, Ep 15
Riley Finn surprises Buffy at the Doublemeat Palace and enlists her to help fight demons with his new wife. Following the trail of an underworld figure known as The Doctor leads Buffy straight to Spike, and she reaches a final decision regarding their relationship.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away Rewatch Season 6, Ep 14
Feeling abandoned by Buffy and the others, Dawn makes a wish to a vengeance demon posing as a guidance counsellor. The wish comes true at Buffy's birthday party, where all the guests find themselves unable to leave the house.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dead Things Season 6, Ep 13
Buffy, convinced she came back somehow wrong, turns to Tara for help. Warren enslaves his ex girlfriend Katrina, and when things go wrong and she ends up dead he manages to convince Buffy that she killed her.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doublemeat Palace Rewatch Season 6, Ep 12
Buffy takes a job at the Doublemeat Palace, and begins to suspect she's serving human meat. Amy endangers Willow's magic resistance. Anya's vengeance demon friend Halfrek visits in advance of the wedding.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Gone Rewatch Season 6, Ep 11
Buffy is so stressed dealing with Willow's sobriety, Dawn's resentment and a threatening social worker that when the Trio makes her invisible she's positively giddy with the freedom. Faced with the actual threat of disappearing forever, she is able to start to confront her reality.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrecked Rewatch Season 6, Ep 10
Amy introduces Willow to a magic dealer, and she can't get enough of his stuff. When her recklessness injures Dawn, she swears off the stuff. Buffy is scared of her own behaviour with Spike.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Smashed Rewatch Season 6, Ep 9
Reeling from her breakup with Tara, Willow de-rats Amy and the two go on a magic bender. Spike realizes he can hit Buffy, and the two get physical. The trio freeze their way through a museum heist.
House of Cards: Chapter 1 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
In which we are introduced to Frank and Claire Underwood, a Washington, DC, power couple. [more inside]
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Contains book and series spoilers. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tabula Rasa Rewatch Season 6, Ep 8
The gang gets a brief reprieve from their recently complicated situations when a duplicitous Willow casts another forgetting spell that goes a little too well.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling Rewatch Season 6, Ep 7
A dancing demon gets Sunnydale singing, and the Scoobies spill all their secrets. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: All the Way Rewatch Season 6, Ep 6
Dawn sneaks out with a boy on Halloween, but is in over her head when she finds out he's a vampire who wants to turn her. Xander and Anya reveal their engagement. Tara is concerned with Willow's magic use, and after they fight about it Willow casts a spell to make Tara forget the argument.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Life Serial Rewatch Season 6, Ep 5
Buffy attempts to figure out what to do with her newly restored life, but is tormented by the Trio's efforts to test her limits. After several trying experiences, she resorts to drinking with Spike.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Flooded Rewatch Season 6, Ep 4
Buffy is overwhelmed by the bills and needed repairs that piled up while she was dead. While she applies for a bank loan, a demon robs the place under the control of Jonathan, Warren and Andrew. The Trio has evil, nerdy plans for Sunnydale, starting with Buffy. Giles returns and clashes with Willow over her dangerous resurrection spell.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: After Life Rewatch Season 6, Ep 3
Buffy tries to cope with being alive again, a task which is made more difficult by a body hopping demon that hitched a ride on the resurrection spell. Spike is shocked by Buffy's return, and becomes the one person she feels she can be truthful with.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bargaining Rewatch Season 6, Ep 1
The Scoobies are getting by without Buffy, using her robotic duplicate to keep up appearances for the public and demon worlds. His watching complete, Giles departs for England. When a vampire discovers the Slayer is a robot, he lets the info slip to a demon biker gang, who decide to take Sunnydale for their own. Willow, aided by Tara, Xander and Anya, embraces some dark arts to resurrect Buffy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift Season 5, Ep 22
The gang mounts an offensive to stop Glory from bleeding Dawn and opening a portal home. Buffy gives the world her heroic gift, Willow cures Tara, Xander proposes to Anya, and Giles ties up loose ends.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Weight of the World Season 5, Ep 21
After Glory abducts Dawn Buffy is catatonic and Willow enters her mind to draw her out. The separation between Ben and Glory is weakening, giving the god human feelings and dropping the magic that keeps people from remembering they share a body. Details of Glory's planned ritual are revealed.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spiral Rewatch Season 5, Ep 20
Glory knows who the key is, and Buffy takes Dawn, the Scoobies, and on the run. When the knights show up and injure Giles, she calls on Ben and things get worse.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tough Love Rewatch Season 5, Ep 19
Buffy drops out of college to take care of Dawn. After a fight over magic, Tara finds herself in harms way and Willow seeks revenge.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Intervention Rewatch Season 5, Ep 18
Giles and Buffy head out on a vision quest, where Buffy receives a message from the First Slayer. Spike receives his Buffybot and plays with it in public, confusing friend and foe alike. Glory's minions kidnap Spike due to his presumed closeness to the Slayer, and the gang must bust him out before he tells her about Dawn.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Forever Rewatch Season 5, Ep 17
Joyce's funeral is held, and Angel shows up to comfort Buffy. Aided by Willow, Spike and the mysterious Doc, Dawn attempts a spell to bring her mother back to life. Ben tries to prevent Glory from gaining information about the Key.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Body Rewatch Season 5, Ep 16
Buffy arrives home to find her life changed forever. She and her friends experience the immediate processes and processings of death.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Was Made To Love You Rewatch Season 5, Ep 15
Reeling from Spike's feelings, Buffy attempts to connect with Ben. A strange, strong girl is looking for Warren, and it turns out she's a robot of his design.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Distant Voices Rewatch Season 3, Ep 18
It's Bashir's birthday, and he's feeling especially old, but why is Garak acting so suspiciously? I mean, more so than usual. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Crush Rewatch Season 5, Ep 14
Spike reveals his romantic feelings for Buffy, who disgustedly rebuffs him. Drusilla arrives hoping to entice Spike to come play with Angel and helps him reconnect with his old evil self.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Blood Ties Rewatch Season 5, Ep 13
Buffy lets the gang in on Dawn's true nature, and their changed attitude leads Dawn to discover it for herself with Spike's help. She runs away from Buffy's birthday party, eventually finding Ben... and Glory.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Checkpoint Rewatch Season 5, Ep 12
The Watchers' Council has information on Glory, but they're not willing to share it until they're sure Buffy and her friends are worthy. After enduring their tests, a threatening visit from Glory, and an attack from a knightly order, Buffy takes her power into her own hands.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Triangle Rewatch Season 5, Ep 11
Willow and Anya can't get along, and when the gang leaves them alone to sort it out they end up summoning a troll. A rampaging, baby eating troll who happens to be Anya's ex and the first subject of her vengeance.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Into the Woods Rewatch Season 5, Ep 10
Spike shows Buffy Riley's new vampire activities, then commiserates with him over their shared feelings for the Slayer. Riley is offered a way out, and gives Buffy an ultimatum.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Listening to Fear Rewatch Season 5, Ep 9
As Joyce prepares for surgery she suffers frightful delusions, many of them centred on Dawn. A madness eating space demon is killing people brainsucked by Glory. We suspect that Ben may be connected to Glory in some way.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Shadow Rewatch Season 5, Ep 8
Joyce's medical prognosis seems grim, and Buffy strains against the fact there's nothing mystical she can do about it. Glory attempts to locate the Key, using supplies purchased from Giles. Riley continues to engage in risk seeking behaviour.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Fool For Love Rewatch Season 5, Ep 7
When a random vamp almost stakes Buffy, she searches for accounts of the deaths of her predecessors, and turns to Spike for information on how he killed two of them. He tells her of his human life as a spineless poet, his siring by Drusilla, and his attraction to the challenge of a Slayer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Family Rewatch Season 5, Ep 6
Tara's family appears as her 20th birthday approaches, a date she has long been fearing. The distance between Buffy and Riley grows.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Place Like Home Rewatch Season 5, Ep 5
Glory arrives on the scene, searching for something called the Key and sucking brains all over the place. When Buffy investigates, she finds out that Dawn is the Key, mystical energy given human form and sent to her for protection. Giles opens The Magic Box.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of My Mind Rewatch Season 5, Ep 4
Riley's Initiative conditioning continues to have adverse effects on his body and mind. Joyce falls ill. Spike endevours once again to have his chip removed, and begins to question the nature of his feelings regarding Buffy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Replacement Rewatch Season 5, Ep 3
Xander is struggling to move forward in life, but when a demon splits him into his strongest and weakest selves he is able to recognize his own strengths.
I just noticed that Wiseguy, the 1987-1990 crime drama, is streaming on Hulu. Alan Sepinwall described it as "a dark, moody, intelligent drama" that was "20 years ahead of its time" due to its then-groundbreakingly-lengthy story arcs, which allowed the show to develop richer villains than the typical case-of-the-week shows of the time. From what I've read, it seems like an important foundational show for modern TV, but it's been largely forgotten today. I think I'm going to watch it - would anybody else be interested in watching along with me? [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Abandoned Rewatch Season 3, Ep 6
Quark finds a baby in a pile of junk, then things get weird. Who's your daddy? [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Real Me Rewatch Season 5, Ep 2
Dawn gets in trouble when Harmony comes round looking to kill Buffy, so it's big sis to the rescue as always. Giles seeks purpose and profit margins.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy vs. Dracula Rewatch Season 5, Ep 1
Buffy meets Dracula, and she and her friends find themselves under his enthralling powers. The encounter leads Buffy to rededicate herself to her Slayer training. A new family member appears.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Restless Rewatch Season 4, Ep 22
Called on by the Scoobies conjoining spell, a representation of the first Slayer stalks them in their dreams.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Primeval Rewatch Season 4, Ep 21
A loose lipped Spike leads Buffy to reunite the splintered Scoobies. Adam's plan to incite a large human/demon battle to insure lots of body parts for new friends is brought to light, and Riley finds himself under the cyberdemonman's control. Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles combine their strengths to take Adam down.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Yoko Factor Rewatch Season 4, Ep 20
As Adam prepares his plan, he enlists Spike to fracture the Scoobies. Not a difficult task given their diverging paths this year. Riley learns the full truth of Buffy's relationship with Angel, then comes face to face with him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New Moon Rising Rewatch Season 4, Ep 19
Oz unexpectedly shows up in town, forcing Willow to fully confront her feelings for Tara. Riley makes a break from the Initiative. Adam makes a deal with Spike.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Where the Wild Things Are Rewatch Season 4, Ep 18
Buffy and Riley can't keep their hands off each other, which becomes a problem when spirits of abused children start feeding on their sexual energy. Xander and Anya fight about a sexual slowdown in their relationship, and she commiserates with Spike about their lost powers. Giles sings!