I've been watching Veronica Mars for the first time. The first few episodes felt a little like "Buffy, part 2, but with detectives instead of vampires" (and I loves me some Buffy), but as the first season has developed, it really strikes me as much more evolved than Buffy in a lot of ways. FanFare had a ball with its Buffy rewatch, and I was surprised to see that it hasn't had much of a presence on MeFi yet. It's been only spottily available on streaming from what I can tell. Now it's up on a free service called "Go90." [more inside]
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Rewatch Season 7, Ep 22
In the series finale Buffy dispatches Caleb, becomes cookie dough, hatches a final plan to defeat the First and shares her power.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: End of Days Rewatch Season 7, Ep 21
Buffy uses her new weapon to save the day and get back in the gang's good graces, and meets a powerful guardian who tells her it was forged for her to use in the end times. Buffy and Spike admit the night they shared was something special, but a surprise visit from Angel may get in their way.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Touched Season 7, Ep 20
As The End looms, couples connect and reconnect. The gang interrogates a Bringer on the First's plans. Buffy finds an axe. Kennedy and Faith find a bomb.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Empty Places Rewatch Season 7, Ep 19
The residents of Sunnydale have had enough and evacuate en masse. Faith takes the Potentials partying with bad results. When Buffy chastises her and makes plans for another assault on Caleb, the entire cast (minus Spike off on a mission with Andrew) reject her leadership.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls Rewatch Season 7, Ep 18
Willow returns to Sunnydale with Faith in tow. A new agent of the First, Caleb, also appears, and Buffy leads an assault on him with devastating consequences.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lies My Parents Told Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 17
Efforts to understand Spike's trigger lead to revelations about his mother. Robin, moved by vengeance, convinces Giles that Spike is too dangerous to keep around.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Storyteller Rewatch Season 7, Ep 16
Andrew makes a documentary about life in the Slayer household and the current fight, though his embellishments frustrate Buffy and the others. The Seal in the school basement is causing all sorts of trouble, and Buffy needs Andrew to confront the reality of his own evil actions to stop it.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Get it Done Rewatch Season 7, Ep 15
Principal Wood meets the gang, The First continues taunting the potentials with deadly results, and Buffy comes face to face with the source of her power.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: First Date Rewatch Season 7, Ep 14
Buffy grows close to Principal Wood, who shares his story of being raised by a Slayer. Xander has a date with a demon. The First tries to get Andrew back under its influence.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Killer in Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 13
Kennedy makes a move on Willow, but when they kiss Willow takes on the appearance and personality of Warren. Buffy calls in the Initiative to deal with Spike's malfunctioning chip. Giles comes under suspicion of being The First.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Potential Rewatch Season 7, Ep 12
Training of the potential slayers continues, and the gang finds out there is another potential who's been in Sunnydale all along. Dawn begins to suspect the mysterious potential might be her.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime Rewatch Season 7, Ep 11
New potentials continue to stream in, and some aren't what they seem. Giles searches for information on the First. Buffy shows the potentials her power in the face of the super strong ubervamp.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bring on the Night Rewatch Season 7, Ep 10
Giles arrives with a group of potential slayers, having figured out The First's plans to destroy the slayer lineage. While The First taunts a barely conscious Spike, the Turok-Han supervamp eats a potential and beats a tired Buffy down hard.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Leave Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 9
Buffy tries to get through to Spike while Xander and Anya pump Andrew for information. The Watchers Council and Buffy both realize The First is behind recent events, and despite Principal Wood's best efforts The First finally opens the seal.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sleeper Rewatch Season 7, Ep 8
The gang reacts to last night's visitors, and Buffy investigates Holden's claims that Spike sired him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Conversations with Dead People Rewatch Season 7, Ep 7
Buffy gets psychoanalyzed by a vamp. Cassie appears to Willow, claiming to be a go-between for Tara. Dawn is haunted home alone. Andrew leads Jonathan to a sacrifice.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Him Rewatch Season 7, Ep 6
Dawn falls for a hot dude, one with an enchanted letterman jacket that makes him irresistible to all women. As Dawn, Buffy, Anya and Willow plot to win him, Spike and Xander work to break the spell.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Selfless Rewatch Season 7, Ep 5
Anya tries to put her heart back into the vengeance game, and ends up ripping out those of a dozen or so frat boys. Buffy realizes it's time to put the restored vengeance demon down.
Pull your swords out of your stones and step into the Gaming Hut for a consideration of the Chosen One trope. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Help Rewatch Season 7, Ep 4
When a Sunnydale High student tells Buffy that she expects to die, the slayer works to stop students, demons and booby traps from making the prediction come true.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Same Time, Same Place Rewatch Season 7, Ep 3
Willow gets back into town, but she can't find her friends and they can't see her. When a flayed body turns up, Buffy suspects the missing witch is off the wagon.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beneath You Rewatch Season 7, Ep 2
Buffy dreams of a young woman's murder, and an ominous warning - "From beneath you it devours." Xander, Spike and Buffy work to stop a worm monster, and find it's an abusive man cursed by Anya. Spike reveals his soul to Buffy, but it's clear a century of guilt isn't the only thing tormenting him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lessons Rewatch Season 7, Ep 1
Buffy prepares Dawn for fighting vampires but fears she can't prepare her for the real coming evil: a rebuilt Sunnydale High. As Dawn gets settled in Buffy scopes the place out - meeting the principal, fighting some spirits of people she failed to save, and finding an unstable Spike in the basement. Giles goes all Dumbledore on Willow, and she senses bad energy around the Hellmouth.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two to Go / Grave Rewatch Season 6, Ep 21
Dark Willow is on the warpath to destroy Andrew, Jonathan, and eventually the world. Buffy, Anya, Giles and Xander work to protect the remaining Trio members and stop Willow. Dawn objects Buffy's overprotection, and Spike faces a trial.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Villains Season 6, Ep 20
Spike seeks a deal with a demon. A grief stricken Willow absorbs most of Sunndale's dark magic and tracks down Warren.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seeing Red Rewatch Season 6, Ep 19
The gang reacts to learning of Buffy's relationship with Spike, and the vampire attempts to force his way back into the slayer's life. Buffy stops Warren's latest power play with an assist from Jonathan, but Warren reappears with deadly consequences.
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.
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.
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.