School Hard

Accurate representation of my face when Spike’s DeSoto knocks down the Sunnydale sign:


We’re getting to the good stuff, people!

Continue reading


Some Assembly Required

In the world of journalism, “Some Assembly Required” would be a fluff piece.  Something nice that you skim over on your way to the sports pages or the crossword puzzle.  This is not the kind of episode with the hard-hitting, emotional depth of some of the other episodes this season.  But it’s also not horrible, the way I think of episodes like “I Robot, You Jane,” or “Teacher’s Pet.”  Mostly, I think the episode suffers from pacing issues.

There are, however, some really great things about this episode, and they almost all can be summed up with two words:  Cordelia Chase.

Continue reading