Ryan Easby

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

And here we reach the first episode of the series so far to substantially accelerate the season’s story arc. Sure, we’ve had hints of it here and there, but nothing quite as major as this episode, in particular The Anointed One. But, I’ll get to that properly in due course. This episode is an interesting […]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: Teacher’s Pet (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: Teacher’s Pet (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

And here it is. The first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer I would actually recommend you skip watching. Welcome To The Hellmouth is a great introduction to the show, The Harvest is a necessary part of the series and it’s a set-up to literally everything that comes afterwards (Plus it’s not too bad), and Witch has recurring themes and […]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: Witch (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: Witch (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

  Ah, Witch. The episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer that first uses plot elements of the show as ways to actualize social issues through metaphors. It’s something the show will do many, many times throughout its lifespan, but it all started here. Here, the social issues that Buffy takes up is the idea that parents sometimes try […]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: The Harvest (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season One: The Harvest (22nd Anniversary Retrospective)

So, did Buffy survive the shocking cliffhanger at the end of last episode? If you thought no, please, stop reading and turn yourself into a local doctor’s, because you’re clearly ill. If you thought yes, however, well done, you guessed the correct – and insanely obvious – outcome. Buffy obviously escapes the grasp of the […]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Welcome To The Hellmouth – 22nd Anniversary

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Welcome To The Hellmouth – 22nd Anniversary

With the 22nd Anniversary Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer fast approaching, our reviewer Ryan Easby takes a look back at where it all started

Welcome To The Hellmouth – Joss Whedon Time to go right back to the start, then. The year is 1997, the hottest band on the radio was The Spice Girls, the fashion is questionable to say the least, and a new show called Buffy The Vampire Slayer was just starting up. The question is, would […]