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Sue Watches Buffy #15 (S4: Doomed-Who Are You)

riley-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-1159775_321_496Here we are. Deep into Season four. Meeting Adam.  Goodbye, Iowa didn’t mean goodbye, Riley.  Yep.  All those things are true.

There are a few bright sides: 1. We are sparing you from dragging this out for 6 weeks, and we discuss these once and done. 2. Spike. 3. *spoiler alert*: someone comes back and her name rhymes with Baith. 4. Ethan Rayne 5. We have guest Bob DeGrande join us!

You join us too- lets support each other. We need it. Next eps covered are 6 Angel eps including Expecting and She. Don’t worry- we rip those off like a band aid too. Sue needs support. She needs to know it gets better and we make up for these dark days…

Sue Watches Angel #14

4717527_l5Here is the second half of our discussion with guest Elizabeth Smith..(if you haven’t noticed- it’s the Angel half of the discussion). We discuss: The Bachelor Party, I Will Remember You, and Hero. It’s even later on the same night we talked about the Buffy episodes and we are still giggling even though Harrie, Angel, Buffy, Bangel shippers everywhere, Cordelia and Doyle are all getting their heart’s broken.

Sue Watches Buffy #13 S4: Pangs – Hush

2527c110cda9a275c887930b5adfe135OOoooo…unlucky # 13 and just a few days after Halloween. But how can we be unlucky discussing Pangs, Something Blue, and Hush? We can’t– especially when you throw our guest Elizabeth Smith in the mix. I’m not going to lie- we had a lot of fun on this episode, stayed up way too late (no I didn’t get the milk afterwards but Elinor didn’t end up needing it. Thanks for asking.), we also went of a tangent or two, which I did not paste onto the end of the episode, but non are very long. We had so much fun in fact I had to cut off the recording before we got to Angel. So look for our Angel discussion coming soon…

Sue Watches Buffy (and Angel) 12: Buffy S4 eps Fear, Itself – The Initiative Angel S1 eps IFTP – S&S

picture-12This week Sunnydale experiences another wacky Halloween (quite seasonal) and we say goodbye to Oz forever (or do we?) we also see The Initiative capture Spike, which leads to causing him some embarrassment in Willow’s bedroom. Meanwhile on Angel, Doctors can remove their body parts all in the name of being incredibly creepily vile and Cordy gets a new apartment and things get sensitive. Ug. Well, sensitive Angel is pretty funny…

Join Em and Sue as Sue has lots of laughs and also has a struggle getting through some of these clunkers. *cough…cough…Angel…cough*

No bloopers this time. We must be getting good? No- that can’t be it.

Sue Watches Buffy (And Angel!) #11: Buffy S4 eps 1-3 and Angel S1 eps 1-3

10355008_10203455290875925_1484474985089492110_nWell, we at Yes Mother had our first calamity: our first recording of this disappeared so we had to record it again. But fear not! We made the best of it by inviting Paul Maki from Idjitcast and The Ghostlight Podcast to join us so we could have a fresh and new podcast and not just try to regurgitate the lost one. It worked great for the most part (I noticed we forgot to mention a few key things the second time around. Nothing catastophic, but if some favorite parts about the episode are missing in our discussion, just be sure we talked about it once upon a time and that it was brilliant and insightful.)

In this episode we discuss the beginnings of Buffy season 4, we share a few roommate horrors, Emily thinks thai stick is just really good chicken satay (I’m a Mormon people! What do you want from me??), and we glory in the return of Spike… and Harm. Oh- and we introduce Sue to Angel’s series. I wonder what she thought of that…

Join us!

By the way… sorry it’s been so long, but that would be on account of the stupid lost recording, but we will have the next one up very soon- I’m looking at it right now on my computer.  It’s there!

Yes Mother: What We’ve Been Watching autumn

2158Just an update on what Em and Sue have been watching. It’s mostly Sue though, as Emily has been lame and hasn’t been watching much (She also forgot her notes and therefore forgot she watched Saved By the Bell: The Unauthorized Story! You guys were cheated out of finding out how that went.) Anyway, Sue made up for it as she has watched a lot. Too much to list here, but some highlights include: Hello Ladies, Serenity, Derek season 2, Lady in a Cage, and the finale of Tru Blood.

Sue Watches Buffy #10 (Graduation Day, Parts I & II)

Buffy-Series-3-Graduation-day-Part2-nicholas-brendon-6713092-1124-842Well, gosh- put on your graduation caps and robes and come revisit Sunnydale Class of ’99 with Em and Sue as we watch the finale of season 3. We have many goodbyes in this episode: we say goodbye to Sunnydale High, the mayor in his human form (and demon form, for that matter), conscious Faith , Angel and his relationship with Buffy (yippee!), the library, Snyder, Harmony (…seriously Sue- she died), the soda machine that gives you Coke when you push root beer, listen to me… I sound like Willow. We are actually excited to move on to season 4 with all it’s mysteries it may contain, we get a new show to watch, etc. It’s all good.

Sue Watches Buffy #09 (Earshot-The Prom)

promThis week, Em and Sue watched The Buffy Episodes: Earshot, Choices, and The Prom. Despite having a terrible cold, Em forged through and kept her voice for far longer than she thought possible as they giggled through talking about these episodes. The end of high school and season 3 is in the air, and find out what Sue thinks about the winding down of a very popular season of Buffy.

Sue Watches Buffy 8 (S#3: Bad Girls-Enemies)

Buffy-Faith-buffy-vs-faith-5981410-450-338This week Sue watched Bad Girls, Consequences, Doppelgangland, and Enemies and was thus introduced to Bad Faith. How did she take it? Did she enjoy seeing her old pal Angelus again? To help Emily unravel the answers to these questions and more, we were joined by our Bates Motel room 1 resident Harold!

Tangents at the end and still a few tangents throughout. Hey! It was our first guest and we like to talk.

Sue Watches Buffy 7 (S#3: Amends-The Zeppo)


Em and Sue are back again with another installment- this time we watched Amends, Gingerbread, Helpless, and The Zeppo (or The Shemp if you happen to get confused by your old timey trios). We don’t know anyone like that though.



If you stay after the music, you can listen to Em and Sue wax nostalgic about Robin Williams for a bit.o-captain