Posted by: thebuffyrewatch | May 2, 2011

Podcast #22: What’s My Line? (Part 2)

Here’s the podcast for Season 2, Episode 10 – What’s My Line? (Part 2)

Buffy and Kendra argue

Buffy and Kendra argue

Download: What’s My Line? (Part 2)

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The next podcast will appear on Monday 9th May 2011 for “Ted”

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  1. “TED” :

    Hey guys, first off i just want to say that i’m still listening.
    You’re both doing a wonderful job!

    I always enjoyed the Ted episode. Him being a homicidal robot was kind of silly, but
    the metaphor/message of the episode was great. Being a child of divorced parents,
    I could relate to how Buffy was feeling. The uncertainty of having someone new take
    over the role of a parent. In Buffy’s situation, i think it’s more difficult because she is
    an only child and she doesn’t have anyone to talk to except for her friends and even
    then, they are siding with Joyce or Ted or reasoning that she is overreacting.

    To me, Buffy reacts like many young people would. She sees Ted as trying to take her
    dad’s place and is automatically hostile towards him. I really feel sorry for Buffy because
    she really misses her dad. We know he and Joyce are divorced but this is the first time
    we’ve seen Joyce with another man. The recent divorce of her parents hasn’t sunk in
    yet, and she finds it hard that her mother’s dating other men. This is another connection
    to her desire for normalcy. Buffy would rather have her parents reconcile and return to
    the way they were. Of course Buffy’s going to see the worst in the new guy because Ted
    isn’t her real father and is moving awfully quick in starting a father/daughter relationship
    with her.

    When Ted “dies”, we see the effect it has on Joyce. Joyce has been left to raise Buffy on
    her own, while dealing with being a single mother. However, Joyce’s actions in this episode
    made me angry. It’s bad enough she starts dating and doesn’t tell her daughter she’s
    doing so. But, she is so obsessed with her relationship, she doesn’t listen to Buffy when
    she starts telling her she was threatened by Ted and she was only acting in self defense
    when she knocked him down the stairs. Here is the possibility of abuse, and Joyce puts up
    blinders.

    All in all it was a nice episode, overlooking the whole robot thing, which to me felt like a
    cop out. I think it would have been better if Ted had just been a regular human scumbag.


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