Thursday, 18 December 2014

"Buffy Fanmeet" Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

Eliza Dushku
• James Marsters
• Nicholas Brendon

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Life Serial" Review (6x05)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy decides that in order to pay her mounting bills and take care of Dawn she must go back to college and find herself a job. These new ventures are made much more difficult when ‘The Trio’ decide to test the Slayer with a series of challenges to determine the extent of her abilities.”

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Angel, "Carpe Noctem" Review (3x04)

Brief Synopsis: “An old man casts a body-switching spell on Angel and enjoys the many pleasures of being eternally young, handsome, and bloodthirsty in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Angel is dying in an old man’s body in a retirement home. Can Angel Investigations figure it out and save Angel before his human heart gives out?”

Monday, 1 December 2014

Wales Comic Con 2014 Part II - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise I most associate them with personally) :-

• Anthony Head (Rupert Giles in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”)
• Emily Head (Anthony’s Daughter & Carli in “The InBetweeners”)
• Mark Sheppard (Badger in “Firefly”, Crowley in “Supernatural”, and King of the nerd TV shows)
• Ian Beattie (Ser Meryn Trant in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Road Warrior Animal (Wrestler)
• Booker T (Wrestler)
• Lance Storm (Wrestler)
• Doug Williams (Wrestler)
• Paul London (Wrestler)

Friday, 28 November 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Flooded" Review (6x04)

Brief Synopsis: “With her mother gone, Buffy finds herself broke, jobless, and taking care of a house that’s falling apart and haemorrhaging money. To make matters worse, Buffy is still having severe problems adjusting to life after being dragged out of Heaven by her friends, and a new trio of ‘super-villains’ have arisen in Sunnydale and send a demon to rob a bank for them just as Buffy is applying for a loan.”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Angel, "That Old Gang Of Mine" Review (3x03)

Brief Synopsis: “Gunn finds himself stuck between his old gang and his new team after he discovers that a string of brutal and indiscriminate demon murders were committed by his former gang. Even Caritas – a sanctuary for demons, vampires, and humans alike – isn’t immune to the devastation and Gunn is forced to make a choice once and for all.”

Friday, 21 November 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "After Life" Review (6x03)

Brief Synopsis: “An unseen force is taking over the Scoobies one at a time. Could this spirit be somehow connected to Buffy’s resurrection? Meanwhile, Buffy is desperately struggling to adjust to life back on Earth and she confides in Spike the reason for this.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Angel, "That Vision Thing" Review (3x02)

Brief Synopsis: “When Cordelia’s visions start manifesting as painful physical wounds, Lorne uses telepathy to discover why this is happening to her and how it can be stopped. It appears that Wolfram & Hart are behind the violent visions and Lilah won’t stop them until Angel breaks a vicious criminal out of a Hell dimension for her.”

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Bargaining Part Two" Review (6x02)

Brief Synopsis: “As a gang of demon bikers attack, the Scoobies are chased away from Buffy’s gravesite, thinking that the resurrection was a failure. Little do they know, it worked and the Slayer is now alive again, right where they left her...under the ground in her coffin. Buffy has to punch and claw her way out of her own grave. The Slayer is back, but she’s disoriented and thinks she’s in Hell. The Scoobies must convince her otherwise before she commits suicide all over again.”

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Angel, "Heartthrob" Review (3x01)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel has been away for the summer, trying to cope with Buffy’s death. After returning to Los Angeles, Angel stakes a female vampire who recognises him and calls him ‘Angelus’ before she turns to dust. Now, her grief-stricken lover, Angelus’ old hunting companion, is out for vengeance against Angel.”

Saturday, 8 November 2014

"Hallowhedon 6" Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

Clare Kramer
• Mark Metcalf
• Troy Blendell
• Andy Umberger

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Bargaining Part One" Review (6x01)

Brief Synopsis: “It’s a dark and miserable world without the Slayer. Buffy is dead and the Scooby Gang have survived the summer the best they can without her. Due to Buffy’s mystical death, Willow fears that Buffy is trapped in some Hell dimension and she’s not going to leave her there to suffer eternal torment. Therefore, Willow, Tara, Xander, and Anya decide to perform a resurrection spell to bring Buffy back from the dead.”

Monday, 27 October 2014

Angel, "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" Review (2x22)

Brief Synopsis: “Cordelia learns that when she ‘comshuks’ with the Groosalugg, her visions will pass to him, but Cordy isn’t sure if she wants to lose them. Meanwhile, Wesley and Gunn are working to overthrow the monarchy, while Angel and Fred are struggling to control the beast inside of Angel.”

Friday, 24 October 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Gift" Review (5x22)

Brief Synopsis: “Glory has Dawn and plans to use her to open a portal back to her own dimension. If this happens, all dimensional walls will crumble and there will be Hell on Earth, quite literally. The Scoobies must find a way to stop the Hell God before it’s too late, while living in the knowledge that this is the toughest challenge they’ve ever faced.”

Monday, 20 October 2014

London Film And Comic Con (Winter) 2014 - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise I most associate them with personally) :-

• Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”)
• Jerome Flynn (Bronn from “Game Of Thrones”)

• Miltos Yeromelou (Syrio Forel from "Game Of Thrones")
• Ross Mullan (Primary White Walker from "Game Of Thrones")
• Andrew Rothenberg (Jim from “The Walking Dead” and Malcolm from “True Blood”)
• Michael Koske (Various Zombies from "The Walking Dead")
• Alberto Rodriguez A.K.A. Alberto Del Rio (Wrestler)
• Solofa Fatu Jr. A.K.A. Rikishi (Wrestler)
• Brian Christopher A.K.A. Grandmaster Sexay (Wrestler)
• Scott Garland A.K.A. Scotty 2 Hotty (Wrestler)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Angel, "Through The Looking Glass" Review (2x21)

Brief Synopsis: “Cordelia has inexplicably been made Princess of Pylea, but she begins to suspect that her guards may be her jailers. Meanwhile, Wesley and Gunn search for a way to free Cordy from the castle, while Angel and Lorne get a cold reception from the Deathwok Clan.” 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Weight Of The World" Review (5x21)

Brief Synopsis: “Despite their best efforts, Glory has succeeded in taking Dawn. This failure on top of everything else this year proves too much for Buffy and she slips into a catatonic state. Willow must use magic to enter Buffy’s mind and help her work through her trauma in time to attempt to save Dawn...and the rest of the world.”

Monday, 13 October 2014

Angel, "Over The Rainbow" Review (2x20)

Brief Synopsis: “After being inadvertently sucked into a dimensional portal, Cordy finds herself stuck in Lorne’s home dimension, Pylea, a place where humans are slaves. Back in Los Angeles, Angel is desperately trying to find a way to rescue Cordelia, but Lorne is reluctant to head back home in order to help.”

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Spiral" Review (5x20)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy and Dawn narrowly escape Glory, but they only remain unscathed because a truck inadvertently hit Glory. Buffy and the Scoobies decide that their only option left is to flee Sunnydale...”

Monday, 6 October 2014

Angel, "Belonging" Review (2x19)

Brief Synopsis: “When a savage demon emerges from a magical portal on the stage at Caritas, Lorne turns to Angel for help in destroying the beast before it cuts a bloody swath through Los Angeles. After Angel discovers that the beast is from Lorne’s home dimension, Pylea, he is reluctantly pressed into service, but the answer to his problem may come from yet another mystical portal.”

Thursday, 2 October 2014

"Vampire Ball 5" Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

James Marsters
Emma Caulfield
Jeff Ricketts
Jonathan Woodward
George Hertzberg
Dayne Johnson

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Tough Love" Review (5x19)

Brief Synopsis: “While Buffy tries to control a motherless Dawn and bring their lives back to some form of normalcy, Tara is captured by Glory, who is desperately trying to discover the identity of The Key.”

Monday, 15 September 2014

Angel, "Dead End" Review (2x18)

Brief Synopsis: “Lindsey is given an amazing gift by his bosses at Wolfram & Hart...a new hand to replace the one Angel sliced off. However, when the new hand begins acting strangely of its own accord, Lindsey becomes suspicious about where the hand came from. After singing at Caritas, Lorne teams Angel and Lindsey up begrudgingly, as Angel is also researching transplanted body parts that have been turning on their owners. What they find forces Lindsey into making a life-altering decision.”

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Intervention" Review (5x18)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy feels that being the Slayer is turning her to stone, so Giles takes her to the desert on a vision quest to meet the First Slayer. While they’re gone, Spike decides to have a little kinky fun with the Buffybot, but the Scoobies see her and mistake her for the real Buffy. Meanwhile, Glory’s minions also mistake the Buffybot for the real Buffy, and after noticing how devoted she is to Spike, they begin to suspect that he is The Key.”

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Angel, "Disharmony" Review (2x17)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel Investigations is whole once again with Angel rejoining the team, but things are still awkward between Angel and Cordelia. When an old friend of Cordy’s from Sunnydale High, Harmony, arrives in Los Angeles as a newly sired vampire, Angel has to choose between supporting Cordelia and protecting her from her now soulless friend.”

Monday, 8 September 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Forever" Review (5x17)

Brief Synopsis: “Refusing to accept her mother’s death, Dawn uses magic to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Buffy receives some comfort from an old boyfriend who returns to Sunnydale to support her, and the Scoobies try to recover from losing Joyce and say goodbye at her funeral.”

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Angel, "Epiphany" Review (2x16)

Brief Synopsis: “After an empty night of passion with Darla, Angel wakes to discover that his soul is still intact. This leads to Angel having an epiphany, and he realises how far into darkness and despair he’s sank. Angel wishes to counteract his destructive behaviour by righting some wrongs, starting with his former team. However, Cordelia, Wesley, and Gunn may not live long enough for Angel to make amends...”

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Body" Review (5x16)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy is devastated when she arrives home and finds her mother dead. The rest of the Scoobies try to pull themselves together and deal with their own grief as best they can in order to be there for Buffy and Dawn during the worst day of their lives.”

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Angel, "Reprise" Review (2x15)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel learns of the impending visit of one of Wolfram & Hart’s ‘Senior Partners’, and he plans to use this occasion to launch a kamikaze mission to the ‘Home Office’ of Wolfram & Hart to take on their evil at the source.”

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "I Was Made To Love You" Review (5x15)

Brief Synopsis: “A strange girl arrives in Sunnydale desperately searching for her boyfriend, Warren. She’s sweet, pretty, and polite, but there’s just one thing about her that seems odd...she can easily throw Spike through a window. While this amuses Buffy greatly, she decides that she must do something to stop her before someone less impervious to damage gets hurt. After tracking down Warren, Buffy discovers a startling revelation about the strange girl’s origin...”

Friday, 22 August 2014

Angel, "The Thin Dead Line" Review (2x14)

Brief Synopsis: “Anne informs Angel Investigations of renegade cops that are brutally attacking people on the streets for no reason. At the same time, Kate brings the same case to Angel’s attention. However, these cops aren’t what they seem, as they all died months ago...”

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Crush" Review (5x14)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy notices that Dawn is spending a lot of time around Spike and assumes that Dawn has a crush on him. When she confronts Dawn on this, Dawn surprises her by revealing to her that Spike is too in love with her to notice Dawn at all. Meanwhile, a train pulls into Sunnydale station with every passenger slaughtered by a particularly savage vampire, and Buffy is finding it hard to concentrate on the investigation while simultaneously fending off Spike’s advances.”

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Angel, "Happy Anniversary" Review (2x13)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel and Lorne are hunting for a physicist who they fear will cause the end of the world inadvertently. However, their progress is being slowed by a group of Lubber demons who seek to use the scientist’s work for their own dark ends. Meanwhile, Angel Investigations are setting up their new office and Virginia gives them their first official case as a new team.”

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Blood Ties" Review (5x13)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy finally reveals to her friends that Dawn is the mystical Key that Glory is searching for. After they know Dawn is The Key, the Scoobies start acting strangely around her and Dawn knows that something is wrong. She’s noticed the crazy people talking to her, she’s noticed the big snake that recognised her, and now she’s heading to the mental ward of Sunnydale hospital for answers.”

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Angel, "Blood Money" Review (2x12)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel, who is still distracted from fighting the good fight by his hatred of Wolfram & Hart, threatens to expose Wolfram & Hart’s criminal activities after he discovers that they’re stealing large sums of money that were donated to a homeless shelter. However, an old enemy of Angel’s has arrived in Los Angeles and has other plans.”

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Checkpoint" Review (5x12)

Brief Synopsis: “The Watcher’s Council, headed by Quentin Travers, arrive in Sunnydale with valuable information about Glory. However, since Buffy no longer works for the Council, they decide that they must put her and her friends through a series of gruelling tests to determine if she’s worthy of their trust and news.”

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Angel, "Redefinition" Review (2x11)

Brief Synopsis: “After firing his staff and cutting himself off from the world, Angel begins intense physical and mental training in preparation for an encounter with Darla and Drusilla. Meanwhile, his former team are trying to continue fighting the good fight on their own now that Angel has abandoned the cause.”

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Triangle" Review (5x11)

Brief Synopsis: “While trying to create a new spell to help Buffy with her slaying, Willow is distracted by an argument with Anya and accidentally releases a troll from a mystical prison. With Buffy in mourning over Riley leaving town, Willow and Anya may need to defeat the troll themselves before it eats all the babies in Sunnydale...oh, and Anya used to date the troll. Eww.”

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Angel, "Reunion" Review (2x10)

Brief Synopsis: “Drusilla has turned Darla into a vampire once again. Angel is desperately trying to find Darla and kill her before she rises from the grave and goes on another killing spree with her former partner in crime. As Angel becomes more and more frantic, the rest of his team are worried that they are all that’s standing between Angel and real darkness.”

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Into The Woods" Review (5x10)

Brief Synopsis: “Joyce’s surgery is a success! In celebration, Dawn spends the night at Xander and Anya’s house so that Buffy and Riley can spend a romantic night together. When Riley sneaks out the house in the middle of the night, Spike follows him and shows the Slayer just what her boyfriend has been getting up to recently.”

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Angel, "The Trial" Review (2x09)

Brief Synopsis: “After tracking down Darla, Angel discovers that she’s dying of syphilis, just like she was before being sired 400 years earlier. Angel is faced with an impossible choice: watch his former sire and lover die or turn her into a vampire once more...unless Lorne can give Angel another avenue to explore.”

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Listening To Fear" Review (5x09)

Brief Synopsis: “A Queller demon from outer space lands in Sunnydale and begins to kill all the mentally ill people that have been piling up lately. Meanwhile, Joyce has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and her behaviour is becoming more erratic while she waits for her operation. Can Buffy stop the Queller demon before it latches on to Joyce?”

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

London Film And Comic Con 2014 - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise I most associate them with personally) :-

Stan Lee (no explanation needed)
Anthony Head (Rupert Giles from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”)
Juliet Landau (Drusilla from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”)
Summer Glau (River Tam from “Firefly”)
Robert Knepper (Tommy Dolan from “Carnivale”)
Billie Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian from the Star Wars franchise)
Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon from “Game Of Thrones”)
Sibel Kekilli (Shae from “Game Of Thrones”)
Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas (wrestler)
James Storm (wrestler)
Al Snow (wrestler)
David Yost (Billy Cranston from “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”)
T. J. Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins from “Bones”)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Angel, "The Shroud Of Rahmon" Review (2x08)

Brief Synopsis: “Gunn brings a new case to Angel Investigations as his cousin has been caught up in a robbery attempt that’s going to take place the next day. Angel and Gunn pose as members that are going to be involved in the robbery in order to stop it. However, the shroud that is being stolen has mind-altering powers...can Angel and Gunn keep the shroud from falling into the wrong hands before they lose their minds?”

Monday, 7 July 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Shadow" Review (5x08)

Brief Synopsis: “Riley falls deeper and deeper into insecurity over his feelings that Buffy doesn’t love him. Meanwhile, Joyce is undergoing further tests for her brain issues and Glory is conjuring up a creature that will be able to locate The Key for her.”

Friday, 4 July 2014

Angel, "Darla" Review (2x07)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel is desperate to save the human Darla from the clutches of Wolfram & Hart. Through flashbacks, Angel journeys back over his previous life with Darla and history seems to be oddly repeating itself from a time just after Angel was re-ensoulled for the first time.”

Monday, 30 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Fool For Love" Review (5x07)

Brief Synopsis: “When a vampire Buffy encounters on a routine patrol almost kills her with her own stake, Buffy begins to obsess over the deaths of the previous Vampire Slayers. Desperate for answers, she turns to the only person she knows with firsthand knowledge on how two former Slayers were murdered, having killed them himself...Spike.”

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Angel, "Guise Will Be Guise" Review (2x06)

Brief Synopsis: “Under Lorne’s guidance, Angel travels to a mystical swami to help him understand his haunting dreams and regain some focus. While he’s away, Wesley assumes Angel’s identity to try and save a woman in peril.”

Friday, 20 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Family" Review (5x06)

Brief Synopsis: “As the Scoobies get ready to celebrate Tara’s birthday, her family arrive in Sunnydale to take her back home. Tara tries to resist her family, but her father demands that she returns home before the family curse turns her into a demon on her 20th birthday.”

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Angel, "Dear Boy" Review (2x05)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel’s continuing restless dreams take him back to his first meeting with Drusilla in 1860. When Angel sees Darla in real life, however, the rest of Angel Investigations see the gaping cracks in Angel’s resolve and fear that he may return to his former ways...”

Monday, 16 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "No Place Like Home" Review (5x05)

Brief Synopsis: “When doctors can’t determine why Joyce is sick, Buffy is convinced that the illness is supernatural in origin. After doing a spell to see magical influences, her sister starts sliding in and out of focus...”

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Angel, "Untouched" Review (2x04)

Brief Synopsis: “Due to a vision from Cordelia, Angel comes across a young telekinetic called Bethany. Bethany’s powers are beyond her control so Angel takes her in and tries to teach her how to use her powers constructively. Little does Angel know, Bethany is being manipulated by Wolfram & Hart’s Lilah, who intends to detonate the ticking time bomb...”

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Out Of My Mind" Review (5x04)

Brief Synopsis: “The drugs that were unknowingly fed to Riley during his time at the Initiative to give him increased strength and speed are starting to deteriorate his body. To stop himself having a heart attack, he must give up his enhanced power, but in doing so will be further away from Buffy than ever. Will Riley make the ultimate sacrifice?”

Monday, 9 June 2014

Angel, "First Impressions" Review (2x03)

Brief Synopsis: “When Cordelia receives a vision of Gunn in danger, she elects herself as his new protector. She quickly discovers that Gunn is his own worst enemy and his attitude may be about to get him killed...”

Friday, 6 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Replacement" Review (5x03)

Brief Synopsis: “The demon Toth fires a strange device at Buffy that’s supposed to split Buffy in two. However, it misses its target and hits Xander instead. Suddenly, there are two Xander’s. One with all of Xander’s best traits and qualities and one with all of Xander’s insecurities and weaknesses. Can Buffy put the two Xander’s back together before Xander kills himself?”

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Angel, "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been" Review (2x02)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel directs Wesley and Cordelia to investigate the mysteriously abandoned Hyperion Hotel that he stumbled across last week. As they piece together the building’s dark history, they discover that Angel was staying in the hotel when it was closed down in 1952.”

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Real Me" Review (5x02)

Brief Synopsis: “After the shocking revelation that Buffy has a sister, we get to see the world through her eyes. Meanwhile, an old friend returns to Sunnydale, intent on killing the Slayer...”

Friday, 30 May 2014

Angel, "Judgment" Review (2x01)

Brief Synopsis: “After accidentally killing a demon that was protecting a pregnant woman, Angel feels obligated to take the demon’s place. There’s just one problem...the woman is missing. Singing karaoke at a demon sanctuary known as ‘Caritas’ may be the answer to Angel’s dilemma. Meanwhile, Darla is struggling with her newfound heartbeat.”

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Buffy vs. Dracula" Review (5x01)

Brief Synopsis: “When Dracula himself arrives in Sunnydale, he leaves the Scoobies star struck. Can Buffy defeat Dracula before she falls under the thrall of the Dark Prince?”

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Angel, "To Shanshu In L.A." Review (1x22)

Brief Synopsis: “Wolfram & Hart summon a demon named Vocah and give him the task of separating Angel from his friends and the Powers That Be. This is all used as a distraction so that Wolfram & Hart can perform a ritual to summon something much more deadly. Can Angel stop Vocah in time to halt the raising?”

Friday, 23 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Restless" Review (4x22)

Brief Synopsis: “Unable to sleep after their victory over Adam, the Scoobies decide to stay up late watching movies...and immediately fall asleep. One by one they’re visited by the First Slayer in their dreams as she tries to kill them.”

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Angel, "Blind Date" Review (1x21)

Brief Synopsis: “Wolfram & Hart’s Lindsey McDonald has a crisis of conscience after a blind assassin is sent by Wolfram & Hart to kill some children. After going to Angel for help with the situation, Lindsey reaches as impasse. Does he start down his path to redemption and leave Wolfram & Hart or does he truly join the evil corporation in his quest for power?” 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Primeval" Review (4x21)

Brief Synopsis: “Adam reveals that Riley has a behaviour modification chip located over his heart that’s tied directly into his central nervous system. He reveals to Riley his ultimate plan to have a commando vs. monster massacre and use the body parts to create a hybrid race of super-soldiers for his army. Can Buffy pull the Scoobies back together in time to take down Adam and save Riley?”

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Angel, "War Zone" Review (1x20)

Brief Synopsis: “While taking a case for David Nabbit, a nerdy millionaire, Angel gets caught up in the middle of a gang war between a group of homeless youths and a vampire nest. After meeting the leader of the street gang, Charles Gunn, Angel decides to help them clean up the streets of Los Angeles, but will it be too late to stop the bloodshed?”

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Yoko Factor" Review (4x20)

Brief Synopsis: “Adam enlists Spike to turn the Scooby Gang against each other, leaving Buffy alone and isolated. Meanwhile, in the chaos, Angel swoops into Sunnydale to apologise to Buffy after her recently trip to Los Angeles. The only problem is, Riley thinks he’s soulless...”

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Angel, "Sanctuary" Review (1x19)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy arrives in Los Angeles seeking vengeance against Faith. Buffy is shocked and hurt to discover that her former lover is siding with her nemesis and helping her on her path to redemption. Meanwhile, Wesley faces a moral crisis after he’s offered a chance to rejoin the Watcher’s Council, if he betrays Angel and helps them kidnap Faith.”

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "New Moon Rising" Review (4x19)

Brief Synopsis: “Tara and Willow’s blossoming relationship is thrown into chaos as Oz returns to Sunnydale. While on his travels, Oz has discovered a way to control his wolfish side. However, when Oz discovers that Willow and Tara are more than friends, he begins to howl...”

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Angel, "Five By Five" Review (1x18)

Brief Synopsis: “Faith, the rogue Slayer, has arrived in Los Angeles. Wolfram & Hart are made aware of this and hire Faith to assassinate Angel. Can Angel stop her before she kills him or one of his friends?”

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Where The Wild Things Are" Review (4x18)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy and Riley’s relationship has reached a new level. That level is horizontal, as they’re spending most of their time in bed. However, their new found love of each other’s bodies unleashes some grouchy poltergeists that try to murder everyone at a frat party. It’s another joyous day in Sunnydale.”

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Angel, "Eternity" Review (1x17)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel takes a job protecting a well-know actress called Rebecca from a stalker. When Rebecca notices Angel’s lack of reflection in a mirror, she begins to suspect what he really is and plans to use Angel to further her fledgling career.”

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Superstar" Review (4x17)

Brief Synopsis: “The Scooby Gang are out hunting vampires when they stumble upon a nest. They decide to call in the big guns and visit...Jonathan from Sunnydale High? Clearly, something isn’t right in Sunnydale...again.”

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Angel, "The Ring" Review (1x16)

Brief Synopsis: “A routine missing person investigation leads Angel to an underground fight club involving captured vampires and demons that need to win 21 fights to be set free. When Angel is captured by the club and forced to fight, can he survive long enough to find a way to free himself and the other captives?”

Monday, 28 April 2014

Wales Comic Con 2014 - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick & Griphook from the Harry Potter films)
Rikishi (wrestler)
Vader (wrestler)
Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy from “Game Of Thrones”)
Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed from “Game Of Thrones”)
Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon from “Game Of Thrones”)
James Cosmo (Lord Commander Jeor Mormont from “Game Of Thrones”)
Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon from “Game Of Thrones”)
Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon from “Game Of Thrones”)
Charlie Adlard (primary artist for the graphic novels of “The Walking  Dead”)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Who Are You?" Review (4x16)

Brief Synopsis: “Faith’s device, left to her by The Mayor, has resulted in Buffy and Faith switching bodies. Now, Buffy (in Faith’s body) must evade the Watcher’s Council long enough to convince someone that she’s telling the truth. Meanwhile, Faith (in Buffy’s body) has full access to Buffy’s life...including her mother, friends, and boyfriend.”

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Angel, "The Prodigal" Review (1x15)

Brief Synopsis: “Usually docile demons are breaking into violent rages and innocent humans are paying the price. The realisation that Kate’s father is somehow involved in all of this brings up a lot of painful memories about Angel’s own father.”

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "This Year's Girl" Review (4x15)

Brief Synopsis: “After eight months in a coma, Faith is awake and seeking revenge. After a confrontation with Buffy, Faith receives a mysterious package that The Mayor left for her from beyond the grave. Armed with her secret weapon, Faith confronts Buffy in a climactic Slayer vs. Slayer battle.”

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Angel, "I've Got You Under My Skin" Review (1x14)

Brief Synopsis: “When Cordy has a vision showing a family in trouble, Angel goes to investigate. Before long, he discovers that one of the family is possessed by a demon. Angel must figure out who it is and how to exorcise the demon before it can harm anyone else.”

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Goodbye Iowa" Review (4x14)

Brief Synopsis: “When Professor Walsh is found dead, the commandos are quick to blame Buffy, and Riley’s life goes into a tailspin. Riley is even more agitated when he sees Buffy with Spike ("Hostile 17") and then again at Willy's Place (a demon bar). Meanwhile, the hybrid creature that Maggie created, Adam, is roaming loose around Sunnydale.”

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Angel, "She" Review (1x13)

Brief Synopsis: “A series of horribly burned corpses leads Angel Investigations to a race of creatures from another dimension, whose gender warfare is spilling onto the streets of Los Angeles.”

Friday, 11 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The I In Team" Review (4x13)

Brief Synopsis: “When Riley tells his superiors about the Slayer, they invite Buffy to join The Initiative. It soon becomes apparent, however, that her independent attitude and too many questions may not be what Maggie Walsh is looking for.”

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Angel, "Expecting" Review (1x12)

Brief Synopsis: “After a night on the town with some friends, Cordelia wakes up the next morning very pregnant. Can Angel and Wesley find a way to stop the demon birth before Cordelia is killed?”

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "A New Man" Review (4x12)

Brief Synopsis: “Giles realises that he’s an out-of-the-loop, unemployed, middle-aged man hanging around with a bunch of teenagers. Feeling useless and insecure, he bumps into Ethan Rayne, but rather that it ending in a fight, it ends with drinks in a bar. The next morning, Giles’ hangover takes the form of a Fyarl demon.”

Friday, 4 April 2014

Angel, "Somnambulist" Review (1x11)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel’s past deeds come back to haunt him as he dreams about killing again. When the dreams are identical to real murders that are happening in Los Angeles, Angel fears that he’s killing in his sleep.”

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Doomed" Review (4x11)

Brief Synopsis: “Now that Riley knows Buffy is the Slayer and Buffy knows that Riley is a commando, they’re having a hard time defining their relationship. Meanwhile, an earthquake hits Sunnydale, which could mean another apocalypse is looming...”

Monday, 31 March 2014

Angel, "Parting Gifts" Review (1x10)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel and Cordelia are trying to cope with the loss of Doyle. A distraction comes to their aid as Cordelia discovers that she has inherited Doyle’s visions. Also, an empath demon begs Angel to help him after being pursued through the United States by a Rogue Demon Hunter...”

Friday, 28 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Hush" Review (4x10)

Brief Synopsis: “The entire town of Sunnydale is unable to speak after a group of floating creatures called ‘The Gentlemen’ appear and steal everyone’s voices. The only way The Gentlemen can be killed is by a human voice. Can Buffy get her voice back and stop The Gentlemen before they collect their jar of hearts?”

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Angel, "Hero" Review (1x09)

Brief Synopsis: “Doyle must face his past and overcome his fears after a group of Lister demons - similar to his own Bracken demon side - turn to him for help. They are being persecuted by an order of demons known as ‘The Scourge’, who are bent on destroying all demons that aren’t ‘pure’.”

Monday, 24 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Something Blue" Review (4x09)

Brief Synopsis: “Feeling lost after Oz’s departure from Sunnydale, Willow casts a spell to have her will done. However, the spell goes awry and strange things begin to happen to her friends...”

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Angel, "I Will Remember You" Review (1x08)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy arrives in Los Angeles, furious that Angel didn’t tell her he was watching her in Sunnydale. A demon attack interrupts Buffy and Angel’s argument and some of the demon’s blood mixes with Angel’s blood, resulting in Angel becoming human.”

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Pangs" Review (4x08)

Brief Synopsis: “After Angel’s friend Doyle has a vision of Buffy in trouble, Angel returns to Sunnydale to keep an eye on her. Meanwhile, Xander falls into a sacred Indian burial ground, which releases a vengeful spirit called Hus. Can Buffy stop Hus in time for her perfect Thanksgiving feast?”

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Angel, "The Bachelor Party" Review (1x07)

Brief Synopsis: “As Doyle and Cordelia grow closer, Doyle’s estranged wife, Harry, shows up at Angel Investigations requesting a divorce so that she can marry her new love. After the shock wears off, Doyle agrees to the divorce and also accepts an invitation to attend the bachelor party of the groom to be. However, the new groom is a demon with some very strange customs regarding the ex-husband. One of which is eating the brain of the former husband...”

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Initiative" Review (4x07)

Brief Synopsis: “Having been captured by some commandos, Spike is being held hostage in a high-tech facility. He manages to escape and heads to find Buffy, whom he believes is responsible. Instead, he finds a depressed, helpless Willow.”

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Angel, "Sense & Sensitivity" Review (1x06)

Brief Synopsis: “Kate is forced to take sensitivity awareness training with her fellow police officers. After Kate begins to act uncharacteristically emotional, Angel suspects that something unusual is happening, before turning overly sensitive himself.” 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Wild At Heart" Review (4x06)

Brief Synopsis: “Oz escapes from his cage during a full moon and runs across another werewolf. The other werewolf is revealed to be the singer from ‘Shy’, Veruca, whom Oz has been oddly drawn to recently. He wakes up next to her naked in the wilderness the next morning and has to piece together what has happened.”

Friday, 7 March 2014

Angel, "Rm w/a Vu" Review (1x05)

Brief Synopsis: “When Cordelia decides that she can no longer stand her cockroach-infested apartment, Doyle offers to help her find a new place. He makes good on his promise and finds Cordelia her perfect apartment. There’s just one’s haunted.”

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Beer Bad" Review (4x05)

Brief Synopsis: “Still trying to come to terms with Parker’s womanising, Buffy starts to hang out at the college bar, where she and a group of upper class students drown their troubles in an excess of beer. It soon becomes apparent that the local brew brings out the wild side of the Slayer and the students, as they all transform into cave people.”

Monday, 3 March 2014

Angel, "I Fall To Pieces" Review (1x04)

Brief Synopsis: “As Cordelia and Angel continue the debate over whether or not to charge their clients, Doyle receives a vision of yet another woman in distress. Angel pays a visit to her workplace and learns that the woman is being terrorised by her neurosurgeon who is somehow mysteriously able to watch her every move.”

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Fear Itself" Review (4x04)

Brief Synopsis: “To help Buffy get over the pain of having been used by Parker, the Scoobies head to a fraternity Halloween party, expecting a few cheap scares and a bit of harmless fun. Unfortunately, some accidental magic turns the party into a house of horrors where everyone's fears come to life.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Angel, "In The Dark" Review (1x03)

Brief Synopsis: “Oz visits L.A. with a present for Angel from Buffy. It’s the Gem of Amara - a ring which has been a vampire myth for millennia. While wearing it, a vampire is immune to crosses, stakes, and can even walk in daylight. It isn’t long before Spike arrives in town searching for the ring...and he has no plans of leaving until he gets it.”

Monday, 24 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Harsh Light Of Day" Review (4x03)

Brief Synopsis: “Spike returns to Sunnydale with his new girlfriend, Harmony, who is now a vampire. Spike is searching for the Gem of Amara, which will make him un-killable while he’s wearing it. Meanwhile, Buffy is making headway with Parker and the two eventually sleep together, while Anya propositions Xander.”

Friday, 21 February 2014

Angel, "Lonely Hearts" Review (1x02)

Brief Synopsis: “Doyle receives a new vision that sends Angel Investigations to a club called D'Oblique. While searching the crowd, Angel meets a woman called Kate, who seems to be the type that the killer has been targeting. The next night, Angel manages to find a clue to the killer’s location. However, someone else is heading to the same place at the same time and comes to the conclusion that Angel himself is the murderer.”

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Living Conditions" Review (4x02)

Brief Synopsis: “Dorm life proves to be a challenge for Buffy, as she has to deal with a roommate who is more than a little difficult. Kathy plays music that Buffy hates, labels all her food in the refrigerator, borrows clothes without asking, and gets in the way of Buffy's Slayer duties. She even starts flirting with Parker, Buffy's first college infatuation. Eventually, Buffy comes to the only logical conclusion: Kathy is evil and must be killed.”

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Angel, "City Of" Review (1x01)

Brief Synopsis: “Having left Sunnydale and his true love behind, Angel is searching for a place to call his own and a means to redeem himself for his past sins. Doyle, a half-human/half-demon, is sent to him by "The Powers That Be" to help him on his path. Doyle has a vision of a young girl in trouble, Tina, prompting Angel to go on his first mission to help the helpless.”

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Freshman" Review (4x01)

Brief Synopsis: “It's a new school year and Buffy is matriculating at UC Sunnydale. Willow is completely in her element in a place of higher learning and Oz already knows half of the campus due to his band playing there. Giles is entertaining a lady friend who is visiting from England, and Xander is away on a cross-country trip. Meanwhile, Buffy feels like a fish out of water. Her classes are harder, she feels lonely, and her roommate is too annoyingly perky for words. But when a fellow student goes missing and Buffy suspects supernatural badness, she begins to think that college life may not be so different after all.”

Monday, 10 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Graduation Day Part One & Two" Review (3x21 & 3x22)

Brief Synopsis: “The Scoobies receive some valuable information from Anya, who has actually witnessed an ascension. She reveals that The Mayor plans to transform himself into a pure demon. When Angel is poisoned by Faith, Buffy faces Faith one last time in order to get the only cure to the poison: the blood of a Slayer.”

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Prom" Review (3x20)

Brief Synopsis: “The biggest night in a high school student’s life is just around the corner, when strange creatures start appearing around town attacking anyone in formal wear. Meanwhile, Angel tells Buffy that he wants her to have a chance at the normal life that he could never give her. He plans to leave Sunnydale after the ascension. Buffy must put aside her own pain and try to track down the source of the demonic Hellhounds in time to save the prom.”

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Choices" Review (3x19)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy receives an acceptance to Northwestern University, but what should be a happy surprise turns sour when she realises that she may not be able to go away to school and still fulfil her duties as the Slayer. Buffy also manages to intercept the Box of Gavrok, a container of mystical spiders that are vital to the Mayor’s ascension. When Willow is captured, the gang must decide whether they can give up their best chance at preventing the ascension to save Willow’s life.”

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Earshot" Review (3x18)

Brief Synopsis: “After an encounter with a demon with no mouth, Buffy is infected with the demon's blood and she gains the ability to hear people's thoughts. At first, her newfound ability is useful for cheating on schoolwork and eavesdropping on the thoughts of those around her, but when the voices continue to flood her mind, she realises that she cannot control the power. Amid the chaos, Buffy hears a killer planning a mass murder at the school. Now she must keep herself from going mad long enough to prevent a catastrophe.”

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Enemies" Review (3x17)

Brief Synopsis: “As a part of her new alliance with The Mayor, Faith tries to seduce Angel so that he will lose his soul again. When that fails, The Mayor summons a powerful demon to remove Angel’s soul with dark magic.”

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Doppelgangland" Review (3x16)

Brief Synopsis: "Anya convinces an unsuspecting Willow to assist her with a spell that will return her amulet and her Vengeance Demon powers. Willow, sensing something wrong with the magic, balks at the last minute and disrupts the spell. Instead of returning the amulet, the spell summons the vampire version of Willow from the alternate universe in ‘The Wish’, and sets her loose in Sunnydale.”

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Consequences" Review (3x15)

Brief Synopsis: "When Faith refuses to face up to the consequences of her actions, Buffy tries to get help from Giles and Angel. When Xander goes to confront Faith alone, however, he may be biting off more than he can chew.”

Monday, 27 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Bad Girls" Review (3x14)

Brief Synopsis: "While on a mission to retrieve an amulet before a powerful demon called Balthazar can use it to restore his strength, Faith introduces Buffy to her reckless method of slaying, which leaves Buffy wanting more of the wild life. Meanwhile, Giles is trying to keep his cool in front of the insufferably stuffy new Watcher, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.”

Friday, 24 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Zeppo" Review (3x13)

Brief Synopsis: "When Xander realises that he isn't needed by the Scooby Gang as much as he'd like to believe, his quest to prove he's cool leads him to an unforgettable night that finds him raising the dead and rolling with a dangerous crowd that could put Sunnydale in a lot of danger. Meanwhile, the rest of the Scoobies engage in a furious battle with the Sisterhood of Jhe, an all-female demon apocalypse cult that intends to re-open the Hellmouth and bring about the end of the world.”

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Helpless" Review (3x12)

Brief Synopsis: "For her upcoming 18th birthday, Buffy declines the Scooby Gang's offer of a big party, hoping to celebrate with quiet reflection and a traditional trip to the ice-skating show with her father. Suddenly, Buffy finds that her Slayer abilities are fading, perhaps completely. Is this some natural event in the lifecycle of the Slayer or is it something more sinister?”

Monday, 20 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Gingerbread" Review (3x11)

Brief Synopsis: "Picking the wrong night for mother-daughter bonding, Joyce discovers the bodies of two children in the park, apparently sacrificed in an occult ritual. Deeply disturbed by what she has seen, Joyce rallies the adults of Sunnydale, convincing them to rid the town of all magical and occult influences. Soon, however, it becomes apparent that Buffy, Willow, and Amy are themselves considered a part of the occult threat to Sunnydale.”

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Amends" Review (3x10)

Brief Synopsis: "While the gang prepares for their Christmas vacation, Angel is haunted by visions of his violent past. The ‘ghost’ of Jenny Calendar appears to him and reminds him in great detail of the evil deeds he has committed. At first, she almost seems to be taking pity on him, but gradually her counsel grows more sinister.”

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "The Wish" Review (3x09)

Brief Synopsis: "Wanting to be rid of Xander for good, Cordelia comes to the conclusion that Buffy is the cause of all her problems and makes a wish that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. A Vengeance Demon called ‘Anyanka’ grants the wish.”

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Lovers Walk" Review (3x08)

Brief Synopsis: "Spike returns to Sunnydale a broken vampire. Drusilla has left him and he will do anything to win her back, including kidnapping Willow and Xander to force Willow to prepare him a love spell. In addition to this, Buffy and Angel are struggling to remain just friends with each other.”

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Revelations" Review (3x07)

Brief Synopsis: "Xander finds out about Angel's return to Sunnydale and promptly informs the gang, who confront Buffy with the fear that he may turn evil again. Meanwhile, Faith finds herself under the wing of a new Watcher, Gwendolyn Post, a prim and proper Englishwoman who seems to be intent on showing up Giles at every turn.”

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Band Candy" Review (3x06)

Brief Synopsis: "Mr. Trick enlists Giles' old friend Ethan Rayne to manufacture and distribute boxes of candy that turn the adult population into uninhibited, irresponsible teenagers. While the adults are indisposed, the mysterious Mayor Wilkins pays tribute to a demon called Lurconis.”

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Homecoming" Review (3x05)

Brief Synopsis: "Cordelia’s obsession with becoming Homecoming Queen means that Buffy misses the yearbook photos. In retaliation, Buffy runs for Homecoming Queen opposite Cordy. Meanwhile, Mr. Trick is back and he’s rallying a group of tough vampires, demons, and mercenaries together to play a game to kill the two Slayers...Slayerfest '98.”

Monday, 6 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Beauty And The Beasts" Review (3x04)

Brief Synopsis: "On the night of a full moon, a student is found savagely mauled in the woods and the gang worry that Oz may have escaped from his cage. However, Buffy discovers that Angel has somehow returned from Hell. Due to time moving differently in Hell, he has endured centuries of torture and is now little more than a wild animal. Buffy must find a way to tell the Scoobies that Oz may be innocent and that Angel is back.”

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Faith, Hope & Trick" Review (3x03)

Brief Synopsis: "A new Slayer arrives in town. Faith, who was called after Kendra died, seems like a fun-loving, happy teenager who fits right in with the Scooby Gang. Buffy worries that Faith may be taking her place in her friends’ hearts and then begins to suspect that the new Slayer may be hiding something.”

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Dead Man's Party" Review (3x02)

Brief Synopsis: "Buffy returns home, but finds that picking up the pieces of the life she left behind may not be as easy as she had hoped. Her mother is trying to accept her back with open arms, but she doesn't seem to trust that Buffy won't just run away again. Her friends seem happy to see her, but their odd behaviour makes it apparent that they silently resent Buffy for taking off. And, of course, before these problems can be laid to rest, the dead of Sunnydale start to rise.”