Such a mixed bag
An update to my previous review:I’m now at the beginning of Buffy season 5 and I continue to be both delighted by most of the hosts and incredibly frustrated that they’ve kept people on this podcast who actively do not like the show and voice their dislike of it on every episode. I wish these podcast runners would have stopped to really think about WHO is listening to Buffy podcasts: fans. People who love these shows with their whole hearts. Buffy was important in so many ways for me growing up, as it was to countless teens. Listening to a podcast created by a site that claims to be about FANdoms, it’s incredibly frustrating to regularly hear people who make fun of and speak in snooty, condescending tones about a thing you love so much. I don’t get why you’d keep people on the show who are there just to hate-watch. They’re painful to listen to. And yet, the rest of the hosts are so fantastic, and I love hearing the opinions of first time watchers. Right now I’m listening to an episode with Karen, Kristin, Caitlin, and Mitch on, and it’s WONDERFUL. It makes me sad because they could have done the whole podcast this way—with people who LIKE these shows—but chose not to, for reasons I don’t understand. Bottom line: some of this is worth listening to, some of it is really disappointing.Previous review:I needed a new Buffy podcast and came across this one. I love the format of having people on who’ve never seen it before—wish more podcasts would adopt this format! This one has a rotating cast of hosts, making it hard to rate—some hosts are great, and some are less great (think nitpicking, one who talks WAY too much, + ones who seem to actively hate the show, at least through the 3rd season which is where I am, which just isn’t enjoyable to listen to.) I wish I could pick and choose which hosts to listen to. I’m hoping the people who don’t seem to like the show either change their tunes or drop off at some point—I understand not everyone will get Buffy, but I don’t get the decision to have non-fans on a show clearly made for fans. That being said I’m still listening and can’t wait until they get to Angel!
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