The Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood was mostly about the interpersonal drama of a team of dysfunctional investigators dealing with Cardiff’s ongoing intergalactic role as a dumping ground for space alien detritus. But the ninth episode of the first season, “Random Shoes,” is barely about the Torchwood team at all.
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“What is your favorite episode?” No question whatsoever. It’s “Storyteller,” episode 16 of season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer all through my teenage years. From age twelve to my freshman year of college, I spent every Tuesday night in front of the TV, basking in leather-clad bad guys, quippy good guys, and the romantic drama between the two. I never missed an episode, and taped most of them so I could watch them again whenever I wanted.
The One With Darmok - We didn’t watch television when I was a kid. We had a television, yes, for Olympics and election nights, but most of the time it sat on my folks’ dresser, a boxy gray-black paperweight.