Fun at times, grating at others
I really wanted to rate this podcast higher. Though I don’t care much for the songs at the end or the fashion updates, I do appreciate the hosts’ unique spin on a Buffy podcast. Also I love when they have the actors come on the show and reminisce with some unique anecdotes about being on set. But if you’re looking for any sort of in-depth review of what makes Buffy such a great show that speaks to viewers regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientations, this is not it. The analysis is shallow at best. I enjoyed the hosts connecting us back to the 90s when the show makes references, but sometimes they kinda go off the handle and blab on forever about one small detail. Like one reviewer mentioned, I feel like the hosts don’t give Buffy quite as much love as she deserves for what she goes through as a slayer. On the other hand, Cordelia is praised endlessly despite her cruelty towards other female characters on the show. So much for being pro-feminist? It’s a total double standard as they attack Xander left and right. Yes, he does annoy me sometimes, especially his obsession with Buffy, but that’s why watching Xander develop as a character and mature overtime is so rewarding. I don’t know if the hosts were bullies back in their day, or perhaps really looked up to the popular girls in school - their worshipping of Cordelia seems to indicate so. If you’re looking for deeper episode reviews without the tween gushing, check out Passion of the Nerd.
I love this show! Podcast season 2 episode 11 one of my faves
This show has been a wonderful find for Buffy and I enjoy Jenny and Kristin! I have really liked all the cool guests you have had on. This has been a rough year for me and this show has brought so much happiness! Thank and I plan to listen to both the other podcasts you are doing. I maybe a little obsessed...
My nerdiness for Buffy feels so validated ❤️
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show of all time, I know every episode backwards and forwards, and although I’ve always known there is a huge following for the show, I’ve never been particularly involved (aside from badgering all my friends and family to watch). This podcast made me realize how passionate and wonderful and smart this community of Buffy lovers is, and it makes me so happy to hear other people express all the thoughts I’ve been having about Buffy in relation to feminism and queerness and innovation and character development and so many more for years. I came for the James Marsters interview, and now I’m listening to every single episode and it may be my new favorite podcast. Thanks for bringing all us scoobies together for some good old fashioned patriarchy smashing!
Seriously my favorite podcast
I had to reset my itunes password just to leave this review. It is the best podcast of its kind. It is so fun and inclusive. The music at the end of everthing is phenomenal. I listen to the albums in between the episodes. I love it.
This podcast fuels my entire week!
I’ve FINALLY caught up to the current episodes with these lovely ladies, and can’t wait for season 5. The songs by Jenny are fun, sometimes moving, and always a fun way to look at an episode. I find myself listening to them on Spotify and humming them all week.
Buffy would be proud
I’ve been holding off on listening to this podcast because I wanted to listen to it while rewatching the show-and that magical time has come and WOW is it the best thing. These ladies are.... “slaying”.... and bringing my Buffy joy to new levels. The Giles mug love alone gave me life. 🧛♂️ 🧛♀️
I only wish I’d found it sooner!
Jenny and Kristin are gems and I’ve told every Buffy fan I know to listen... I binge listened to the first three seasons when I first found it (in three weeks) to get caught up, truly every spare moment. Listening every other week through S4 only made me love this podcast more.
New and old Buffy fans, this is the podcast you NEED in your life. Non-Buffy fans, you’re probably not seeing this, but if you are, you should watch the show AND listen to the podcast - it’s spoiler-free!
Best podcast ever
I stand behind that review. My first podcast and remains my favorite! 😄
So Much Fun
A podcast is only as good as it’s hosts and Jenny and Kristen are the best. I love the laughter! It was a revelation for me (not evil!) to find the love and devotion I have always felt toward BTVS shared by so many others. Thank you!
Hosts need to learn how to be podcasters
I am both a huge Buffy and a huge podcast fan, so I can’t help but be drawn to this podcast. The content is good and I love the jingles and songs, but Kristin and Jenny don’t know how to be even remotely professional. The shrieking! I have to constantly dive for my Bose and turn down the volume when Jenny and Kristin start taking fast and yelling. This isn’t fun to listen to! There is a difference between being lively and sounding like you’re 14. I listen to a lot of great podcasts led by two hosts who are at once engaging and funny and also good communicators. Jenny and Kristin could learn something from their sister podcast Angel on Top, which is infinitely more pleasant to listen to.
Shoutout to the buffering cast
Shoutout to the buffering cast
I absolutely love this show I have listened to session 1-3 and part of 4. my only wish is to meet the cast and I can’t imagine my life without this show. If that was not enough they make a wrap up song at the end and all the jingles.
This is to the all the people that make this show a possibility on YouTube there is a video called “princess rap battle” and in a more recent one the actor who plays Buffy is one of the main rappers.
Great Buffy Podcast
I just found this podcast so I'm binging it - fantastic! Great (spoiler free for new "watchers"). This is a show I've watched over and over since the beginning and this podcast really does a great job critiquing the show. Jenny and Kristin are a hoot to listen to and even with all my viewings of the show they've brought up points I haven't thought of before. I love the music (which I've purchased) and the jingles and the guests! Fantastic job! Me and my cats (Oz, Spike, Rupert and Riley) look forward to many more episodes!
I got into Buffy only a few years ago and it soon became my all time favorite show. I stumbled upon this podcast and LOVE it. I listen to it everyday day on my way to work and on my way home. The hosts are amazing and really relatable. Every episode they say something I’ve thought a million times while watching! New favorite podcast!
The Best Buffy Podcast
It has music, enjoyable commentary, great professional editing, and I like the guests they bring on. I'm fond of this style of commentary on a show, where it's unspoiler'd recap/comments/ connecting to the hosts's lives. A nice blend that keeps the discussion super contemporary. Not fond of the big chunks of ad after ad but I'm guessing this podcast costs a hot dime to make so I guess it's worth it. I love that they get actors from the show to come on. Definitely one of my favorites.
I finally found my tribe
So happy there are people out there who have watched Buffy as much as I have. Watching along episode by episode is awesome. Kristin jokes about doing the podcast a second watch too, and if you do I’m there - maybe the second run can have spoilers. Love you ladies, feels like I’m back in high school hanging out with my friends at the lunch table.
Smash the demon lizard patriarchy!
What am I even doing?! I become a Patreon and I buy myself a t-shirt from this podcast a year ago and I haven’t left a review?! If you are a Buffy fan this podcast is everything you are hoping for! I love how Kristen and Jenny dissect the episode and also bring personal situations and feelings into the discussion. I’ve learned so much about the show from their amazing guest interviews and fact finding. Do yourself a favor and start listening right now!
Would recommend to other Buffy fans!
This podcast is a delight! Kristin and Jenny are fun to listen to, and their love for the show comes through even when they share some (justifiable) critiques of the plot or characters. This podcast, along with a few others (Angel On Top, Stuff Mom Never Told You, and Alice Isn't Dead) helped get me through many long runs during my half marathon training.
Obsessed with Buffering the Vampire Slayer!!!
I love this podcast!! Kristin & Jenny feel like old friends who make me think, feel empowered, and constantly crack me up! The special guests, interviews, and special segments (spooky news, fashion watch, the sexual tension award, and more) are all a delight! I am rewatching Buffy along with the podcast and loving every minute of it! This is probably my 5th rewatch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it has been so great to rewatch with the Buffering crew and fans! Thank you Kristin & Jenny!!
I’m a longtime fan of Buffy, and I’ve loved revisiting the show with new eyes. The hosts are great, and while I don’t always agree with them, they always make me think. I love the original songs as well!
A True Delight
This podcast made me into a hardcore Buffy fan and I look forward to every episode. Kristin and Jenny are hilarious and insightful, and the songs are legitimately good music.
This podcast is the reason I am now a podcast listener.
I was a Buffy fan back during the original run and saw reruns here & there. So getting to relive my own love for the series scene-by-scene with such enthusiastic, thoughtful, and enjoyable hosts is a perfect delight! I, too, was a teen in the late nineties, so Kristin & Jenny's podcasts feel like talks with my own friends.
It has its pros and cons
I have been a fan of Buffy for a long while and I enjoy some of what these ladies have to say about the show, their humor is fun, and there were some random facts I didn’t know that I enjoyed learning. On the other hand, I don’t care for the feminist and lgbt overtones. Not to say I don’t support these things, but when I hear the term “man-splaining” and about “finding the gay” in every episode, I lose interest. I thought I could get around it, but when one of the ladies started talking about how Cordelia is so cool because she puts “men out like cigarette butts”, I wasn’t into it anymore. Hating Xander for the reasons you stated, yet liking Cordelia for treating men like old cigarettes, doesn’t make any sense. I just think the angle they are going at the show with is a little too biased for me.
This podcast is so fun! Kristin and Jenny cherish favorite Buffy moments and to tease the show's goofiness in equal measure. I really appreciate hearing queer women's perspectives centered in this podcast. I also appreciate that they don't shy away from acknowledging painful truths in the show and in our world, while still not letting that stop them from bringing humor and delight to their conversations. Their love for the show's characters and for their listeners comes through strong in every episode. And the songs and jingles are such a treat! All around, a joy to listen to.
The best of the best!
By far the best podcast out there! This podcast gives me life! Buffy has been such a huge part of my life, I love that this podcast breathes fresh life into a 20+ year old show! What a gift! Jenny’s songs provide a beautifully moving transmedial extension of the show and are listened to on a loop in my home. Kristin’s spooky news segment is a delight and her intersectional queer feminism delivers spot on analysis. Kate Leth’s fashion watch is a true delight. And the jingles, pure confection for your ears!
I Love This
I’ve been in love with Jenny Owen Youngs forever. And when I found out she and Kristen Russo had a commentary podcast I was like “Click immediately!” and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
I love it
As a huge Buffy fan, I think this is an incredible Podcast. It’s funny and smart.
Great. Now that I have gotten that out of the way, on to the review. I am a big fan of this podcast. I love the fact that it’s hosted by two gay women. I also love their songs, the way they come to conclusions that I would not have thought of. I love Buffy Fashion Watch. I basically love almost everything about the podcast, and the one thing that I don’t love, the Xander-bashing, I’m willing to wait until later seasons, when he actually shows some growth. I really hope that Mrs. Owen-Young and Mrs. Russo (hope that I spelled their names right!) continue the podcast all the way to the end of both Buffy and Angel. Thank you for your time, and until next time, AWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
One of my favorite shows!
This show got me into Buffy and I don’t know how I lived before I started listening. Like catching up with old friends over your favorite tv show!
It’s like your very talented and thoughtful and funny best friends talking about one of your favorite things. I just started recently, and I’ve been listening absolutely non-stop, because they are just such a joy. Thank you Kristin and Jenny for bringing Buffy back to my life ❤️
Best. Podcast. Ever.
Seriously. The best.
It’s hard to take it seriously when they push back so harshly on the patriarchy but say things and objectify the female characters so blatantly. They constantly punish the show for its sets, costumes and storylines it’s a wonder they even like the show in the first place .
Pure Buffy Fun
I love this podcast! The hosts are entertaining and thoughtful, and they put a lot of effort into making jingles, songs, and segments that add a lot to the experience.
I love this podcast and the fantastic women who make it!
Totally fills my post-buffy rewatch void
There is no show as good as Buffy so when you finish watching it there's not much you can do to feel better about the emptiness left in your life. This podcast definitely helps - reviewing each episode with people who have very interesting takes is the best.
I love these ladies and the others that join in on episodes. I’ve decided to watch The Buffy Series for the 72nd time (exaggerated) and some of the things they bring up in discussion about the episodes, is something I’ve never realized before! I love the analysis! Also, their politics and love of humans is hugely on par with my beliefs. Huge kudos to the future successes!!!
I love the podcast. Their analysis, enthusiasm, and music are all wonderful. I wish they would stay on the analysis side of things instead of doing so much episode summary. Charming hosts and fun guests.
Jenny and Kristin are my Watchers!
I recently embarked on watching Buffy from the start. (For some strange reason I didn’t see it in the 90s.) A friend suggested this podcast and it has been my constant guide through this wondrous process. They are the Giles to my Buffy!
My Favorite Podcast
This podcast brings me joy and delight. I look forward to it every two weeks.
Couldn’t love it more
I love these two! Especially when they are arguing because it’s very reminiscent of me and my partner. The jingles and recap songs are incredible! The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because the mic levels are really inconsistent. Sometimes I can’t hear a word and sometimes my eardrums are busted. The big sound differentiation is with the jingles- they are much louder than the mic levels.
Good Not Great
I stumbled on this podcast by accident. I had just finished watching the series for the first time in a decade and thought it would be fun to watch an episode then the podcast.
It would be nice if the hosts could focus more on the episode and less about their personal anecdotes. Though I do love hearing about patrol cat:)
One thing I find incredibly frustrating is the dissection of the lack of PC-ness. Yea, the show was made in the late 90s and what was socially acceptable then isn’t now. Let the show be what it was and stop criticizing Buffy for where it missed the mark.
The songs are fabulous!!!!
Loveee these lovely ladies
Kristen and Jenny are so fun and entertaining! After each episode I can’t wait to listen to the next one!
I think this show has just gotten better and better! I have always been a huge Buffy Fan since I was a child and a fan of Jenny Owen Youngs. I agree that in the beginning at parts it was a little hard to listen to but this podcast makes me laugh and I definitely stayed for the songs which always make me smile and remind me of my childhood. I have found myself listening to the albums on Spotify whenever I’m having an off day and it always cheers me up! I love the character jingles! I think it’s great that in they’ve been adding more details about the episodes which I love. I think the fashion segment is fun and has a catchy theme song. I am particularly fond of the Zander bickering and have started to see how almost every early 2000s show has a character like this. I would love it if this podcast brought in politics even more but I know they said their other fans were not into that. I really appreciate how they have been trying to address how the show did not address race as an Asian woman who also loves the show but realizes that nearly every female lead in the 90s was a blond white woman. I also love that they brought in Hrishikesh Hirway who I love!
Really wanted to like it, but couldn’t
Felt more like a bland recap than a analysis and critique of a show. Also, having a segment breaking down which character the hosts would most like to have sex with after an episode in which the main villain is a Harvey Weinstein-style sexual predator is very tone deaf.
Buffy fans beware...do not bother.
I REALLY wanted to love, or even like, this podcast. These women are lovely and sweet and smart but they ramble and do not actually dissect each episode with any depth or sense. They talk more about themselves and non Buffy things than they do about Buffy episodes. It takes ten minutes and or more for them to even stop the babble and talk about the episode. They are way too cutesy with each other to get to the point. It’s like being stuck in a really long elevator ride with really annoying preteen girls.
Strong female leads!
Netflix recommends for me shows with “strong female leads” - Jessica Jones, Veronica Mars, and of course Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This podcast was designed for me! 2 queer women! Best show ever! And music, sweet music! I could not love this show more! Jenny and Kristin are my spirit animals!
My first love
Thank you for making this podcast. I fell in love with Buffy as a preteen watching it on the WB. I say that Buffy is my first fandom love. I am now 31 years old and still so in love with this show and these characters. Listening to you two break down each episode, and have the same opinions as I do, really makes me feel seen. I really enjoy every episode.
Thank you thank you!
Very fun so far!
I just did a rewatch and so glad to find this podcast! The hosts are funny and fun and they’re covering the show with a great blend of nostalgia and modern perspective. At least so far ... I’m only a few episodes in! Happy to have so many podcasts to look forward to.
I’ve only just begun listening to Season 3, but every episode so far as been an absolute delight & the song for Faith, Hope & Trick has gifted me sparks of an AU where Buffy & Faith are in a pop punk band called The Slayers, which is something I didn’t know I needed before today. So thank you! Can’t wait to listen to the rest!
Listen To it EVERDAY!
I LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!! Buffy fans unite!!! A lot of swearing however. I absoultly love the songs! SOOO Creative and fantasic. I love all the thoughts and new ideas that they talk about on this podcast. Any Buffy fan will love this!
First time buffy watcher and this podcast is the freaking cherry on top