Who Are You and Why Are You Doing This?

Welcome Back to the Hellmouth is a slightly bananas idea I had to rewatch (for the third or fourth or fifth or seventeenth time, episode depending) Buffy the Vampire Slayer — exactly 20 years after each episode’s original airdate.

Yes, that means this will take seven years. Yes, I’m bound to screw up and not always watch each episode on exactly the right date. But it’s a fun goal and a long project and I am intrigued by both of those things.

As for me, hi, I’m Molly. By day I work at Tor.com; by night I read, watch every SFF-ish TV show I can make time for, write movie reviews for the Eugene Weekly (where I spent several years as the arts and music editor), make cocktails, and sometimes venture out into the wilds of Brooklyn.

I grew up in small-town Oregon but have spent most of my adult life in New York (apart from that time in Eugene and the time I ran away to Australia. Dear Australia: Please take me back). I’ve spent all my time here in books, from my first job in kids’ books at Penguin to three years as a bookseller. Now, at Tor.com, I get to joke that I am a professional nerd. This brings me a perhaps disproportionate sense of glee.

Recent stuff:
At Tor.com, mostly talking a lot about The Magicians.
Eugene Weekly‘s movies section

Old stuff:
Concert preview: Warpaint (3/17/11)
Concert preview: Tim Kasher (10/14/10)
Concert preview: Adventure Galley (9/16/10)
Concert preview: Jaguar Love (6/3/10)
Cocktails: The Aviation (3/11/10)
Restaurant profile: Devour (1/28/10)
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (7/15/10)
Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (7/1/10)
Blake Butler, Scorch Atlas (2/11/10)
Sucker Punch (3/31/11)
Black Swan
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Winter’s Bone
Please Give
An Education (11/19/09)

Postscript: None of this would exist without the talents and patience of the wonderful Outbox Online.

3 thoughts on “Who Are You and Why Are You Doing This?

  1. Elaine Weiss says:

    Hello Molly Templeton,

    I was wondering if you may plan to write about the archeology film festival in Eugene on the weekend of May 4th to May 6th. The list of films looks really interesting.



    The film called, “On the Banks of the Tigris,” will be shown on Saturday at 1:16 PM.
    My sister Marsha, who lives in Melbourne, made this film.
    It was shown twice in Eugene last year at times when she was here.
    Both times, well attended & enjoyed.

  2. Hi Molly!

    I’m reaching out on behalf of the team at Rotten Tomatoes. We’d like to individually approve you as a critic for the site, ensuring that all your reviews are included and count toward the Tomatometer.

    If you’d like to join the RT critics community, can you please let me know:

    1. If you’d like to add any other review outlets aside from Eugene Weekly.

    2. If you’d like to have access to your critic profile and add reviews, or if you’d prefer to have our team do so.

    3. If you have a profile photo you’d like to add.

    Thanks so much.


    Haña Lucero-Colin
    [Like Anya, for your inner narrator’s sake]
    Review Curator
    Rotten Tomatoes

  3. Jen says:

    Hi Molly,
    Stumbled across your reviews of your re-views of Buffy, and really enjoying them. Disappointed if you have had to call it quits, hope you may get back to them at some time.
    All the best,

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