Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Whedon vs Reality TV

Straight from my head-thoughts to Adam Vary's head-thoughts, put to digital paper, I give you the the best and truest thought IN THE UNIVERSE...!

"And yet Joss Whedon has never been at the helm of a bone fide mainstream hit. From his seminal first series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to his current distaff genre series Dollhouse, Whedon has instead become a master of cult TV, fostering a small(ish) but rabidly loyal fan base for each of his series. A critics’ darling if ever there was one, he has failed, however, to win the respect of Emmy voters, who have — in the unimpeachable opinion of Whedon fans everywhere — unforgivably snubbed his shows, their writers (well, mostly), and their actors. No matter. If all he had done was make Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s first three seasons, Whedon’s place in the TV firmament would be secure. As it stands today, his ongoing body of work is a testament to the heartening truth that unique and uncommonly great network television is still possible in an era dominated by reality TV and endless procedural crime show spin-offs. "

I HATE crime show spin-offs and reality television. Having the honor to watch anything Joss nowadays is like a cool spring breeze on the hot summer day that is crappy network television these days. If reality television had a heart, I'd put a stake through it.

Check out the rest of the EW University column here.

Here ends my Joss rant. One can never have enough of those.

In other news, Dragon*Con is merely a day away and I will be attending all four days (unless I'm totally wiped by Monday and then I might commit a Nerd-Girl Party Foul and sit that last day out). Either way, I'll come back (hopefully) chalk-full of fun nerd experiences and (hopefully) signed autographs from the Buffy and Battlestar Galactica alums that will be running around. I'll have to work on my self-control in case I run into Michael Trucco. Ummmm... Anders....yummmm. Yeah, I should probably start working on that.

Later tubers.

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