Posts Tagged ‘guilty “pleasure”’

9th March
2009
written by Steph
Welcome to the Dollhouse...

Welcome to the Dollhouse...

In a real time conversation with me, it only takes about 40 minutes or so before I am likely to reveal my unabashed love for the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (well, 40 minutes if you’re lucky).  It may not be on the air anymore, but it still ranks up there on my list of all-time favorite shows.  Seriously, one of my best friends and I bonded in highschool orchestra over our mutual love of the show, and our appreciation for it was even known by our Physics teacher (who ruined the ending to the season 5 finale for us, which we had not seen because of our attendance at the aforementioned orchestra practice which our unfeeling conductor ran opposite Buffy.  Mr Bell, you are still not forgiven for not yelling out “Spoiler Alert!” in class that day.) and we would routinely play “the quote game” which is far too geeky and involved for me to get into the rules here.  Suffice it to say we were those hardcore Buffyphiles you’ve heard rumors of on the internet.  We had board games, people! Anyway, given my fervent love of Buffy, I tend to track most Joss Whedon projects with interest (though truth be told, I didn’t really care for Angel, especially not once BtVS went off the air, and I still to this day have not seen a single episode of Firefly… but Tony & I did watch the first 2 out of 3 webisodes of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along when that was kicking about the net!).  I have this theory (it could be bunnies… bonus points if you get the reference) that no matter how über creative a writer and television creator is, none of them can sustain more than one show at a given time.  This is why BtVS began to suffer when Angel began airing, and Angel began suffering when Firefly (briefly) was on the air (For other examples, see: Abrams, J.J. and the travesty that was Felicity upon the inception of Alias, and the downward spiral of the latter when Lost showed up, and… well, to be honest, I just don’t know what his excuse is for Lost.  Good first season, ).  In order to pick up the reins on a new show, you have to let some slack arise in those of your current show, and I am pretty confident that without fail, the veteran show always suffers.  But Dollhouse is the first tv show Joss has had on the air in years, and he’s not really working on anything else, so it was looking promising that this show would be good. (more…)
21st January
2009
written by Steph
If you're like me, you know about this little underground series called Twilight, written by Stephenie Meyer.  But maybe you haven't actually bitten the bullet and actually read the books.  Or maybe you have read the books and loved them!  Or hated them (I sure did)!  And the thing is, it's not just the books that have been hyped to all hell lately, but also the movie.  Because Robert Pattinson is totally dreamy (if you're 14), and his hair is the perfect length for tangling your fingers in it (at least it was until he was all scampish and went and had it all buzzed off).  Sigh. But maybe you're a diehard fan of the books who doesn't want someone else's vision tainting your own mind pictures where Edward is all yours.  Or perhaps you just didn't feel like shelling out money for all the pain and embarrassment the movie might bring you (heaps, on both counts), because wasn't all of that present in spades in the books? What I'm trying to say here is that no matter what kind of fan - or non-fan! - of Twilight you are, I have a treat for you.  Click on the image below to watch a 30-second synopsis of the film as enacted by cartoon bunnies!  You get all the story in considerably less time than it would take you to read the book or watch the movie... and in the case of the latter, I'd wager the acting is better in this version anyway! (There's no hard link for this video, so hopefully clicking the pretty picture will get you what you want, but if not, it should get you to a flash player whose sidebar you can scroll through in order to find the correct video!  Link opens up in a new window.)

Click me and allow hilarity to ensue!

Click me and allow hilarity to ensue!