Posts Tagged ‘joss whedon’

9th March
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…)