I hate Whedon fans. No, really. I hate them. I can understand when naysayers start saying nay, cause it’s sort of in their job description, but when the actual fans, the people whose very name implies, or should imply, that they are fanatics, start yelling nay as well, I hate it. Continue reading →
How do I love thee, Joss Whedon? Let me count the ways.
Episode 6 of Dollhouse, “Man on the Street” was just awesome. It completely lived up to all the hype, as I had hoped it would. What’s more, it’s not just me saying that. Not only were the ratings up, the reviews are great, as they should be.
It’s not just me. I know it now. The fifth ep of Dollhouse , “True Believer,” was really, really good. I’m backed up in this by the ratings, which went back up. Up is almost always good.
I’ve been wandering aimlessly around reading other people’s reviews, which is not something I would recommend, because people are often stupid and critical. But still, the feeling around town seems to be more hopeful that it was previously. This is also a good.
One thing of the things I noticed when reading reviews is all this hating on Topher, played happily by Fran Kranz. I don’t get it, cause I love Topher. Sure, he’s amoral and often glib and careless of others, but he’s fun. Amoral people often are for some reason. These reviewers keep trying to make Topher into Xander, just cause he provides some much needed comic relief, but Topher is the opposite of Xander. Xander was the heart and often the conscience of the Scoobies, he cared about everyone. Topher doesn’t care about anything or anyone but himself. But he’s so much fun. I like fun, so I vote for more Topher.
Next week is the famous episode six we’ve heard so much about, entitled “Man on The Street.” This is the one where Joss Whedon takes over and makes us know why he’s our Master. Or at least that’s the theory and I hope it proves true. Strike that, I believe it will prove true. Joss has never let me down yet.
Each week as I’m reviewing Dollhouse, I’m trying to not spoil anyone who hasn’t seen the episode yet. But as I read other reviews, I see people throwing the plot away all over the place. Personally, I’m not anti-spoiler, for myself at least, but not everyone wants to read what happened in a show before they watch what happens. That totally made sense, just read it again.
Speaking of spoilers, back in the Buffy days, there was this guy, I think his name was Leon, who somehow got a feed of each episode of Buffy on the Monday before it aired. He would then watch and recap the show, exactly, including his own made up commercial breaks (I recall he was very fond of “Windex Makes It Shine”) and every week, I would read that recap, even if it was just an hour before show time when I got to it. I can’t say why I felt I couldn’t wait just one more hour when I’d already waited a week, but it’s just the way it was.
In any case, I want to talk about some of what I’m loving, hating or just thinking about, Continue reading →