Wow, this is it. My first blog at FanaticSpace. I’m very excited, cause for the first time I’m able to blog about something I really, really love, the Whedonverse. For any of the uninitiated out there, the Whedonverse is all of the wonderful entertainment created by the incomparable Joss Whedon, which includes tv shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly, the movie Serenity, based on the Firefly series, and various graphic novels, such as Fray, Buffy Season 8, and Angel After the Fall. He also writes the Astonishing X-Men, and he’s written screenplays for other movies outside of Buffydom, which I may reference from time to time. He was also a writer for Roseanne, but I probably won’t ever bring that up again.
Well, it’s here. The days are cooler, kind of. The Halloween decorations are starting to show up in stores. It’s fall. That means the return of old favorites and brand spanking new TV shows.
I can’t wait til Thursday. Brand new My Name is Earl and The Office. Yay! Those are two of my favorite shows. Back to back, throw in ER and it’s probably the best night of TV NBC has had in a long time. Well, since the season finale of those shows anyway. I’m particularly looking forward to Earl.
As long as it’s more Clerks and less Jersey Girl, I’ll be happy.
There are a few new show I’m looking forward to. Reaper has been getting some buzz. I can understand why. Big names behind the camera, and familiar faces in front of it. You might recognize Bret Harrison from The Loop, a weird show about an airline. If you have better taste, you’ll recognize him as Brad O’Keefe from Grounded for Life, or maybe his short run on That ’70s Show. Yes, he was on That ’70s Show. He was the nerdy guy while Topher Grace was busy becoming a movie star. Even better news, sorry Bret, Kevin Smith is behind the camera. As long as it’s more Clerks and less Jersey Girl, I’ll be happy.
My only problem with it is the time slot. It’s opposite The Office, so I’ll wind up recording it. It’s on Tuesdays.
The show centers around Sam Oliver, played by Bret Harrison. Turns out his parents sold his soul, and now he works for the devil. Well, part time, he also holds down a crappy job.
Sounds good to me.
Big Bang Theory
Two scary smart nerds with a sexy, dumb, neighbor. Classic TV.
Another show I’m looking forward to is Big Bang Theory on CBS Monday nights. I’d heard nothing about the show. The only reason I’m aware of it now is late night TV. Nope, not Jay or Conan. Infomercials. Well, the paid advertising spots that are normally filled with infomercials. I was flipping channels trying to find something other than a Girls Gone Wild ad and I found Big Bang Theory. They had actually paid to show an episode. It even had the “This was a paid program” disclaimer at the end. I don’t know why I haven’t heard about this show. It is hilarious. Well, it is if you’re a geek.
Two scary smart nerds with a sexy, dumb, neighbor. Classic TV. Doesn’t sound like much but the banter is dead on. Seriously, the dialog in this show rivals Joss Wheadon. Anyone who has seen anything Joss has done knows he is a master of dialog, so that’s saying a lot. I think Big Bang Theory can back it up.
Big Bang Theory also has someone you might recognize. Johnny Galecki, David from Roseanne, plays Leonard. His roommate Sheldon is played by Jim Parsons, who has been in Judging Amy and Ed, so I don’t recognize him. Kaley Cuoco, best known for 8 Simple Rules, plays the hot chick Penny. Those three seem to be the core of the show, but everybody was great when I saw it.
There is hope for TV this season.
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