Episode 26: Whedon

Rachel and Leeman talk at length about Joss Whedon, his works, and the implications thereof.

Topics Discussed and/or Spoiled

Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Entire Whedon Canon (including Roseanne)

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5 Responses to Episode 26: Whedon

  1. Marty says:

    IMHO, ‚ÄčI think you’re over-romanticizing Season 3 of Buffy, Rachel. A few bright spots, to be sure, but too many substandard monsters of the week and way too much Buffy/Angel angst.

    (Linn and I just started Season 4 and your and Leeman’s positive opinions on Angel’s spin-off make me less apprehensive about watching alternating episodes of both series.)

  2. Rachel Kolar says:

    I’m doing a halfway-through comment so I don’t forget everything like I did for the last one, because I actually have some time right now.

    You don’t necessarily need to read Joss Whedon’s run on Runaways (it’s OK, but it’s s major letdown after BKV’s), and you should not under any circumstances read anything after Whedon’s. It jumps the shark tremendously, which is a shame, because it was great.

    Yeah, I’m underwhelmed by SHIELD so far. I do love how many female characters there are, and the one character who intrigues me is Melinda May. That’s pretty much it. (Tom and I were also referring to the one character as not Eliza Dushku, btw.) I think the Topher comparison with FitzSimmons is spot-on. Some people loathed Topher (especially pre-Epitaph One), but EVERYONE had a strong opinion on him. Does anyone have a strong opinion on FitzSimmons?

    Helo’s name was Ballard. I only remember that because I adored the way the English CEO lady (Adele?) said “Mr. Ballarrrrrd.” But then, I adored the way she said everything. I want her to read every book on CD ever.

    I think “I Only Have Eyes For You” is my very favorite episode of Buffy. I actually prefer Buffy to Angel (I think Tom’s and my first fight was on that subject, embarrassingly enough),but then, I’m a sucker for angst. If I can relate to a character emotionally, I’m hooked. Relating to them intellectually is nice and all, but big broad angsty Buffy-style emotions are catnip for me. I could appreciate the characters on Angel, but I could never really love them the way I loved the characters on Buffy. (Well, the first. Few seasons, anyway.)

    • Rachel Kolar says:

      Those last two sentence fragments were supposed to be one sentence. For some reason, Tom’s iPad likes inserting random periods.

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