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June 01, 2010

Firefly: Still Flying Keeps the 'Verse Alive

Firefly-book-cover Firefly fans, take note!  A love letter/companion book to Joss Whedon's series has come out, and it's... shiny.


February 02, 2010

Goodbye to Whedon's Weird Idea: The Last Episode of Dollhouse

Dollhouse_beds Gather round, readers, as I tell you the tale of a show called Dollhouse.  It started out as a napkin doodle over a lunch date between Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon.  Imagine, says Eliza, an opportunity for me to wear yoga pants and play a totally different character each week.  Imagine, says Joss, a chance to talk about minds and bodies, to look at the effect that technology has on society, to shake the pan of genre entertainment until something shining turns its face to the light.

Dollhouse’s final episode aired last Friday.  How did Whedon wrap up this short-lived, uneven, underappreciated and awesome show?  Spoilers ahoy.


January 20, 2010

Neil Patrick Harris + Joss Whedon + Glee = MAMAPOP IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD

Nph_unicorn Someone up there must love us, because we are one unicorn hair away from an episode of Glee directed by Joss Whedon and guest starring MamaPop's gay boyfriend, Neil Patrick Harris. Fuckin' a, right? 


November 11, 2009

Dollhouse Is Dead. Long Live Dollhouse!

DollhouseFox. You bastards. GODDAMMIT.


November 03, 2009

Five Reasons You Should Watch "V" Tonight

V-2009_TV_series_logo Tonight, ABC will air the first episode of the long-awaited reimagining of the 1984-1985 series, V. And if you for some ludicrous reason haven't already pencilled it into your Day Runner, set a reminder in your iCal or programmed your Tivo to record it, I'm here to demonstrate why you bitches crazy if you're not planning to watch this show.


October 22, 2009

What, You Wanted to Watch Dollhouse in November? Fox Don't Think So.

Dollhouse_whedon_dushku_penikett At this point I don't care that nearly nobody watches Dollhouse, Fox TV's Whedon-Dushku metaphor gone wild.  I'm nearly nobody, and I watch the show.  I was even mildly encouraged by Fox's promise to air episodes during November's sweeps month.

By now we should know what a promise from Fox is worth.


October 20, 2009

Joss Whedon To Direct Glee! *SQUEE*

Glee Oh, come on. Like that news, like no news ever before it, doesn't warrant a big, high-pitched, girly SQUEEEEE.



September 25, 2009

Remember the Dollhouse


So what are you doing with your Friday evening? Because tonight's the night that Dollhouse, the Joss Whedon weirdathon that Fox envisioned as a crappy Eliza Dushku vehicle, officially defies all television logic by returning for a second season.

MamaPop has spent a fair portion of its time bringing the love for this uneven but compelling series that debuted last season to low ratings and finished to even lower ratings (seriously, it was like watching a boat sink for months).  In a rational world - the one we inhabited even five years ago - it would have been cancelled after a dozen episodes and gone down in Whedon history as another Firefly.

But that didn't happen this time. Why?  Some spoilers ahead if you haven't watched the first season.


September 01, 2009

Top Five TV Series Everyone Should Own On DVD, According to Snarky Amber

Tobias_funke For the first time since I was 16, I have had the whole summer off. While I meant to accomplish a whole lot of totally important and enriching things, I've mostly been re-exploring my favorite television shows in the comfort of my living room and bathrobe, usually with a bowl of Lucky Charms in my lap. While the summer is quickly winding down with new shows soon to be fed directly to your cable box and/or Tivo, it's not too late to catch a show you missed when it aired or one you watched and simply want to revisit. Under the fold, I present my picks for must-have television series on DVD.


August 25, 2009

Dr. Horrible Is a Gift That Keeps On Giving: The Guild's Music Video

Watchtheguild Like anybody who only "discovers" things AFTER they catapult into the mainstream via a related national phenomenon, I discovered Felicia Day's hilarious web series The Guild only AFTER her appearance in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

If you haven't watched it yet, you should. Particularly if you're a gamer or love a gamer or even if you regularly enjoy taping "kick me" signs on the backs of gamers, like dude, gamers. Man.


June 19, 2009

Buffy Animated Series To Be Made, Finally, Maybe

Like a pot that someone forgot to turn down, Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to bubble along merrily.  The end of the television series in 2003 brought on a blizzard of rumours, each more desperate than the last: first there was the Faith series, then the Spike series, then the Faith and Spike series, then the Ripper series, and a particularly tenacious one about 'a series of TV movies' featuring Faith and Spike, or Spike and Faith, or a sack of potatoes with the word 'Spike' written on it.  Most recently, the original Buffy movie producers have blown smoke up the collective ass of fans with the spectre of an un-Whedoned Buffy movie.

Well never mind all that, because an animated Buffy series, based (in part) (maybe) on the 'Season Eight' comics that Whedon has been putting out, is in the pipeline. Or is it? And what can we expect from the continuation of Buffy in cartoon form?  Speculation (and MASSIVE SPOILERS REGARDING THE COMICS) after the jump.


May 26, 2009

Holy Hellmouth: A Buffy Movie Without Whedon? WHAT?

Buffy-Whedon-movie Okay, somebody, anybody, please: tell me that today is April 1st. Seriously. It's April Fools, right? And this news that there's going to be a Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie with NO involvement of Joss Whedon and NO use of secondary (secondary?!?) characters like Willow and Xander and ANGEL and SPIKE is an epic April Fools joke, right? RIGHT?

*gropes for smelling salts*


May 01, 2009

Hulu Ate Mah Braaaaains PLUS Kelly Video Winnahs, Ahoy!

Eliza_dushku_dollhouse Look at me, I'm multitasking! I'm dang near multitasktastic! Huzzah!

Sooooo you might have heard by now that I've gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs over this Dollhouse show, to such a degree that I'm practically harassing the internet about it. The internet might have to take a restraining order out on my ass, in fact. I mean, I am after all a documented stalker. BOO! FEAR ME!!!!

Oh c'mon, please? sigh.

But to give credit and/or blame where credit and/or blame is due, I watched almost all of Dollhouse entirely by way of Hulu.com, that new-fangled TV on the internet thing all the kids have been talking about. And it's really quite remarkable. TV! On your computer! It's like we're living in the 21st Century or something!!! Oh, wait...


Friday Eye Candy: Save Joss Whedon Edition


Okay, it's actually more like, save Joss Whedon's show 'Dollhouse' - Joss Whedon doesn't need saving, except for maybe from his own awesome - but that didn't quite have the same ring to it.


April 14, 2009

Joss Whedon Discusses the Fate of the Dollhouse

Joss Whedon was at Harvard last Friday (quick! somebody concoct an alibi for Sweetney) to receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism and talk about his thoughtful views on education, religion and the essential optimism of humanists blah blah blah Dollhouse! Dollhouse! Talk about Dollhouse!

He did. Some highlights after the jump.


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