Posts Tagged ‘Joss Whedon’

I attempted this list twice over on Hazel’s blog, but I’ve changed my mind again. 1. Willow 2. Tara 3. Faith 4. Giles 5. River Advertisements

I’ve been catching up with the first two episodes of Dollhouse this weekend, so I had the opportunity to see Jamie Bamber, who is probably my least favorite Battlestar Galactica cast member and played probably my least favorite character, in a different role. With a full British accent even. He didn’t irritate me as much […]

Don’t get me wrong — Tahmoh Penikett seems like a nice guy, and I liked him on Battlestar Galactica. But he doesn’t seem to have much range, and I’ve been disappointed with his performance as Ballard. If I had recruited a BsG alum for Dollhouse, I most definitely would have picked Katee Sackhoff, who captivated […]

When I heard that the original Dollhouse pilot was not going to be aired as the first episode of the series, I groaned a little on the inside. I worried the switch foretold the recurrence of what happened to Firefly, despite Joss’ insistence that he, rather than the network, chose to rework the pilot. But […]

I wish that I liked this episode more because without “Our Mrs. Reynolds” there couldn’t be “Trash,” which is one of my favorite episodes of the series. And while this episode is definitely one of the better ones, I just can’t get behind the conceit of the plot. I struggle to believe that goons who […]

“Safe” continues the boring precedent that “Shindig” established, but I have sort of a soft spot for this episode because it’s about Simon and River. Theirs is probably my favorite relationship on the show because I feel like I so rarely see a platonic yet loving relationship between a man and woman. I also finally […]

“Bushwhacked” takes a familiar premise and pairs it with a weak plot, resulting in mediocre storytelling. Like “The Train Job,” this episode attempts to play catch-up after losing “Serenity” as Firefly‘s pilot, and it includes a lot of exposition. The first scene exposits at length about Simon and River’s situation, and the later interrogation scene […]

I really hope the production designer didn’t think those Chinese checkers would suggest an Asian cultural influence because Chinese checkers? Not so much Chinese. Zoe, Mal, and Jayne should have been munching on fortune cookies too. That would have been really “Chinese.” I know that FOX deserves some if not most of the blame for […]

While I think that the idea of a space western is actually quite germane, I’m not thrilled with Joss’ execution. Outer space is a very appropriate setting for a western, which is a genre that explores the effects of men having a lot of space. Instead of relying on really stylized production design, I would […]

“Witch” is probably my favorite episode of season one. Yes, I like it even more than “Prophecy Girl” even though it isn’t nearly as substantive. I’m surprised that Dana Reston, the screenwriter of this episode, didn’t write any more episodes of Buffy. Like most of the episodes of season one “Witch” isn’t strong on plot, […]