I’m a man who deeply values his dignity. I cling to it, actually. I won’t dance, I don’t sing in public, and I refuse to drink through straws. It’s a cloak I wear; one that I imagine protects me from the crippling judgment of my community. In reality, dignity is just another word for conformity; it’s a way for society to determine what is, and what isn’t acceptable behavior. For a man my age (let’s just say early thirties and leave it at that), dignified pursuits include resume building, home-ownership, procreation, and participating in fantasy sports leagues. Unfortunately I do none of these things. In fact, one of my most cherished pursuits would be considered decidedly undignified by society at large. I am a man (in his early thirties as previously stated) who’s addicted to teen dramas. More
Topic: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
How we can tell that this cheesy video is from the unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- Sarah Michelle Gellar is way more bubbly than even first-season Buffy is; they obviously darkened her character a bit for the pilot that did air.
- The costumes and effects are shoddy, even for 1997.
Thanks to Whedonesque (the premiere Joss Whedon fansite) for posting this great story from satirist Dave Rhodes. Although a lot of Dave’s writing is fictional, he’s started to post true stories from his various odd jobs, including taxi driver, sailor, and TV extra. For the latter, he was lucky enough to work on the last episode ever shot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More
Here’s a question I never know how to answer: “What’s your type?” I mean, how do you respond to that without seeming like a totally judgmental jerk? So I usually say that I don’t really have a type, but secretly, I know it isn’t true. Thing is, I totally do have a preferred variety of male, and it’s the boyfriend characters from the heyday of The WB. Jess from Gilmore Girls, Ben from Felicity, Eddie from Dawson’s Creek: beautiful, secretly sensitive bad boys who totally, like, read books and stuff. So here they are in gallery format, those prime examples of my type: the ten dreamiest WB characters of all time. More
I know, I know; the last Harry Potter movie just came out, and now NOTHING MAGICAL WILL EVER HAPPEN AGAIN. EVER. But don’t worry! That’s not actually true! Look, here are 14 more fictional witches and wizards that already exist, just waiting for you to discover them and enjoy their adventures! They may not have Chocolate Frogs or Firebolts, but they’re just as fun. Really. Why not give these magical guys (and gals) a chance? More
What kismet — today is Jane Espenson‘s birthday, which validates even more my choice to make her this week’s Girl Crush. Even though I say that it’s Joss Whedon who made me think that I could make a living as a writer, Jane Espenson is a more personal idol. Obviously there’s the fact that she’s one of the top-ranked female TV writers, but she is just so damn cool. She’s so well-respected, in fact, that she’s inspired a hashtag just for her special day: #JaneBday More
What on earth did we do before Tumblr? It’s just full of so many hilarious images. Like these ones. These are from a lovely little Tumblr called Angel Does Stuff, which features (you guessed it) Angel doing stuff. More accurately, it’s a life-sized cardboard cutout of Angel doing stuff. So now you know what people who own life-sized cardboard cutouts do with them. What’s Angel been up to today? Let’s see!
Horrible Bosses comes out this Friday, and while having a bad boss sucks, a less-than-helpful coworker can be twice as bad. So today while you grumble at an unfair workload or someone who gets by while being chronically late, ask yourself if the guy in the cubicle next to you has ever brought a firearm into work, let a kid drown, or run a car into the boss’ home. It’s all about perspective. More
The current arc on All My Children (what? I was watching One Tree Hll reruns on SoapNet!) has Susan Lucci playing Erica Kane and her devious double, with the evil twin recently sleeping with Erica’s man. This is by no means the first time that fiendish doppelgangers have seduced their lookalikes’ men, because screwing the boyfriend/lover/husband is the best way to screw over your goody-two-shoes double. More
True Blood, Twilight, Buffy, The Vampire Chronicles, Underworld, Dracula… Yeah, we think vampires could use a drinking game. Because nothing spices up a night of boozing like a little blood. Grab your favorite vintage and get your undead on! More
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said that Rachel, Finn and the rest of the gang will be graduating at the end of season three because “you can’t stay in high school forever.” Ha! It’s like he’s never watched TV. Maybe Mr. Murphy can learn a thing or two from the writers of these high school dramas. Because they sat down in a meeting, looked at each other and thought, what would Boy Meets World be without Shaun and Corey?, Buffy without Xander and Willow?. The answer: hollow, empty, shells of TV shows. And if Glee were to become a hollow shell, there’d be a damn echo to deal with as well. More
Last weekend, we took a walk down memory lane with a video from The Beets, the hit band from original Nicktoon Doug (and if you’re me, yo. u’ve had “Killer Tofu” stuck in your head all week). But you know what? The Beets aren’t the only awesome fictional band out there. Far from it, in fact; there are veritable loads of them, just waiting to take your socks and rock them clean off your feet. So break out the cowbell, because it’s about to get loud!
Absurd plot twists, inexplicable deaths, and an appalling double standard on bullying its characters — any other show would be on its way to TV heaven for abusing fans like this, but Ryan Murphy‘s Glee is a showtune-singing cockroach that will never get cancelled. The co-creators are so sure of their survival that they’ve hired on several prominent TV writers, including Marti Noxon, who got her start writing for Buffy and Angel. At this point, Glee‘s got nowhere to go but up, but Noxon’s also got the experience to steer this disaster back to being somewhat beloved. More
Katy Perry is one of those performers with whom I have a contentious relationship. “Hot N Cold” and “California Gurls” are my driving-on-the-freeway anthems, and yet I hate “Waking Up in Vegas” — and I’ve got a few issues with her new single, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” It’s less the song itself than the eight-minute short film of a music video, and Perry’s bad impersonation of a nerdy girl. More