Topic: the wb

Confession: I’m a 30-Something Man Addicted to Teen Dramas

Confession: I'm a 30-Something Man Addicted to Teen Dramas

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 »

Happy 14th Birthday to ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Happy 14th Birthday to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s first airing on fledgling network The WB. The supernatural drama, Joss Whedon’s first effort as TV creator, debuted as a midseason replacement, a last-ditch effort brought in when a predecessor failed. In some ways, the show maintained that sense of riskiness for its seven-season run.

Buffy and I are like distant Facebook friends: We shared an incredible time together, but we’ve fallen out of touch as of late. I’ve forgotten its birthday and don’t have a wide-ranging cultural analysis to publish on the site. The best I can do is tell you about my own experiences with this series, and honor it on its special day. More »

Crushable Quotable: Michelle Williams Felt Like A Mobster Filming ‘Dawson’s Creek’

Crushable Quotable: Michelle Williams Felt Like A Mobster Filming 'Dawson's Creek'

Of all the adorable teen stars from The WB’s hit show Dawson’s Creek, Michelle Williams‘ career post Dawson‘s has been the most acclaimed. And while she may appreciate that the show launched her career, it looks like she didn’t enjoy filming it. Why’s that? Because she compared the show to being in the mob in a recent interview with Popeater: More »