I’ve just finished a Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (re)watch. As there have been numerous threads already on the shows which captured mostly everything, I didn’t start a new thread about that.
Following that, I’ve started Dollhouse, which is very enjoyable once it got off the ground. I’m now at the beginning of s2, and have a question. Should I already watch the unaired s1 final Epitaph One, or should I wait with that until the end of s2 (before Epitaph Two). As I understand, Epitaph One plays in the future so ‘spoils’ some later developments, but possibly the writers of s2 intended that the viewer was aware of those. I read some conflicting recommendations.
Futhermore I wonder what people think about the other Whedon shows. I’m still not sure whether I’d really like Firefly, but I probably can’t avoid it. I tried the movie Serentiy some time ago but stopped after 15 minutes as I couldn’t get in the story. I’m even more hesitant about Agents of SHIELD. It seems too much super-hero action movie to me. Although I’ve enjoyed a few of the Marvel movies, after a while they tend to become shallow.
On the whole I do appreciate his approach to TV series story telling, as he seems to take the standard episodic format of 80s series (adventure of the week) as a starting point to treat more fundamental questions about hte universe of the shows premise. And he does so with witty dialogue that shows an awareness of the tension between unrealistic premises and real-life constraints.
Is there still a hard core of Whedonverse fans? Most of the threads seem to be older. I read that Whedon is starting a new show set in 19th century England. Didn’t hear much discussion about that yet.