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I know this is sacrilege to most of you, but I really hated Buffy. The TV series. I had really liked the cheezball movie from the early '90s (so bad it's good. Seriously.), and the TV show was a constant disappointment in comparison. I felt personally insulted that someone had taken a bad comedy I liked and turned it into an eyeroll-inducing pretentious drama.

For this reason, I didn't watch Firefly when it aired. This turned out to be a mistake, as I found out later that it was Made Of Awesome.

So I'm giving Dollhouse a chance. So far it has some of the same foul notes as Buffy, but it's still watchable. Marginally.

Joss Whedon must be the most pretentious bastard on the planet.
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Sunday 1st March 2009 23.42 (UTC) (Link)
I liked both Buffy the movie and Buffy the TV series (well, up to the end of 5 at least), albeit for different reasons. Angel was good and bad, it varied quite a lot. Firefly was OK, but taking a long time to go anywhere (and the plotholes in the world setup really, really annoyed me. Like the merging of Chinese and Western cultures, which appeared to be limited to a few Chinese swearwords and some lanterns. The whole prostitute thing. The civil war making very little sense - what the hell exactly was it supposed to be over? Anyway. I quite liked the pretty.)

I'd agree at times with the assessment of Joss Whedon!

And I'll be interested to see Dollhouse, assuming it ever makes it out here.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Monday 2nd March 2009 00.34 (UTC) (Link)
I completely forgot about Angel. I guess I must have blocked it out. ;)

I suppose Firefly was more like the sort of stories I'm used to in anime (and they're slightly more implausible in anime because everyone is speaking Japanese) and that's why I liked it.

Dollhouse so far has been kinda hit and miss, and looming overhead is the fact that the story, as it stands, is finite. It has to have a definite ending, so I'm curious as to how they'll manage to handle that if it's successful. That's another thing Firefly didn't suffer from; if it had been successful it could have gotten more interesting as time went on. So far Dollhouse seems like at one point they have to tie up all the ends, and the fact that it's set up that way doesn't bode well for it being a long term gig.