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Must. Post. Something.

Friday, January 8th, 2010

I’m really trying to keep my New Year’s resolution to post every day, but my brain is as frozen as the tundra that has suddenly appeared outside our door.  There must be something interesting happening in the world, but I haven’t yet recovered from Levitra the mind-blowing revelations on tonight’s episode of “Dollhouse” (which was amazing, and darn you, FOX, for interfering from day one and doing such a crappy job of promoting one of the most challenging, fascinating shows I’ve ever seen on TV).

What’s happening with you?

Dr. Horrible Takes Over the Emmys

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Hands down the best thing about last night’s broadcast.

FOX Renews “Dollhouse”!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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I’m really excited, and surprised, by this“Dollhouse” is dark, thought-provoking, and frequently downright disturbing.  And, in the course of a 12-episode first season, it didn’t hit its stride till halfway through.  It was buried on Friday nights, paired first with “Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles”, a show I liked a lot but one that suffered a sophomore slump mid-season, and then with the already-cancelled “Prison Break”.

But, as Maureen Ryan points out, the TV world has changed.

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Andy Hallett Dies

Monday, March 30th, 2009

andy-hallettThirty-three is too young.  Andy played Lorne, the green singing demon with a heart of gold on Angel.  He died after a five-year battle with heart disease.

I feel so badly for his family and friends.  The news report says his dad was with him when he died.  It’s just not the natural order of things for parents to bury their children.

Rest in peace, Andy.

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Dance, Dance, Dance

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This makes me smile:

And it reminds me of this, which makes me laugh out loud:

Smile!

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

For the Whedonverse fans:

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

If you’re a Joss Whedon fan in need of a musical fix, or even if you’re not, go watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion. Acts I and II here, Act III coming on Saturday.

Vampire Slayer Saves Reporter’s Soul

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

NPR’s Jamie Tarabay says Buffy DVDs helped to keep her sane during her time reporting on the Iraq War from Baghdad. If you’re a fan, you’ll likely nod your head in understanding — and quote the dialogue along with the audio clips from the show. If you’ve always wondered what all the fuss was about, this will help explain it. Give it a listen.

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Close Your Books and Take Out Your #2 Pencils

Friday, January 4th, 2008

It’s pop quiz time. Kyle Whitmire rocks! (Warning: if you don’t appreciate pointed Larry Langford humor, don’t click the link.)

In related news, the Birmingham Weekly‘s website has a spiffy new look. Check it out. And the Weekly got a mention at Whedonesque for the inclusion of Serenity: Collector’s Edition on its list of 2007′s top DVD releases. Just when I’d persuaded myself I didn’t really need it.

A Little Fangirl Fun

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Neil the Ethical Werewolf has posted the GOP primary field and equivalent Buffy villains. I’m particularly amused by Fred Thompson as The Judge and Ron Paul as Moloch the Corrupter. Neil equates Rudy Giuliani with Angelus, which works if you see Rudy as pure evil and loving every minute of it, but a couple of commenters point out that he looks quite similar to the Gentlemen in Hush. Check it out (and be sure to read the comments; the whole thing is a hoot).

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