Because: Buffy!

21 November 2013

What does it mean that I read this entire fabulous post ranking every single episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer from worst to best in detail? And found myself nodding or making the Dude you are so wrong in your wrongness here frowny face? You tell me ::grin::.

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I miss Buffy, and Firefly (heartbreak!), and I wish they would make Sherlock faster. What about you? What jazzes your TV world these days?

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Comments

10 Responses to “Because: Buffy!”

  1. Dave on November 21st, 2013 4:01 pm

    It means that you and I have more in common than we realized.

    Also, Boardwalk Empire.

  2. Kelley on November 21st, 2013 4:05 pm

    Well there you go, it’s a small world after all. Bless the intarweebles and all their denizens!

    Yes, and also The Wire.

  3. Dave on November 21st, 2013 4:08 pm

    Always The Wire. And if The Wire, then also Boardwalk Empire and Treme, which sort-of ended last year but has a six-ep coda coming up.

  4. Mark W. Tiedemann on November 21st, 2013 4:28 pm

    I’m still watching CASTLE because, well, the first 4 seasons were terrific, number 5 had surprises, and 6 is okay. Because I liked the way they handled the shift from tension to fulfillment without either character becoming subservient (mostly) and, well, I love Stana Katic.

    Elementary is growing on us, particularly because Watson is very much her own self and turning into an equal—in a different way than what’s being done in Sherlock, which, I agree, MAKE ‘EM FASTER! (But one mustn’t rush wonderfulness.)

    There hasn’t been much else.

  5. snott on November 22nd, 2013 8:24 am

    Orphan Black!

    Wonderful series from the BBC. It’s on netflix. Can not wait for the next season (April…sigh).

    I can’t imagine how Tatiana Maslany (lead actor) manages to do so many characters. It’s a sci-fi/detective show about clones. Here’s the website over at BBC: http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/

  6. Paul on November 22nd, 2013 2:27 pm

    Of course mileage varies, but highly recommended from this old jalopy:

    Call The Midwife, based on the memoirs of a midwife in London’s east side in the 1950s. Two seasons so far from BBC.

    Dark Angel, near apocalypse science fiction set in Seattle which I imagine you saw years ago. Jessica Alba acting. By the time its second and last season ended it was getting tiresome, but meanwhile it had fun.

    Homeland, a showpiece for Claire Danes as a bipolar intelligence officer. Now in its third season. The potential Islamaphobia that underlies the whole story makes me uncomfortable, but I haven’t decided if that’s in the writing of the show or in the substance of our times in which the show so effectively takes place. The writers do acknowledge the humanity of all players, including the gnarliest of the antagonists, and bad guys are shown on all sides (there are many more than just two). Anyway, I watch this for Danes’ acting, not for political enlightenment.

    Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, an Australian detective series set in Melbourne in the 1920s and based on Phryne Fisher novels of Kerry Greenwood. I found the first series refreshing last year and hope it lasts a while before going off the rails (as all series will if given enough track).

    Real Humans (Äkta människor) on a tip from Mr. J.D. Berry. I’ve watched only part of one episode so far, might be promising, and Gort knows we need more chances at decent science fiction; plus, a plus, it’s from Sweden.

    Silk. I’ve just finished watching the first two seasons and enjoyed them very much. Maxine Peake is splendid in the lead role and the others aren’t bad either. The British legal system is wonderfully different from the US model to the point where a little background reading is useful; for example such oddities as defense barristers and prosecutors working on the same case belonging to the same law firm. BBC, of course.

    Top of the Lake, Australian police detective series featuring Elisabeth Moss whom you’ll immediately recognize if you’ve watched Mad Men. Written by Jane Campion! Holly Hunter in a spectacularly odd supporting role.

    Paul

  7. Kelley on November 22nd, 2013 2:34 pm

    These all sounds great! Thank you, everyone. I have so much to catch up on…. ah well, nice to know there are many stories in the world.

  8. Lisa on November 26th, 2013 7:52 am

    I don’t mean to pile on, but I like Being Human (U.K.) and Hit & Miss.

  9. Paul on November 27th, 2013 7:27 pm

    Hit and Miss! Wow, what a find! Thanks, Lisa~

    Kelley, if you haven’t seen H&M or heard about it yet, I urge you to watch the first episode before googling it.

  10. Lisa on November 27th, 2013 7:57 pm

    Gosh, my pleasure, Paul. Since you like international TV, you might try some of these, all unseen by me:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/how_we_watch_tv/2013/11/liked_broadchurch_and_top_of_the_lake_there_s_more_where_that_came_from.html

    June is very smart.