I must beg you, especially the geekiest of you my readers, for forgiveness. I lived in ignorance for so long and maybe even slight condescension.
I avoided the Buffy TV series because I thought it looked cheesy. I feel a deep abiding pain in my soul to write those words now after the heartfelt conversion I've experienced.
I'm one of the few people that loved Loved LOVED the Buffy movie. Kristy Swanson is hot, David Arquette and Paul Reubens are hilarious, and Donald Southerland is hardcore as a crusty old watcher. Funny I would call the TV series cheesy after admitting I like the movie.
But there was this series, Firefly, that lived for only a brief flash on that fuckhole network Fox. I'm still bitter about it's cancellation. This is the show that opened my eyes to the brilliance that is Joss Whedon. I can't NOT laugh at that man's dialog, not that you would even want to... not... laugh.
Beyond the dialog are the characters, god the characters. These people live, you want to be invited to their house to play poker and drink and laugh with them, they're so alive. And Joss breaks your heart by killing one of them off, and you curse him, and then he pulls off some twist of brilliance that totally redeems him along with your faith in humanity.
So now I watch Buffy with Red every Tuesday and I laugh often and cry sometimes at the stories this man can tell.
Joss Whedon IS my master now.