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Because I totally thought we had one already, but for some inexplicable reason, we don't. Time will tell whether enough people give a crap for this thread to last.

I decided that being a Troper, I ought to give Buffy the Vampire Slayer a try, since after all it's the reason that TV Tropes exists. Gonna be watching the first episode with Buttercup tonight. I have a few things spoiled, sadly, but whatever. There's seven seasons of material to cover, so I'm sure there's lots of stuff I'm going to be totally unprepared for. Fun times!
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 2 Buscemi, Thu, 1st Dec '11 10:30:35 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
I still believe the series should have been a comedy. The concept to me is too ridiculous to take seriously (and Whedon simply isn't a very good writer).
I'm glasses.
I just watched the first three episodes. He seems like a pretty good writer to me. Besides, comedy requires better writing than drama, not the other way around.

edited 1st Dec '11 10:35:38 PM by Sporkaganza

Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 4 Buscemi, Thu, 1st Dec '11 10:47:49 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
But just read the premise: a teenage vampire slayer. This is clearly the concept for a comedy.

As for Whedon, he was just doing the same thing that every other horror writer was doing in the late 1990's: be incredibly hip, inject some meta concepts and look pretty for the camera. Can you find any differences between say, this and Kevin Williamson's Scream?
I'm glasses.
Never saw Scream.

Also, why is an unusual premise instantly comedy? I think you need to reconsider your criteria for what you wtch.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 6 Buscemi, Thu, 1st Dec '11 11:34:32 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
Suspension of disbelief is hard for some. The Night Stalker (basically Buffy, but in the 1970's and with a news reporter instead of a high school student) managed to pull it off by combining elements of horror, detective story and the buddy comedy. But a show like this one is taken deadly serious. It's a teen show with a B-movie premise, you need to play up the camp.
I'm glasses.
I don't agree that camp is necessary. I think self-awareness serves the same purpose perfectly well, and so far it certainly seems to excel in that. I don't understand why you dislike Whedon so much. I think his talent as a writer is often overstated, but I hardly think he doesn't have any.

edited 1st Dec '11 11:41:46 PM by Sporkaganza

Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
 8 Buscemi, Thu, 1st Dec '11 11:46:21 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
I don't like Whedon because of the extreme praise he gets for mediocre material. He's simply not very good.

To me, he's the Tim Tebow of genre work.

edited 1st Dec '11 11:54:21 PM by Buscemi

I'm glasses.
Don't know who Tim Tebow is either, but I'd hardly call Joss Whedon mediocre. I'd say he's pretty good. I'm beginning to suspect you just enjoy finding things mediocre or bad that other people love.
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The thing about Buffy is that it actually is a comedy some times. It's just also sometimes dramatic. It spends a lot of time being pretty tongue in cheek, and some of the best episodes are the comedy ones.
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 11 Marq FJA, Thu, 20th Sep '12 7:03:53 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Say, are the transformations of Knight Rider 2008's KITT fully functional — as in, the van mode comes with extra seats?

PS: How come Characters.Knight Rider does not have entries for the 2008 series' characters?

edited 20th Sep '12 7:06:59 AM by MarqFJA

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As usual the Emmys were 99% pure concentrated bullshit.
 13 0 Emmanuel, Mon, 24th Sep '12 5:37:34 AM from Between Elbe and Rhine
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99%? Really? I mean, yeah, comedy is still mostly ruled by Modern Family (and Jon Cryer, for some reason), but the drama side of things was pretty good. And Louis C.K. snatched two more Emmys. Could have been much worse.

Also, I'm all in favor of Amy Poehler continuing to make fun of the fact that she hasn't won an Emmy until she finally does. grin
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Bah! The only one I agreed with was Jessica Lange winning. The rest of them can go rot, especially Homeland and the entire comedy section.

Though I suppose Louie winning a couple probably made my friend happy.
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