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Here in the world of television fandom, we rely on our main characters to keep us hooked on our favorites series year in and year out, and it’s inarguably a tough job. So cheers to these ten characters, chosen by fans as the greatest TV figures of all time.
While some of us are gluttons for the current era of TV, others prefer to kick back and enjoy the shows of yesteryear that have already come to completion. Here are 10 classic shows that are worth all of your attention, whether you binge or spread things out.
In its 7 seasons, Buffy managed to lay the groundwork for a rather intricate continuity. One would think that a feature-length film or TV movie focusing on an adult Buffy who, like Gellar herself, is looking at the twilight of her days as a Slayer may be the proper punctuation on which to end the live-action mythos...
Major Buffy the Vampire Slayer spoilers ahead! If you haven't seen the series, I suggest you go to Netflix right now and get started. To those who have seen the show, Amber Benson (aka Tara) recently answered a lot of Buffy-related questions.
The series which was first framed for TVs of its original slayer generation has now been cropped, brightened, and re-colored by 20th Century Fox as a HD version, and Joss Whedon is not happy.
Lead characters might get the television commercials and the headlines, but it’s often the supporting characters who are the difference between a TV program being a lot of fun and stinking to high heaven.
Sometimes, when you put a wish out into the Tweetverse, it comes true. Such was the case for one Buffy the Vampire Slayer whose Tweet caught the attention of series creator Joss Whedon. They asked for more Buffy, Whedon delivered. Kind of. The Avengers director responded with this stick-figure illustration, which offers of a bit of the best of Buffy...
It’s that time of year again! TV doesn’t exactly grind to a halt during the holidays, as some networks fill their primetime hours with holiday programming, but most of our favorite TV dramas and comedies will be going on hiatus for the next few weeks, if not longer. Lest you think that means you actually have to step away from the television, rest assured, this is actually a great time of year to watch those shows you’ve been meaning to check out, or lose yourself in a nostalgic binge-watch.
Excluding preview night, Sunday may very well be the easiest day at Comic-Con, for those who are willing to stick around for the remaining panels. While there are fewer events scheduled that day, there's still plenty to see and do. Sunday's become a big day for TV panels, most of which typically set up shop in Hall H.
Television, like life, is sometimes just about showing up. However, when obsession is involved, a love for a television show can take on a new meaning. Many of us may re-watch our favorite episodes or even buy our favorite seasons on Blu-ray or DVD, but if we are serious fans who truly obsess, there are a multitude of ways we may show that “fancession.” So, what does it take to be a true obsessive of a TV series?
It's nearly Halloween, which means many TV shows are aiming for big scares or Halloween costume fun with one Halloween-themed installment to mark the occasion. And then there are the series that make Halloween a season-long affair, regularly delivering creepy, violent, scary characters that leave a memorable impression. We came up with a list of some of the most scary villains on television.
Among the last of the panels at SDCC this year, but certainly not the least is Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While the TV series is not yet that old, the movie that started it all released into theaters in 1992. How time flies! We'll be live-blogging the panel, which features a great assortment of people from the Whedonverse, including Nicholas Brendon (Xander) and Clare Kramer (Glory), as well as writer/producer Jane Espenson, Dark rose editor Scott Allie, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy Kristy Swanson.
Joss Whedon’s been busy delivering some of his creative talent to feature films these days, with The Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote, in theaters, and the upcoming Whedon-directed Avengers film set to hit theaters next month. When our own Eric Eisenberg spoke to Whedon earlier this month, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator told him he “absolutely wants” to go back to television.
Joss Whedon really is a gift to geeks, that keeps on giving. With Cabin in the Woods set to release into theaters this weekend, and The Avengers due to hit theaters less than a month from now, Whedonites certainly have things to look forward to these days. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer did a Reddit chat today, and spoke about his past and upcoming projects, including the status on the sequel to the popular webseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Normally, this would be impossible. Singling out the best episode of a long-running television series? Sophie had an easier choice. Only two options! How does one narrow down the funniest Seinfeld episode, the most riveting episode of The Wire, or the most unforgettable Arrested Development episode?