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?
High school will apparently not last forever for the characters in Glee. Word is, some of the main cast will be exiting the show after the series’ third season. Fans of Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer may have to look for them elsewhere because come Fall 2012, they won’t be found at William McKinley High.
Hearing any news related to actress Charisma Carpenter usually inspires me to think of her role as Cordelia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, however the role she’ll be playing in an upcoming episode of Burn Notice actually sounds a bit more like the woman she played in Veronica Mars.
Jane Espenson Talks Torchwood, A Horse Heart, Once Upon A Time And Another U.K. Series Remake For Syfy
I could go on and on about Espenson and how some of the episodes she’s written are absolutely brilliant (Buffy examples of brilliance include “Band Candy,” “Pangs,” “Conversations With Dead People,” and “Life Serial.”) but if you know who she is, odds are, you’re already aware of her skills. And even if you don't, but you're a fan of great TV writing, this interview is worth a look and full of interesting tidbits on upcoming series.
Attention anyone looking for random former recurring Buffy characters on TV: Grey’s Anatomy’s Seattle Grace is about to be paid a visit by one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s arch nemesis(sseessss).
Buffy fans will appreciate this bit of news, which was revealed tonight by Alyson Hannigan via Twitter. It seems Hannigan is going to be reuniting with someone from the Buffyverse in an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother.