We all have favorite movies that we have no shame in telling people about. Blah blah, Citizen Kane, you say, blah blah The Godfather. And other people will hopefully be impressed by how good your taste is. But there’s that other list, too–the list of movies that you love even though you know, down in your heart, that they truly suck. The list of movies you don’t mention when people ask you what your favorite movies are, because it would take far too long to justify them and explain yourself. This, my friends, is my list of sucky movies that I love even though (or possibly because) they are horrible.
Category Archives: Joss Whedon
I love fictional villains and morally ambiguous characters. What makes me sad, though, is how few of these characters tend to be female. It just doesn’t seem fair, since often, these characters are the most interesting. I thought we’d take a look, then, at some of my favorite ambiguous or villainous ladies on TV.
I was planning to write up my response to Dumbo, but I was suddenly filled with the need to talk about Dollhouse. I have become so deeply, pathetically invested in this show, that I can’t give up hope for a renewal (unlike SOME people). I’m not willing to let go just yet. I wasn’t as completely in love with tonight’s episode, “Haunted,” as I have been with the last few, but the promo for the next week had me literally making high-pitched squealing noises. Let’s take a look at why this show has become so damn good. (SPOILERS FOR LIKE EVERYTHING.)
There was a lot about last night’s episode of Dollhouse I liked.
If you were to make a list of most dedicated fanbases, Whedonites and the Colbert Nation would certainly be very high up on the list.
I bring this up, because I feel a FAN FEUD coming on.
The combination of Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica on Friday nights is proving, not surprisingly, to be a very bleak affair. I knew it was going to be, which is why the last two weeks I watched Dollhouse, then switched over to USA for a little bit of Psych and then watched Battlestar the next day. Psych had its finale last week, though, so this week I decided to watch straight through. I think I’m going to break it up again next week, though, because those were two very depressing hours of television.
Still, I have some thoughts on BOTH shows, after the jump. (Spoilers for last night’s episodes of both Dollhouse and BSG)
I was in the mood for a musical day, so I pulled out my DVD of My Fair Lady earlier today. During the very famous racetrack scene, Mrs. Higgins scolds her son and Mr. Pickering,
“You’re a pretty pair of babies, playing with your live doll.”
That, not surprisingly after our liveblog last night, got me thinking about Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, its weird take on the Pygmalion myth, and the nature of identity in all of these works.