Getting To Know Joss Whedon

I'll have to admit: I wasn't a fan of Joss Whedon until I saw Serenity and Firefly- which, in my opinion is probably one of the best TV shows ever.

When Buffy: The Vampire Slayer hit local TV, I was way too much into work back then- way too much. Plus, there was a lot of crazy things going on in my life as well, and TV was really the last thing on my list of priorities.

But even without watching any of his work (at least without my knowing), there was an awareness of sorts. So by the time I saw Serenity- I was completely sold.

Plus, Firefly was a remarkable piece of work- I'm one of those guys who just wanted so much more show.

Notable Joss Whedon Projects

  • He's the creator, as well as writer and director for three popular TV series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Angel (1999-2004) and Firefly (2002-2003).
  • He wrote 25 issues for Astonishing X-Men (which picks up from New X-Men), a comic book series which focuses the spotlight on Beast, Shadowcat, Colossus, Lockheed and Wolverine, with Emma Frost and Cyclops leading this incarnation of the X-Men.
  • Wrote (and co-wrote) a number of films, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer (the 1992 film starring Kristy Swanson), Disney/Pixar's Toy Story (1995), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and Titan A.E. (2000).
  • Wrote uncredited drafts or rewrites for Speed (1994), Waterworld (1995), Twister (1996) and X-Men (2000).
  • More recently, he has teamed up with brothers Zack and Jed, together with Jed's fiancee Maurissa Tancharoen to produce the internet musical, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog". Stars Nathan Fillion, Neil-Patrick Harris and Felicia Day.
  • FOX will be airing his new TV series, Dollhouse, in January 2009, starring Eliza Dushku.
Read more about Joss Whedon on his write-up on Wikipedia, and check out his body of work on the Internet Movie Database.

Cheers everyone!



Just A Regular Dude Watching TV

I might be a media guy, but my field is really more into radio and marketing more than anything else. For the most part, it means that what I know about television is pretty much stuff just about anyone can know- so don't expect me to go technical or anything.

I'm just a regular dude who just happens to appreciate me some good TV.

TV has so much to offer- a show I like might not exactly appeal to your tastes and vice versa. And that's the beauty of it all- with just so much TV going on, there's definitely something for everyone out there. We even have our own guilty pleasures- and that's just all good.

Feel free to share your thoughts on whatever TV show you like (or don't like). As long as you're all mature about it, with a genuine desire to inform, educate, or just someone with an honest opinion- come, sit and let's talk about TV.

Cheers, everyone.

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