Category Archives: Firefly/Serenity

Top TV dramas

In the light of The Guardian’s top 50 television dramas of all time, I thought of the dramas that I remembered fondly and also remembered being, well, top. So, here’s a list which is not in any order except for … Continue reading

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Top five Whedon characters

Five? Five! Practically impossible but I’ll try: Tara Willow River Faith Adelle oh hell’s bells, I forgot Buffy, so off you pop for a nice cuppa tea, Adelle Please join in.

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Anchovies, anchovies, you’re so delicious. I love you more than all the other fishes.

Conversations With Dead People (Jane Espenson & Drew Goddard) One of the signs of great writing is to introduce a stranger into a cast of familiar characters and have the audience care about the interactions between the stranger and the … Continue reading

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It’s not coddling. Now go to your closet.

Him (Drew Z. Greenberg) This rehash of season 2’s “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” is quite dreadful for the first two thirds. Women fighting over men is so flipping tedious and (really!) there was no need to tell the story again. … Continue reading

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Comics update

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #4-16 (Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Drew Goddard, Georges Jeanty, Paul Lee, Cliff Richards, Karl Moline) I blogged about the first three issues and then stopped. I’m not clear why. Ahem, several issues later, … Continue reading

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53:47

StephenT has a very interesting analysis of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer opening credits in terms of its female to male regular cast ratio. And does Serenity pass the Bechdel Test? I was hopeful for the deleted scene when Inara … Continue reading

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Incredibly true

Except for the fact it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that made me spend all that money: this list is the same as mine (except add Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me for Farscape). So Farscape, hmm… And the early issues … Continue reading

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Seriously?

Type pop culture heroines into Google and it asks you if you meant pop culture heroes. Which is obviously why a blog called Pop Culture Heroines is needed. It uses the lovely Joshua Middleton cover of River from the Serenity … Continue reading

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Farewell 2006

It’s been a good year. Adam continues to be as lovable, funny, smart, sweet and gentle as ever and his achievement in passing his grade 2 piano exam with merit makes me especially proud. Andy and I have now been … Continue reading

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Wash and Tara

What does Joss Whedon have against happy couples and irenic personalities?

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