Thursday, November 1, 2007

Joss Whedon returns to TV!

Nerd Alert: I LOVE Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Like, own almost every season on DVD and can quote it at length from memory love it. The show's creator Joss Whedon is one of my personal Jesuses. (Jesai?) So you can imagine my excitement that he has a new show coming out on Fox called Dollhouse.

Another fun fact: It's going to star the actress who played one of my favorite secondary characters from Buffy, Eliza Dushku. (She played Faith, the "bad" slayer. [Again, nerd alert].). After kicking ass on Buffy and Angel, Dushku went on to do one terrible TV show (Tru Calling) and several terrible movies (The New Guy, Wrong Turn, probably others*) but I'm holding on to hope that if she teams up with Whedon again she can come back from the dark side. (Plus she's a Massachusetts native and a huge Red Sox fan, so that always wins her points with me).

The show itself, Dollhouse, sounds a little weird. People living in a house who can be programmed to be like other people or something? Whatever. Joss is coming back and all is right with the world.

*Lora reminded me that Eliza Dushku was in Bring it On. That movie is pretty terrible, except for that one scene with the guy who says," Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded" and then teaches them about "spirit fingers."

Yes, this is the creator of some of my favorite shows of all time. I'm often

amazed I have any friends at all.


Red said...

Sweet. I love Josh! And Eliza Dushku was awesome in Bring It On.

Nooch said...

Joss better put Nicholas Brendon on this show even if it is only for one episode. The boy needs some work.

And Liz you may be a buffy freak, but you are not alone.

Dave H said...

Haha, I watched like, ONE episode of Tru Calling. Funny you referenced that, though.

Red said...

Dude, DO NOT knock Bring It On. One of the greatest guilty pleasure movies of all it was filmed at SDSU...just like Veronica Mars

Liz said...

I said the Spirit Fingers part was funny ;-)

What can I say, I don't really like Kirsten Dunst

Nooch said...

Liz I do recall seeing a copy of "Bring It On" in your dorm room at BU.
It is a great movie.

Another fun Eliza fact. Whas in the movie Soul Survivors, which could probably be rated as the worse horror film known to man kind.

Red said...

Oh shoot! I think Liz is a closet BIO lover!!!

Liz said...

That movie belonged to my roommate and you of all people should know that Nooch!!!!