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    April 25, 2009 9:00 pm The AV Club had their review up an hour after it aired.
    April 25, 2009 3:21 am

    Do you sit around waiting for me to post, Conor?

     And I' like to think the person who on a weekly basis runs a discussion of a TV show would offer his opinion.  I mean, that's how it works on most websites where they live blog TV shows.  Maybe iFanboy just has some bizarre editorial policy where they don't think their readers want to hear their opinions.

    April 25, 2009 2:09 am

    Great episode.  So far, the best episodes of the show have centered around the mythology and larger plot arc, but here we got a nice standalone, and I think Eliza's best performance on the show so far (boo to naysayers that have been ragging on her; this episode proves she has chops).  It also hinted at the larger sinister implications of the Doll technology.  And Adelle's final words to Margaret tugged at the heartstrings:"Every single moment."

     I loved the Topher subplot.  There have been complaints about not getting enough character moments, but with this plot and Adelle's from the previous episode, I think the show is doing a great job of fleshing out the cast.

     And oh man, next week we finally get to meet Alpha.  I'm excited.

     So, is the guy in charge of the liveblogging going to chim in at any point?

    April 13, 2009 8:04 pm

    She was grazed.  And people do go into shock and not realize they've been hit, or not feel it if something traumatic is going on.  Like wiping the mind of your trusted lieutenant of three years.

     I dunno.  It seems like some of the commenters' criticisms have been about what they aren't getting from the show as opposed to discussing what it has presented.  Everything I've seen since episode six suggests the creator and showrunners know exactly what they are doing, and plan to play their hand at their own pace.

     I find nothing grating or bad about Eliza's performance.  She's turned in a few spectacular moments, like leading the Dolls out last week.  Can you cite a particular moment or thing about her performance that's getting to you?  If anything she's a decent actress surrounded by better ones.

    April 13, 2009 12:07 am

    When is Paul coming back to talk about how the show isn't still living up to his expectations and give it a C-?

     Hey, iFanboy, could you have someone liveblog this show who actually cares about it?

    April 7, 2009 6:08 pm

    As I said earlier, along with X-Files was part of the trend that brought sci-fi/fantasy and serialized storytelling back to mainstream television.  I don't think Buffy singlehandedly changed the face of television, just that it had a significant part.  People like Bryan Fuller (Heroes) and Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who) have said so as well.


    April 7, 2009 5:21 pm

    Well, I was planning on letting this die, but since someone else threw down the gauntlet, here's citation:

    "Commentators of the entertainment industry including Allmovie, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post have cited Buffy as "influential"

    ^ For example: Dillard, Brian J., "Buffy the Vampire Slayer [TV Series]", Allmovie (2003 or after): "wildly influential cult hit". Harrington, Richard, "Joss Whedon's New Frontier", The Washington Post (September 30, 2005): "One of the best, most influential, genre-defining television series in decades". Kit, Borys, "Whedon lassos 'Wonder' helm for Warners", The Hollywood Reporter, requires subscription (March 17, 2005): "the influential WB Network/UPN drama series"

    Yeah, those are quotes from respected media outlets.  Not people who post on comic book blogs.

    April 7, 2009 4:32 pm Yeah, I think you mean you are ignoring my well-reasoned arguments.  I'm not just saying this as a Whedon fan, but as a TV fan who understands the larger trends that drive and influence network programming.
    April 7, 2009 4:22 pm

    Figuring for DVD sales, frequency of syndication, and amount of ink that gets spilled by critics on how great it is, I'd say yeah it's popular.  I'm not saying it was ever in the Top 20 or had blockbuster ratings, but it is influencial and was a big part of a movement that brought serialization and sci-fi fantasy elements back into primetime shows.

     Smallville and Supernatural don't really enter into my consideration whatsoever (though I'm glad Supernatural lets Ben Edlund take home a paycheck).  And neither is regarded the way Buffy has come to be regarded.


    April 7, 2009 3:53 pm

     There's a definite shift in genre shows after Buffy's early seasons.  Alias and Lost really blew up the mythology/serialization movement, but I (and lots of critics) point to Buffy as being a turning point.  Along with X-Files of course.  Look back at what was airing

     Yeah, and I'm pretty sure Buffy was popular.  It was a hit for WB, has high DVD sales, ran for 144 episodes, and launched a spinoff with 100+ episodes. And was massively influential.  I ain't blowin' smoke.