Monday, August 24, 2009

Better late than never

Word of the day: ig-no-rant (adjective) Lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned.

Sometimes I’m not the quickest on the uptake when it comes to awesomeness.

Sometimes I miss the cool stuff the first time around and need to play catch-up.

Sometimes I want to kick myself for being so oblivious.

I have only just recently discovered the awesomeness that is Firefly/Serenity/Joss Whedon. Over the past three weekends, I have watched all the episodes of Firefly and followed those with a Serenity movie chaser. And as I sat reveling in their excellence, my hatred of Fox grew by more than a little bit.

This was my first foray into anything Joss Whedon has done. (At least I think it is…wait, just informed me he also wrote the screenplay for Toy Story. I have experienced him before!) But Toy Story doesn’t really count because it’s just not on the same level as Firefly and the like. I can freely admit that I avoided both Buffy and Angel, not out of dislike for anyone or anything involved (vampires are cool!) but because I have this thing about liking stuff that is super-popular. The more people gush about how great this is or how amazing that is or how I just HAVE to watch/read/hear/try this single greatest thing in the history of things, the more inclined I am to stay away. (Of course, when I gush about how awesometastic something is and insist you watch/read/hear/try it, you have to listen to me because I have impeccable taste.)

So I missed Buffy. And then it made no sense to watch Angel. And I even skipped over Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, despite the numerous links posted to Facebook and several endorsements from people whose taste I trust. But that is why TV-on-DVD is so wonderful: it’s catch-up time! And it doesn’t hurt that I have someone in my life who can supply me with a steady diet of Joss Whedon until I have caught up. With any luck, by that time there will be more awesomeness from him on TV that I can enjoy in real time. With even more luck, he will create a show for Nathan Fillion, to get him off the travesty that is Castle. Yuck.

P.S. I realize Dollhouse is still on TV, but again I will have to play catch-up. Bah.

P.S.S I love Alan Tudyk.


Tammy said...

Jen, I came VERY late to the game where Buffy was concerned, even though my roommate of almost a decade was a mega-fan who owned all the seasons AND there was a musical episode! (How could I not have watched the musical episode?) But then, during my year in a bachelor apartment without cable, I made my way all the way through. It took me most of the first season to get hooked, I will admit, but then I loved it. Now I'm marrying a Whedon lover, so I indulge him and really enjoy everything.
I think Whedon is worth the hype, if that makes any difference to you!

Paronomaniac said...

I'm now looking forward to getting into Buffy; thankfully Brian owns all seasons of Buffy and Angel, so I'll be able to indulge fully!

Glad to hear another endorsement though!