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02/27/2004 Archived Entry: "Joss Whedon == god"
Posted by CKL @ 12:16 AM PST

This week's episode of Angel, "A Hole in the World," was nothing less than brilliant. Dark, funny, beautiful, and heartbreaking-- everything I've come to expect from Joss Whedon. He even managed to work in Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess:

She was such a little girl that one did not expect to see such a look on her small face. It would have been an old look for a child of twelve, and Sara Crewe was only seven. The fact was, however, that she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and the world they belonged to. She felt as if she had lived a long, long time.
And the astronaut vs. caveman thing was pure genius.

I choose not to be angry that The WB is cancelling the show after this, its fifth season. I choose to be happy that, in a world where sitcoms and "reality" shows comprise the most popular TV programming, great stories like this were ever told. Because this is what people will still remember and celebrate in a hundred years. This is Dickens, this is Shakespeare, this is Homer.

This is Joss.

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In case my other post was not interesting, here's another post about my favorite show (when it used to air): Buffy. Joss is insanely good and Buffy season 2 was the best with the unexpected and terribly tragic, Shakespearean style, Romeo & Juliet kind of season finale with Buffy having to sacrifice her ultimate love: Angel. And I end with an awesome quote from a little demon named Whistler from the season 2 finale--"There's moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you're gonna be. Sometimes they're little subtle moments. Sometimes they're not. Bottom line is, even if you see 'em comin', you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we? Helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are."

Posted by James @ 05/01/2004 12:38 PM PST

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