November 18, 2012

Figured out Joss Whedon

How can I have missed it all along? The great genius, Joss Whedon, clearly just sucks.

I mean, he cannot get across the simplest of ideas he believes in. Waaaay off.

A general statist, big-government progressive kinda guy writes "Firefly" which empowers an army of libertarian Browncoats to oppose him. I mean, that wasn't very smart, was it? For a genius?

Secondly, I just watched the Buffy Episode "Amends." Another swing-and-a-miss. An avowed atheist, Whedon writes and directs what my Buffy sire, Jonathan V. Last called "the most religious hour ever on television." Oops.

I mean, Vonnegut can be forgiven Harrison Bergeron, as he also wrote "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" and a series of socialist essays in a long and illustrious career. But Joss Whedon? The guy cannot seem to get a simple point across. What a loser.

Television Posted by John Kranz at November 18, 2012 12:40 PM

So, "Amends" was ... bad?

Posted by: nanobrewer at November 19, 2012 1:23 AM

No, nb, "amends" is awesome on stilts. I tease the great man because he is an avowed atheist and you could run Amends on the Hallmark Channel between Dolly Parton as an Angel and Richard Thomas as the flying-reindeer-studying zoologist. It would fit perfectly (and I'd watch all three).

Posted by: jk at November 19, 2012 10:26 AM

I've wondered about Vonnegut too. I think what we've (me too) overlooked is that it's rare for a person to have a consistent worldview. Most can hold that an idea and its antithesis are good and true, at the same time. These examples are darned good evidence of that fact.

Posted by: johngalt at November 19, 2012 11:28 AM

So the man has his characters say what he has not the fortitude to do. Talented, but gutless... or swayed by the party-scene in tinsel town, but I repeat myself.

Some day, I'll catch up on those other 4 seasons of Buffy (I stopped watching for various reasons after S3).... some day.

Posted by: nanobrewer at November 20, 2012 1:04 AM

While there are many episodes I dig in the first three, I consider them the work required to enjoy the really great seasons ahead (Five and Six espescially). All are available free on Amazon Prime or Netflix streaming. For a guy who gets stuck in hotels a lot.

Posted by: jk at November 20, 2012 9:07 AM

And, if you have not seen "Cabin in the Woods..."

Not for the kiddies, mind you, but a great and Whedony film.

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