Sunday, April 15, 2007

Episode 43 - "Your butt looks big in those giant pants."

PCX reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer V2 #1

9 Comments:

Anonymous THOOM said...

Buffy, better than Red Dwarf? nah. It's as good as Star Trek....Voyager. Which I think is a compliment. I like Voyager.

Buffy is camp entertainment of the level of the old Batman show. It's fun light stuff, but a few years ago I watched a few Buffy's, and after a bit, it was as if I was watching the same show over and over. It was just buffy kug fu fighting with Vamps every episode.

And that bit with WIllow being possessed and evil...That was the better the first time when it was called Phoenix saga.

Fun stuff, but saying Joss Whedon is 'god' isn't funny as even a joke. People were saying Clapton is God because he was so darn good. Whedon was just regurgitating the best of comic book stories ad puttig it on tv.

You've said that you don't like 'Charmed' but imo, they are the same. But Charmed has witches fighting demons instead of Vampires.

April 19, 2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Liar! No one likes Voyager!

Camp? Batman?! Unless we're just talking about the still-finding-its-way first season (and even then, there were exceptions like "Angel"), you gotta be kidding/baiting me!

I'll admit season six was a blatant homage to the first (and only good, barring the out-of-continuity Teen Titans x-over) "evil Jean" story, but Joss admitted as much when he had a character say right on the show that Willow had "gone all Dark Phoenix".

If Whedon just rearranged bits from stuff he'd already seen or read to enjoyable effect and then called it his own work, his name would be Quentin Tarantino (no disrespect intended, even if "Death Proof" was the weaker of the two Grindhouse features).

Whedon has a consistently impressive flair with dialogue, but his real strength as a writer is in his character development. None of Buffy's surviving principals are the same people as they were when they were first introduced; we watched them change and grow over the course of the show - something I sincerely doubt you could say about (insert vomiting noises here) those Charmed bimbos.

April 20, 2007 1:18 AM  
Blogger X MCTREKKIE said...

You two just need to get a room.


Whedon's masterwork was Firefly/Serenity anyhow.

And no one watches either Charmed or Smallville with the sound on- but we watch for teh womenfolk just the same.


Vixen- looking forward to your take on Adult comix.

Xtrekkie

April 20, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Masterwork?

Firefly?!

I told you to lay off the Romulan ale, Trekkie...

April 21, 2007 8:39 PM  
Blogger Vixen said...

Now, now boys, let's all calm down and get along. I would like to add my two cents to the "Buffy" discussion.

I understand Thoom's point about how the show seemed to be largely Buffy fighting vamps, but I also feel that what made "Buffy" such a good show was that Whedon did focus on the character development--not just of Buffy and her crew, but even the villains became more sophisticated and three-dimensional. I think this allowed for the character of Buffy to evolve and I felt that it was pivotal in preparing both protagonist and antagonists for the ultimate battle (Buffy vs The First).

And, I'd also like to add...I was a big fan of "Charmed", too! I know this may be an anomaly, but I also felt that that show was very much character-driven and that they too evolved as the series went on. Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm a chick...

BTW--my new adult comic review is up on the blog..."Vixen's Adult Comic Reviews", linked directly to PCX.... Enjoy!!!

April 22, 2007 8:36 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

...and by "to", I believe Vixen actually means "from".

Of course, I applaud V's initiative regardless of her estrogen-addled syntax.

April 23, 2007 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad job, Vixen. You described the comic fairly well, but you didn't really analyse it the way you're supposed to.
Then again, podcasts and radio are not made to be done by one person. It's like having a conversation with yourself.
Courtney

January 08, 2008 8:06 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

That's a spot-on analysis of Vixen's segment, which is why I wound up recording my own review just to show her how it's done.

Well, that and the fact that my ego couldn't handle the proposition of a mostly Trenchcoat-less episode.

I generally ('cause there are good ones) prefer podcasts with multiple hosts myself; plus recording solo shows is just too much like actual work.

BTW if you're sifting through these old eps and couldn't download certain shows before, they should all be up now; I'm not sure why a few went missing there for awhile.

We were trying something different format-wise with this episode; you'll notice that we, um, haven't repeated the experiment.

January 08, 2008 7:45 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

Vixen's first solo?

Xander was smart he just came off goofy cause he made the witty/silly remarks.

*Buffy Spoiler alert*
Later they reveal that the thricewise put a curse on Dawn because she cheated on him by sleeping with his roommate. Even Dawny is an evil female.

*Another Buffy Spoiler alert*
It's Amy and Warren who are working with the military.

You forgot to mention one of the best episodes during Riley's run, Hush.

The whole army thing back then seemed meh. I would figure such a organization would have figured better and more creative ways to take down demons. Employing witches, reformed demons, Cyborgs not made of crazy, runes n other protective spells, etc.

Voyager?! This now negates Thoom having good taste in TV shows.

"You've said that you don't like 'Charmed' but imo, they are the same. But Charmed has witches fighting demons instead of Vampires." You might as well say those shows are the same as Charlie's Angels, they just fought the supernatural instead of criminals.

May 29, 2011 11:45 AM  

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