“What we understand is that a girl heroine isn’t just for girls,” Register says. “And in order for her to appeal to everyone, she has to be cool, smart, independent and strong.”
I brave AICN so you don’t have to!
Herc, probably best known for being the guy who always dropped the Buffy and Angel spoilers, had a chance to see the Lost pilot. Contains (duh) spoilers!
The WB wants to be seen as a ‘grown-up’ network… Which might be part of the reason they cancelled Angel. Sigh. Yet another occurance of the ‘genre is for kids’ misconception. They’re also trying to blame Whedon for the cancelation – if he hadn’t asked about the show’s future, they might not have cancelled it. How petty is that?
Ehh. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath for those Angel mini-movies.
Sci-Fi’s Stargate spinoff, Atlantis, drew the biggest audience for a weekly series on the network. Wow. Is that why Stargate‘s the only thing they ever seem to run during prime time?
Cable loves sci-fi! Then why don’t we have a more varied Sci-Fi Channel?
Eliza Dushku is excited about the next season of Tru Calling. I guess someone has to be…
Relations between Smallville and the upcoming Superman movie are delicate, to say the least.
J.J. Abrams promises to fix Alias. Well, I liked it…
The WB’s Fall Schedule.
The full run of this short-lived show will be in stores December 7th. 12 episodes were produced, but only 3 aired before the cancellation.
J.J. Abram’s new series Lost will have some SF elements. Because a show from the creator of Alias starring a Hobbit wouldn’t have a genre audience otherwise. Hopefully it avoids cancelation, because I’m down to two shows next fall and I NEED TV.
Smallville’s Lois Lane has been cast.
The La Femme Nikita second season DVDs have been pulled. Huh?
On TV, that is. MSNBC takes a look at series for genre fans. There’s a lot out there, surprisingly, but I’m strangely unmoved.
No, I’m not kidding. This article from Commonweal magazine, which appeared in November 2003, examines the “new feminism” championed by Pope John Paul II and the ways in which the author believes it falls short. In what I think is a terrific example of the theory that a fan can make anything relate to the fandom, Notre Dame professor Cathleen Kaveny argues that the pope’s conception of the role of women could benefit from a few Buffy viewings:
Why is Buffy an important interlocutor for the “new feminism” inspired by John Paul II? Because the two have enough in common for the discussion to be fruitful. The pope rejects sexism, as well as both “sameness” and “separatist” feminism, for the same basic reason: they undermine the dignity of women because they are untrue to the complex reality of the nature and situation of women. So does Buffy, but with snappier dialogue and better clothes.
Agree or disagree, it’s food for thought.
The 7 most romantic TV couples, according to MSN. Buffy and Angel come in at #2, something I honestly can NOT agree with, having just made the mistake of watching the schmultz-filled Angel S1 episode I Will Remember You, but to each their own. The X-File’s Mulder and Scully come in at #4, and Barnabas and Josette from the 60’s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows come in at #7.
Who’s your top TV romance?