Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Buffy Lives! Maybe.

Like any other television fan, I'm known to get a little cranky when my favorite show gets cancelled too soon. But some shows have healthy runs that come to their natural ending points, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of them. Other shows get dragged on past their prime, to their detriment. See also: Scrubs (now coming back for yet another season on ABC!) and Sex and the City. But now some braintrusts are itching to add Buffy to that list.

THR reports that the producers of the original film - you know, the one that came out in 1992 and bombed because the directing/producing team of Fran and Kaz Kuzui had mangled Joss Whedon's original script and turned it into a campy, schlocky mess - want to bring it back in feature film form. Sans Whedon, or any of the television cast.

Because that makes sense. If I had a turkey of a film that became a surprise television hit, I'd definitely try to re-do it as a film and strip away all the elements that made the TV version a success.

A Brief Update

I usually loathe when blogs take the time to explain absences because, really, who cares if your master's thesis or new baby prevented you from obsessively tracking the results of American Idol or whatnot. But I think that more than that, I hate when blogs go on unexplained hiatuses. So, a brief update. I started a new job in January, one that I love because I get to work with a very kind, very intelligent, and very witty group of people, and I get to do what I love, which is analyzing and writing about pop culture, media, politics, and all that good stuff. The only downside is that my hours are kind of crazy (nights and weekend), which makes it hard to keep up with my extracurricular blogging, especially when I don’t have much time to watch movies and TV and thus have nothing to review.

But I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. After all, summer movie season is almost here, and while I don’t see anything on the horizon that looks as promising as last year’s Iron Man, I’m sure there will be something worth commenting on.