Joss Whedon & Closure – a Thank You

I am a huge Joss Whedon fan. I’m fairly sure I’ve watched almost everything he’s ever done –
Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Avengers… the thing that sucks about being a Whedon fan is that his shows get cancelled and, though they achieve cult status, it frustrates me because there’s a limited amount of awesome for me to watch.

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He writes such compelling characters, he has intricate and creative and original story lines. His shows are nothing short of brilliant. Having just finished a monster Dollhouse marathon (a show that ended MUCH too soon), I have something to say to Mr. Whedon about his shows:

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME SOME CLOSURE. Although I wish there was more to Dollhouse (and everyone wishes there was more to Firefly), I honestly and truly appreciate the closure that Whedon provides his fans. With Firefly, we got a movie – Serenity tied up many of the loose ends, packed a ton of ass-kicking into a two hour movie, and, of course, provided us with the characteristic Whedon-style heartbreak of losing a treasured character.

For Dollhouse – if you haven’t seen it, go watch it. If you have seen it, re-watch the second-half of season 2. He clearly planned a whole smorgasbord of twists and turns, deception, betrayal and crazy for future seasons. However, because the show got cancelled after season 2, he managed to cram all of it into the back half of season 2. Clearly, most of this drama could have been stretched out and explored, but I like his attitude of “I don’t get three more seasons? Screw it, it’s ALL GOING IN SIX EPISODES.”

Mr. Whedon, I tip my geek hat to you for being an amazing story craftsman, for never holding back, and for answering all of the questions you create for the audience. Bravo, and please, keep the awesome coming.




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