I respect Joss's decision not to go back to TV.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005

I was just watching some of BUFFY season 5 tonight, and it actually struck me about something that not many people realize about Joss.

With 7 seasons of BUFFY (6 1/2 if you think of season 1 as half a season since it only had 12 eps), 5 seasons of ANGEL and half a season of FIREFLY (14 eps in total), Joss Whedon has personally created and supervised 11 years worth of tv in an 8 year run, as well as his works on other shows as well. We all know television is an incredibly cutthroat and fickle business, and extremely taxing for any creator/producer, not just the successful ones.

I realize that Joss has his team of writers and other producers to help him out, but every episode of those three shows each had Whedon's personal touch and stamp of approval. And to have that much stamina to handle the pressure from yourself, your colleagues, your bosses, and even more daunting the millions of fans who hang on to every single word you write and episode you produce and may even know the show better than you do is a Herculean task that very few people, if any, can handle with as much grace and humor as Whedon. If anyone should whine about him not coming back to tv, you should say to them "I'd like to see you try to accomplish what Whedon has, and have the same opinion afterwards."

I wouldn't be surprised if Whedon decides to take a break from tv for a while, or even for good and do WONDER WOMAN, GONERS and hopefully SERENITY 2,3,4,5 and 6 (six is a good round number for any film franchise, I find) and whatever the Hell else he decides to do. After producing 244 hours of tv, I think he deserves a long break from it by going at a slower pace of two per.

Hell, it's not like he needs the money. With BUFFY and ANGEL in syndication and the DVD sales of all three of his shows in the hundreds of thousands, he could walk away from the industry altogether and live off royalties for the rest of his life.

Oh, an just for an update, I've now seen the BDM FIVE times in the theatre. Top that.


Wednesday, October 5, 2005 12:30 PM


Joss has produced three great TV shows and that'll stay with us, no matter what. But I think he'll try movies for a while, see if he likes the formula. He'll probably come back, he is 3G TV after all.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 12:56 AM


is that a CHALLENGE? just you wait 'til it comes out here...stuff homework, i have TWO WEEKS of vacation time in which to make my home in the cinema

zhufu ni


p.s. please don't quit joss!! we love you!!


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