SMG's new sitcom

It's The Crazy Ones, in which she plays Robin Williams' daughter. They run an ad agency that he started, and the chemistry is pretty believable. She shushes others when they laugh at Williams' riffing, because that just encourages him.

Okay, the first episode comes off as a huge plug for McDonald's, and there's an utter lack of kicking and punching and staking people so far, but I think it has some possibilities.

(I also enjoyed Whedon's new show, and it's NOT on Fox!)

Angel Flashback

At a music event tonight, I saw a woman energetically dancing.

And I was reminded ... I couldn't remember the name of the character ... So I got out my phone and Googled "denisov watcher" ...

Yup, she was dancing just like Wesley Windam Pryce!

(I figured I could post it here 'cuz you'd know what I was talking about, and she probably will never see it.)

James Wolcott reviews Sarah Michelle Gellar's latest show, "Ringer"

Anything SMG does post-Buffy will seem anticlimactic and it can't be said that she's expanded her acting range in the meantime, or carved deeper channels of implication and filigreed her facial expressions. And yet it doesn't matter. As an actor Gellar is a compelling anomaly. She has a somewhat toneless voice that tips up at the end of sentences and rhetorical questions to denote bittersweet sarcasm, her movements are mostly shoulder-propelled, and her raccoon eye makeup seems like an homage to Lisa Marie Presley--Gellar ought to have all the presence of a sad emoticon on the screen, a flat drip.

And yet she's never less then compelling and sympathetic, and believable in everything her characters do--there's a vulnerable note of pathos in SMG that always rings true, pun perhaps intended. It doesn't hurt that she wears clothes beautifully, her wardrobe as an ice-queen socialite the perfect marriage of money and monastic hauteur.

(Full review is in his blog at Vanity Fair)

By now, I bet Eliza Dushku says this in her sleep ...

'Loud and clear.' Literally, it means 'loud and clear.' It's from radio -- shortwave and ham radio. The first number means the volume the person hears, and the second number rates the clarity. It's on a scale from one to five, so 'two by four' would mean you're not coming through very loudly, but at least you're mostly understandable.

NYTimes article on CURRENT Buffy story

In a new issue of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comic book series, being released Wednesday, Buffy sleeps with a fellow slayer. And, oh yeah, she’s a woman.

It’s an unusual development for a lead character of a series, whether on television or in comic books.

The story line "evolved naturally," said Joss Whedon, who created Buffy for the 1992 film and the 1997 television show, which ran for seven seasons. Mr. Whedon is also executive producer of the comic book, published by Dark Horse Comics and promoted as "Season Eight."

The whole article.

Joss writes "Season Eight" Buffy comic, available now!

I didn't know this until yesterday or so, but there a new BtVS comic book series out, written by Joss Whedon. I bought issues 1 and 2 today, and they're miles better than the last BtVS comics I sampled.

My main frustration is that each issue feels like maybe one act of a one-hour show. So it's two more issues before I even have an episode's worth of opinions on it. They're not even through introducing the heroes.

Oh, and Dawn is fifty feet tall.

(For those of you who forgot you even watched this LJ community: Boo!)