DVD Junkie: “Popular” is actually just an earlier version of “Glee” (and all other teen TV shows besides)

So here’s why I think Ryan Murphy’s “Popular” got cancelled after only two seasons: falling ratings is one, yes, but the other reason could also be because while it had a great first season, it could not be sustained in the second season. Here’s the thing that I don’t quite get: the second season starts […]

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Buffy Studies 101: Buffy & the Scoobies vs. the “I-just-want-to-be-a-snake”Mayor – Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 3)

Had a blast watching Season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer again on DVD (ah, season 3…good times, good times…reminds me of my college days). What I liked about this season: 1. Witness the first appearances of beloved characters – Anya! Faith! Mostly Anya! 2. Witness recurring characters – Ethan Rayne! Jonathan! Joyce! Joyce having […]

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Buffy studies 101: Bidet of evil vs. Buffy (The best of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 7)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 7, is the last season of, possibly, the best fantasy show ever on television. 🙂 In this season, the first, the original, the most ancient and most dangerous of evils, “The First”, declares war on Buffy, Faith and all the potential slayers that ever existed and will exist in the […]

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Reading like a maniac: Reading “Grails – Quest of the Dawn” & John Burdett’s “Bangkok 8”

Just finished reading “Grails: Quest of the Dawn” (Martin Greenberg, Richard Gillliam and Edward Kramer, editors), an anthology of fantasy stories about the Holy Grail. Bought it because it featured Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Orson Scott Card and who can resist Neil Gaiman? 🙂 Got stuck at Orson Scott Card’s Noah/Atlantis/The Great Flood novellete, but […]

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