Over the years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become the litmus test for feminist drama. But creator Joss Whedon didn't just turn gender roles on their head with his spunky vampire slayer. He flipped, remixed and defied all television conventions, preferring to play with the medium in novel and unexpected ways. While the Season 6 musical episode "Once More with Feeling" might be the most talked-about example of this, "Hush" is arguably the most eloquent.
Sandwiched in the middle of Season 4, "Hush," which aired Dec. 14, 1999, took away the thing that Buffy had become most famous for — the snappy, witty dialogue — forcing the episode to rely solely on musical cues and pantomime to tell the story of yet another murderous monster rampage in Sunnydale.read more
When the fourth season of Falling Skies premieres in two months, the weary warriors of the 2nd Mass have little time to savor their recent victory over the alien invaders. The Espheni may have been weakened in last summer's finale, but they are still a threat, and will once again wreak havoc on our heroes.
This past weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, TNT screened a brand new trailer for the season — and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive online first look. read more
E! premieres Bedtime Stories: The Best of The Girls Next Door Monday at 9 pm/ET, leading into the new season of The Simple Life.... Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will host and former 60 Minutes boss Don Hewitt will produce for NBC a one-hour celebration of the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, to air in prime time in December, says Variety.... Gay Robot, an Adam Sandler-produced Comedy Central pilot that never got picked up but instead has been dwelling on MySpace, may find new life as an animated series, says the Hollywood Reporter.... Speaking of Doug Jones (and I was), Pan's Labyrinth topped the DVD sales and rental charts last week. I still havent seen it, argh.read more