OK so quite a few people in the last year to two years have heard about Joss Whedon, if you haven’t then you have either been living under a rock or you are just too young to understand. Just encase you are neither of those two and have no life i will give you a quick back story.
Joss Whedon is a Writer, producer, actor, musical producer, basically just an all rounder in the film and TV industry, which is a pretty rare commodity. He produced and directed Avengers Assemble (2012), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and loads of other films and TV shows.
So there’s a bit of background on the guy.
Anyway back to the reason for this blog, i was re-watching Dollhouse(another TV show that Joss Whedon wrote, produced, directed etc) the other day and also Avengers Assemble, now it took me a long time to watch Avengers Assemble because i had heard so many bad reviews for the show saying that Joss Whedon had ruined the story f the characters it was just another generic superhero show, etc etc. But i honestly thought that it was actually pretty good, considering all the characters were strong protagonists with their own comic books and their own films, apart from Hawk-eye, and Black Widow, even though we do see her in Iron Man 2, I thought Mr Whedon himself had split the screen time evenly between the 5 protagonists rather well. It seemed no one had extra scenes no one seemed favorited and nobody seemed left behind. I felt whilst i was watching the film i was really watching a true Joss Whedon piece of art, it was witty, comical smart and very beautifully done.
It was nice to see Whedon get the chance to show to the world and the big guns the magic he can make happen on small time TV be seamlessly and effortlessly onto the big screens. I honestly think the man is a genius he somehow captures the audience and makes you fall in love with the characters he creates, whether he is writing is own work or whether he is doing an adaption.
Now i am always going to love Joss Whedon’s work i am a true Fan-girl (call me a geek, call me a no lifer) but i am. I love all his shows and so far all his films (even Buffy the film) and its nice to see that Whedon is finally getting the attention and credit he deserves. I love Dollhouse, and Firefly and Buffy and Angel and Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long blog and for a long time especially after Buffy and Angel finished it seemed like ALL of Whedon’s shows were being cancelled first there was Firefly (granted he was able to wrap that up with the film Serenity), and then Angel was actually cancelled after Buffy was finished, Angel was supposed to go on for another two seasons.
Then there was Dollhouse that lasted two season and had two extra episodes added to finish them off. Now a lot of Whedon’s shows that he has directed and written do get cancelled, but his work is genius and the only explanation i can think of why they get cancelled is because over time Mr Whedon likes to build characters over a long period of time, and networks don’t like that they like instant ratings, instant money, and if you actually sit down and watch a lot of Whedon’s shows you will instantly be pulled in by is eccentricity, mind boggling plots nad stories, and yet they are not given the chance to be fully appreciated.
So take the time to watch a load of Mr Whedon’s stuff, and i will tell you one thing you will not be disappointed and before you know it you will be geeking out over Joss Whedon with the rest of us.