I was momentarily upset by the news that Joss Whedon wants out of TV
...right up until I remembered two things:
First, it's not as though he's capable of keeping a show on the air any more, no matter how well-written. S5 of Angel
approached utter brilliance in the way it managed to portray a mature, fully-developed fictional world; it was still thrown to the wolves. I'm slightly sorry I even watched Firefly
at all, knowing that it'll only continue with (as yet) a single feature film. Whedon, sadly, doesn't seem to be the kind of guy who can pull any weight with networks.
Which brings me to the second reason, what he's sublimated his influence into: Obnoxiously shilling for Kerry
. I didn't want to know that. I mean, it's a step up from supporting Wes Clark
, I'll grant, but not by much. Write
, damn you. Direct. Produce. Create something I'll watch, because I will
watch it. But just shut up about politics, please? It saps my latent goodwill, and without new Buffy
, that's in danger of being depleted entirely.