Friday, February 25, 2011

Long Overdue Linkage

To acquaint you a little better with our guest blogger, Sarah, before she begins taking on regular write-up duties here at MTVP for "Body of Proof" at the end of March, I've compiled a little something I've meant to do for a while. Here are links to some posts on Sarah's blog that may be, as Wil Wheaton would say, "relevant to your interests." In other words, they're about TV.

Batman and Vader and Vampires, Oh My!: Comic Con Round Up

This post is a recap of New England Comic Con 2010. If you've read my recap of the event, you'll know I visited Sarah in Boston back in October, and we had a great time at this event. It was an amazing experience where we got to meet several of the actors from one of our mutual favorite shows, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and kind of got in the way of the Secret Service. True story.

Love's Bitch: Spike and the Women He Loved, Lost and Died For

This is an excellent essay (if I do say so myself...I helped to edit it!) Sarah wrote while we were still in a very "Buffy" mood from the Con. She looks at how Spike related to the most important women in his life: the two Slayers he killed, Cicely, Drusilla, Joyce, Willow, Dawn, and, of course, Buffy.

2011 and the TV Shows it Brings

Sarah came up with her own list, heaviily British genere-influenced, of course, of shows she was excited to see in 2011. It's a good mix of returning and new shows and British and American shows. There's something for everyone.

Through the Back Door: The Success (and Failure) of Back Door Pilots

In this post, Sarah took a look at the concept of the "back door pilot," which is when an existing show incorporates characters from a planned spinoff into one of its episodes to test the waters. For instance, "Grey's Anatomy" did this back in Season 3 when Addison took a trip to visit Naomi (played by Merrin Dungey instead of Audra McDonald) and the rest of the crew at Oceanside Wellness before "Private Practice" ever officially premiered.

In the Belly of the Mothership: Joshua and Lisa as subversive rebels or just pretty faces?

Just posted today, Sarah checks in on "V," a show I wrote about regularly here on MTVP last year but haven't had time to write about this season (by the way, just as it looks like it's about to be cancelled, it's getting really good...typical, right?). Specifically, Sarah looks at the characters of Joshua and Lisa, who have both filled the role of "rebel spy" on the show.

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