Articles tagged amy acker

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: Joss Whedon’s Backyard

As the title announces, these romantic games are more or less nothing. What becomes something, even as it is a lie, is the besmirching of Hero to the point that she appears to deserve, in this man's world, all manner of outcasting, even unto death.

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“Touch Me and Die, Vermin!”: The Psychoanalysis of Illyria

The last great new character to be added to Angel was Illyria, the former hell goddess who takes over the body of the beloved Fred. Through examining the crucial Illyria episode "Time Bomb" through the lens of psychoanalysis, can we learn what makes her tick?

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Has TV lost its nerve? Why engrossing dramas keep getting kicked off the island

Launching a broadly successful TV show is possible. No, really, it is. We hear a lot about the fractured media environment, and most of us

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Eliza Dushku soberly assesses her new role in ‘Dollhouse’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - When actress Eliza Dushku treated her former boss to lunch it turned out to be the best investment she’d ever

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12 Feb 2009 // 4:35 AM

Dollhouse: Series Premiere

Even as Dollhouse sounds like other TV shows and movies, it is also utterly strange, its premise literally ridiculous and intriguingly metaphorical.

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Angel: Complete Series Collectors Set

This show of moral quandaries, ramifications of choice, and consequences of indifference is one of the great unsung and underappreciated series of the turn of the century.

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Angel: Season Four

In the season overview, Joss Whedon asserts that he wanted this season to be 'operatic'. It was that.

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18 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Angel (Series Finale)

After five precarious seasons, Angel goes out like the ornery rock star showcase it might have been.

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29 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Angel

'The mighty hero,' taunts Spike, 'reduced to a bloody bureaucrat.'

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5 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Angel

Tim Minear's fourth season finale of Angel makes elegant, self-conscious commentary on the ways that corporate structures frame (if not ordain) life decisions.

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