Sunday, January 1 1995
Let's face it, this is one professional sport where the heroes, like Biohazard and War Machine, won't be caught in a room full of cocaine and hookers.
Many non-initiates of Buffy the Vampire Slayer dismiss it as a show about teen angst or girl action. But Buffy's diverse fan base understands that these things are worthy of our attention, and know Buffy as a series with a little something for everyone.
The finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer marks not only the end of a great series, but also the end of one of the most popular myths of our postmodern times.
With so much going for it, why isn't 'Buffy' the hottest show on television?
Combining the family conflicts characteristic of the horror genre with those typical of melodrama, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has consistently challenged popular notions of feminism and monstrosity.
In some states, the extreme kind of fandom [you see in 'Becoming'] would get you five years for stalking.
I was first drawn to 'Big Brother' by the fact that it was such a bad show. I couldn't believe that, after more than half a century of television, the makers of this series could come up something so obviously doomed to fail.
However you read the twisty evolution of Buffy, it's worth remembering, amid the current reevaluating and memorializing, that it has always been about ends, specifically, the ways that young people deal with loss.
As anyone who has seen one of Midler's concerts knows, excessive behavior is her forte.
So now you know -- this is the couple that will be carrying the bulk of the movie's drama and tension, and you can anticipate what these will entail -- struggles to be recognized, abuses by management, financial difficulties, and on-the-road infidelities.