February 17, 2004 – 8:53 am
At the risk of holding myself up for extreme ridicule (again) – I was disappointed to learn that Angel has been cancelled. After series 5, the vampire with a soul calls it quits.
Pro: He’s not supposed to age, and he has. Significantly. It’s getting rather silly. James Marsters, who plays the character Spike (“Sometimes I like to crumble up the weetabix in the blood”) is 41, for God’s sake.
Con: The writing is some of the best on TV – West Wing notwithstanding. I know I’m not the only otherwise fairly rational person to think that Buffy and Angel at its best constitutes some of the best telly ever made. Witness this online Journal of Buffy Studies, for instance.
David Greenwalt will be coming back to co-write and direct the last couple of episodes, so that’s a plus too, I guess. And it’s nice to know the whole Buffy/Angel thing is finite. But the real downside of it all is that Joss Whedon’s a genius – and this was his masterpiece.
If you remotely care, then have a read of this save Angel site.
If your grip on reality is even more tenuous than mine and you’ve passed over into Trekkie territory, you might wish to ask yourself “What would Buffy do?”
Oh… and you could sign the petition. I have. So have 30-odd thousand other people so far – though apparently, some fans have chosen to show their support for the series by sending jars of hair gel to WB executives. Kinda in-jokey, but attention-getting.
And if all this is lost on you, or if this post lowers your opinion of me in some way… que sera.
As you were.
“…and the weird thing is, your aura? Beige.”