Sheesh, cut the guy a break, eh? While earlier today we learned of yet another out-of-this-world headache that Howard Wolowitz would face during his time up in outer space, it seems even back on Earth the challenges are never ending for 'The Big Bang Theory' character. In spite of his many efforts to distance himself from his mother over the years, what happens when she finds a new man of her own? And one with a face chewed off by hyenas, at that? Okay, we might be exaggerating a bit.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Regardless of what our dueling critics say, the Joss Whedon-directed 'Avengers' was in the top two best movies of the summer (if it wasn't for 'The Dark Knight Rises,' we could definitively call it the best). Now, as if over night, being a geek is suddenly "cool" and tons of non-comic-book-reading fans are pretending that they were hip to the subculture before everyone else.
Well, Whedon practically began the geek fad way before it actually became mainstream. Take 'Buffy' and 'Angel' as examples. These shows had amassed huge cult followings at the time of their airing, and Whedon paid homage to his earlier works in 'The Avengers.' See if you can spot it...
Mighty strong words indeed, but that's the buzz going around The CW's upcoming development project 'Embrace.' Though it's been nearly ten years since 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' went off the air in 2003, The CW is reportedly looking to capture a bit of that old magic by developing a new female-centric supernatural drama, based on the 'Embrace' novel by Jessica Shirvington. Could the network have a new cult hit on its hands, or be growling up the wrong tree?
If you're anything like us, modern vampire fiction can be a little bit hard to watch after growing up with Joss Whedon's superlatively funny and original 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' But now that Joss Whedon is out there making his billions of dollars off 'The Avengers,' which one of his former stars tried to get back in on the vampire game by auditioning for a role in 'True Blood?' And oh sweet Moses, why ever would they be rejected?