Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.


I watched most of the Buffy season-four DVD commentaries tonight, and they rocked. Jane Espenson did "Superstar," and it was just like listening to some fannish friend; her affection for the show was very obvious, and endearing. Doug Petrie did "This Year's Girl." I don't know the first thing about him, but he seems cool. He got in a lot of sly little jibes that amused me--I don't even really remember what they were, but I remember being surprised now and then, between his otherwise professional observations. Joss's commentaries on "Hush" and "Restless" were delivered in his inimitable style but with less wackiness than some previous ones; and kind of cerebral, his observations very much those of an auteur.

The one for "Wild At Heart" though, with Seth, Marti, and Joss--man, that one just cracked my shit up to no end. I think they were smoking some primo hash when they recorded that, and they had beautiful chemistry. Toward the middle of the ep, they settled down a bit and delivered some great observations, but they kept up a dozen loopy, running jokes all the way to the end. I need to watch that again--I know I missed some of what they were saying. You probably wouldn't want all commentaries to be like that, because the final result isn't as focused or insightful as when one of the writers or directors takes it on alone, but it's great to have at least one trippy ramble.

I wished that one of the more Spike-centric eps had had a commentary track, but I imagine we'll get a few in seasons five and sex. (That was of course supposed to be "six" but that typo seems so apt....)

I'm guessing they recorded these for the DVDs during season six, given some of their throwaway lines, like the one where they hinted that we'd see a seasonal arc of villainous Buffy in season seven. Ha. Yeah. That didn't work out quite as planned, did it?

It's so hard to go to bed. I feel as if I need to squeeze more from my weekend, even when I'm quite tired.

I watched a little of "Webs" on SciFi earlier in the evening. Boy, poor Richard Grieco hasn't aged well. That's, like, the receding widow's peak of doom he had going on there.

There needs to be a new law--sort of a corollary of "Everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame." The new variation is, "Someday, every actor will have his own SciFi original picture."

And in closing, Häagen-Dazs chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream: why aren't you eating some right now?

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