All those people who claim that the show got “retooled” or that Marvel “listened to the complaints”….
People, do you even whedon?
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer: first ~10 episodes - a bit campy cult-classic fun and then SUDDENLY DEATH GRIMDARK DEATH ANGST DANGER CHARACTERS DOING FUCKED UP MORALLY CONFLICTING THINGS DEPRESSION SUICIDAL TENDENCIES GRAY MORALITY STUFF EVERYWHERE.
- Angel the Series: oh this is nice noir-spin-off of btvs where everything is relativelly calm and ha…..OHLOOOK DEATH, GRAY MORALITY, CHARACTERS DOING FUCKED UP THINGS, DOOM AND GLOOM EVERYWHERE.
- Dollhouse: Oh this is relatively fucked up but there are good guys and its relativelly calm and nor…OH LOOK END OF THE WORLD OH AND BY THE WAY EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER IN THE SHOW IS AN AWFUL HUMAN BEING WITH LOTS OF FLAWS.
- Firefly: Oh this is some space western. Its relatively funny and everyo-….I AM A LEAF ON THE WIND WATCH ME SOAR
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Oh yay a musical this is going to…..well, that escalated fast.
No. People. That’s not a show changing direction(especially since most of what happened has been set up since beginning) - that’s Whedon family deciding that the playtime’s over and they can now sufficiently hurt you.