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Rope-a-Trope: A Disappointed Browncoat’s Tale

STFUandPLAY's Rachael Murdock writes:

"Tropes aren’t all bad.

Full House, Star Trek: TNG, Pawn Stars, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, just off the top of my head… these are the kind of mindless, predictable storylines I’ll ‘watch’ in the background while I’m doing something else, or if I’m so doped up after a surgery that I’ll think I’m watching TV shows within TV shows, because they all just run together. Tropes make great reference fodder in conversations, for any Socially Awkward Penguins reading this. So it’s not like they don’t have their place.

But for the love of fuck, everyone knows you’re not supposed to have a diet of ALL circus peanuts. Yet, that’s what Joss Whedon is famous for—spoon-feeding the already lazy, bloated American entertainment machine with hot ass-kicking babes, recyclable themes of love and friendship and sacrifice, and bottomless witty quips. I find it humorous and telling how tvtropes.org defines the term “Jossed” one of two ways: when a loved main character gets heartwrenchingly killed off just for LOLs, or when elaborate fan theories and fiction get crushed with more trope or canon."

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Sahil1317d ago

For any kind of media, there are a small number of people you can trust with your heart and soul to always make quality content for the fans. Joss Whedon is to movies and tv-shows what Valve is to video games. As soon as his name is attached to ANYTHING, I know it will be good. :)

aDDicteD1315d ago

joss whedon is really a deep visionary, in his early works he wasnt treated right and now look where he is, helming one of the most influential and money making projects in marvel. i wished his early tv series project firefly will be revived someday but it would be hard to find replacements for the original cast. they did a movie called serenity, eventhough i liked it so much, it was not enough, i think they just need to wrap it up for the sake of finality. i hope he does more projects like that.