Calling the Lurkers to Come out and Play

Okay, so Google Analytics tells me that there are tons of people who read, but never comment. By definition, a lurker.

So here is your chance to be heard.

The question: What is your favorite TV show of all time?

For me, it has to be Firefly. It only ran for one season, but the characters were amazing, and the show had that brilliant Joss Whedon touch. If you don't know who Joss Whedon is, he comes from a long line of writers for television. His grandfather, John Whedon, wrote for The Donna Reed Show, The Andy Griffith Show and the Dick Van Dyke Show. His father, Tom, wrote for The Dick Cavett Show, Alice and Benson.

Joss got his start as a "script doctor" for movies before being able to get his storyline sold for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hollywood took the movie far from his original vision, and he got another chance to tell the story when the WB allowed him 13 episodes in the 90's where he had creative control. The show was such an unexpected hit that Buffy then ran for a full seven seasons and resulted in a spin-off Angel.

A Joss Whedon trademark is that he plans storylines far in advance for all his television series, allowing for remarkable long-term continuity. Joss also has a habit of killing off favorite characters to keep audiences suprised. Something I've seen happen in all of his series--which given the amount of danger he puts them in keeps it all more real.

Okay, so enough of my babbling of the greatness of Joss Whedon. This post is about lurkers. C'mon, respond. You know you want to!!!!!
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Maira Gall