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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Joss Whedon

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All we want for Christmas is for our favorite Joss Whedon shows to stop getting cancelled.

Clearly Santa isn’t listening. Here are our suggestions for consoling all of your still-broken-hearted Browncoats.

  1. The Psychology of Joss Whedon [shameless self-promotion]. Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon with trained psychologists at your side in this unauthorized exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. Looking for other reading material on Joss properties? Check out these other Smart Pop titles: Seven Seasons of Buffy, Five Seasons of Angel, Finding Serenity, Serenity Found, and Inside Joss’ Dollhouse.
  2. Buffy Cup Set. The perfect vessels from which to spread the Buffy Kool-Aid.
  3. Iron Man Cufflinks. For the Iron Man or

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Watch great TV all year long

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One development I’ve noticed over the last five years in television has been the change to the standard season. No longer are all the quality shows airing September through May. We now have great programs premiering, airing, and wrapping up at various times throughout the year, which means you never really have to watch The Bachelor. Although, if you want to, we won’t judge.

So, if you’re disappointed that some of your favorite shows will be ending this May, here are our top picks for spring and summer releases to fill the void:

  • Justified, which airs tonight on FX. Starring Deadwood‘s Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a man with an interesting take on upholding the law. So far, the show has

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Dollhouse Essay Contest Tip #2: More Than Just Story

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It feels weird to be posting this right after the announcement of Dollhouse’s official cancellation. But we’re still planning on doing the book, and so we hope you’re still planning on writing an essay. (A book like this is as fitting a memorial as I can think of for such a weighty, complex show.)

Let me also take a second to remind you, or let you know for the first time, that we’ve added a place on the contest page where you can sign up for updates on the contest and book. We’ll also make sure to remind you when the deadline approaches . . . though if the last episode of Dollhouse airs as hypothesized on January 22, that’ll likely be reminder enough.

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