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September 11 2009

What is your favourite Joss Whedon TV creation? We got an IMDB Daily Poll all to ourselves.

Dr Horrible? A TV creation? (/pedantic)
I've missed this question. I don't think its been asked this month.
Why is "Ninja Rope" not listed?
I think I would still vote for Firefly, although I do love it all, but I didn't vote because I didn't want to bother to register.
Hm..but that, for a whedonite, can be hard to pick..
I'd be torn between Buffy and Dr. Horrible, and pick Buffy because Dr. Horrible is not..a tv creation.. Or maybe pick Dr H. for the irony?

But I think I'm gonna vote for Dollhouse, pre-season 2 premiere..!
I voted for Firefly. With Buffy a very close second.
I was torn between being too lazy to register, being much too lazy to register and being slightly bored of polls. In the end I went for 'All of the above and None of the above' just to see if the contradiction would tear spacetime apart.

Keenly awaiting the results.
Well the results so far:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1420 (41.3%)
"Firefly" 1373 (39.9%)
"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" 270 (7.8%)
"Angel" 261 (7.6%)
"Dollhouse" 117 (3.4%)
Just can't bring myself to endure yet another sign-up. :)

Would vote for Buffy, if I did.
Angel below Dr Horrible? Ye gads.
"Destruction of the Universe" 1 (0.03%)

And poor old 'Angel' just don't get no love.
Didn't register, but would vote for Buffy if I did. It's like your "first love".
I think Dr Horrible is just about perfect but it seems unfair to judge 40 or so minutes against, say, 7 seasons of Buffy. So my vote went there instead.

Surprised to see Angel lagging so far behind though.
I like to think that this poll helps those Whedon fans out there who don't realize that there is other Whedon stuff.

I wonder how soon we will have a Whedon movie poll.
Results so far
Your favorite Joss Whedon TV creation?
Votes
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1698 (41.2%)
"Firefly" 1650 (40.0%)
"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" 341 (8.3%)
"Angel" 298 (7.2%)
"Dollhouse" 137 (3.3%)

A total of 4124 votes were collected.
Tomorrow they should do a poll on how many people came to other Whedon stuff as a result of a poll. That's one that I think I might actually also not register for.
Buffy, then AtS for me. Not much of a fan of any of the rest I'm afraid.
I logged in just to vote for Angel. Can't believe it's lower than Dr. Horrible. :(
I sort of expected a dead heat (no pun intended) between Buffy and Firefly. But the margin between them and the others... wow.

I voted Firefly, which should surprise no one. :D
Ultimately, had to vote for "Buffy" as it had the luxury of coming first (otherwise, it'd be near-impossible for me to pick between that and the others).
Saje captured my response exactly, except I didn't vote for all/none of the above, because I don't want spacetime to be torn apart before the new season of Dollhouse debuts.
Dr. Horrible above Angel?
I love them all, but Buffy is my first love. :)
Oh, this is dumb. You can vote a million times on this site, jut by clicking the back button (I looked, though resisted the temptation to vote early and often). When I looked a few hours ago, Buffy had a huge lead. Now it is nearly even. No way that just happened by single votes. Having said that, who cares?
If I was willing to register, I'd vote Firefly. Angel and Doctor Horrible would be a close race for second for me.
Went with the 'first love' option. But if I'd had the chance to enjoy a long and happy married life with Firefly... well, it's all been said a million times before.

eta the appropriate cliche, which slipped my mind earlier

[ edited by BizarroGirl on 2009-09-11 23:41 ]

[ edited by BizarroGirl on 2009-09-11 23:41 ]
I voted for Firefly, of course... but am surprised to see Angel so far behind in the polls. I've been re-watching the Angel season boxsets after being away from them for awhile- and am constantly being reminded of what a great series that was, too.
My line-up: Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Angel, Dollhouse.

But Dollhouse definitely has a good chance of making its way up the list if it improves this season.
I've missed this question. I don't think its been asked this month.

Hee hee. Well, definitely not this week, anyway. It's overdue.

In the end I went for 'All of the above and None of the above' just to see if the contradiction would tear spacetime apart.

You shouldn't be so cavalier about that kind of thing. *slips through teeny tiny spacetime tear and disappears forever*
I love how there's another show never made link nested in that one as well. It's like an easter egg hunt. "Brothers" makes me think of Jed and Zack now.
Firefly is now in the lead:


"Firefly"
2906
(40.5%)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
2876
(40.1%)
"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"
646
(9.0%)
"Angel"
517
(7.2%)
"Dollhouse"
232
(3.2%)
Buffy, Firefly, Angel, Dr. Horrible, Dollhouse for me. Not that I'm going to bother registering to tell them though. While several people are surprised at Angel's lack of votes, no-one's expressing surprise at Dollhouse's position. Fingers crossed for season two.
When I looked a few hours ago, Buffy had a huge lead. Now it is nearly even. No way that just happened by single votes.
-Dana5140

This last would be a difficult assertion to defend with academic rigor, in view of the really pretty tiny number of votes collected.

That having been said, it is certainly possible that this on-line poll of the day has been tampered with; I don't know that it's important that it may have been, though.
I love them all but Firefly is my favorite! I didn't register but that's where my vote would go.

And I think many people, like myself, loved Angel but have always felt Angel was an extension of Buffy being in the same 'verse in all so I think that's why it never does as well on these polls. Angel is right behind my Buffy love.
You never forget your first love. One vote for Buffy.
To the person who said you can vote over and over; no, it may look like it, but there's only one vote per account. You could create a bunch of false accounts, but who is really that dedicated?

As to Angel losing by a large margin, I think it has something to do with it sharing the Buffyverse with, well, Buffy. I love the monumental arc that spans these two shows (which makes me vote for it over the more compact genius of Firefly--if it had gone 7 seasons, this might be a slam dunk), but for myself, and I suspect many others, I'm going to vote for the "mother" show, despite loving Angel's grittier tone. Also...Willow.
I cannot believe Firefly is doing so well. Poor Angel.

Oh come on, now Firefly is beating Buffy? Please. Firefly wishes it was that good. I'm watching Enterprise with my partner and I'm enjoying that more than Firefly; I despise Star Trek!

[ edited by Gouki on 2009-09-11 23:35 ]
I thought Firefly rubs the lotion on its body ? Now it's wishing stuff too ?

You shouldn't be so cavalier about that kind of thing. *slips through teeny tiny spacetime tear and disappears forever*

*weaves a rescue rope from grandfather paradoxes and throws catherine a lifeline*

Teeny tiny ? Talk about an anti-climax. Hoped there might be more, like, skies torn asunder and stars burning such as to sear the face of god and so on. What a rubbish apocalypse.
Y'know, if you've ever voted on imdb before, you're more than likely already registered.
So... if you remember your password, you can vote without re-registering!
I went with Buffy. Spike wasn't on Firefly. ;)

I registered years ago, sadly so I could update a friend's death date.
I have not only forgotten my password, but I have no idea what my login name was either, so there are too many variables to get the right combination in 1 or 2 guesses.

I wouldn't be able to choose between Buffy and Firefly anyway, so I'm not going to create another acount for this. In my ranking, these two share the top spot, followed closely by Angel and Dr. Horrible, wich share the 3/4 position and, seperated from these 2 by a much larger gap, Dollhouse is placed at the bottom.
redeem147-I am sorry for your loss.

FIREFLY out in front!
I'd have to go with Firefly over Buffy (which I loved) because of the more... "adult" themes/stories that were being explored.

So...

Firefly
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Dr. Horrible
Angel
Dollhouse (Gimme another season and I'm sure it will displace Angel)

Not that it matters 'cause I'm not registering.
I'd respectfully disagree with the notion that "Firefly" explored more "adult themes" than "Buffy," BreathesStory.
Buffy.

If it had been Buffy's last season versus Angel's, would've gone Angel.
I find the answer to most questions is always "Buffy". Well, okay, not really. But it sounds cool.
J Linc, okay you're right. "Buffy" had way more sex than "Firefly." ~_^

What I was actually thinking of (in a rather fuzzy manner) however, was something along the lines of:

BtVS: first love, first time, who am I apart from my family/friends?, who am I going to be?, a black and white version of right and wrong, that whole transition into adulthood, a lack of exploration into the complexity of the world

vs Firefly: marriage, living with the greys of morality, compromising to survive. Having to choose, well everything - what you will care about, what are your limits, who will you go to the wall for.

To me one of the central facets of being "adult" is to actively choose based on who you know yourself to be. As opposed to the more inherited formulaic approach which is where we all initially start out in life. At least until we comes up against that wall one too many times called "this does not compute."
I'd respectfully disagree with the notion that "Firefly" explored more "adult themes" than "Buffy," BreathesStory.
J Linc | September 12, 03:55 CET


I totally agree, J Link. Even in Buffy's high School seasons 1-3, the "high school is hell" theme was only the tip of the iceberg. More mature themes and sub-text were being explored even in the early seasons.
I believe the title of the season2 two-part finale (Becoming) was a very broad hint that this show wasn't just about literally "growing up", but rather a metaphor for a lifelong process.
And the later seasons made it apparent that this had always been the case.

I especially disagree with this ....

a black and white version of right and wrong, that whole transition into adulthood, a lack of exploration into the complexity of the world

... to the point that I wonder if we were watching the same show.

In fact, what breahesstory goes on to say about Firefly, I would apply equally to BtS ....

marriage, living with the greys of morality, compromising to survive. Having to choose, well everything - what you will care about, what are your limits, who will you go to the wall for.


With the exception of marriage - and that was even touched on - I would apply that all to BtS, as much as to Firefly.
Especially the grays of morality.

EF:typo

[ edited by Shey on 2009-09-12 11:46 ]
Firefly of course.

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