Joss Whedon May Be Done With Television
Apparently Whedon has a deal in the works with an unnamed Silicon Valley company in order to create web content. You can't argue over the success of his recent "Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog." With that, he knew no one would go for the idea so he put it out on his own.
Is this a good idea? By putting out content for the internet, Whedon pretty much will have control of what he does. He can put out more zany/experimental material like Dr. Horrible. The question remains whether or not there would be enough viewers to make it work. His hardcore fanbase will flock to it of course. Would that illiminate those that aren't hardcore Whedon fans? For now, I guess we can hope that "Dollhouse"s ratings don't drop from last Friday's premiere.
As far as viewership goes I don't think switching to the web would hurt him too much. Whedon's stuff doesn't do a very good job grabbing new people. There aren't too many people who have watched Buffy or Angel and could go either way. People either love his stuff or absolutely hate it.
"As far as viewership goes I don't think switching to the web would hurt him too much. Whedon's stuff doesn't do a very good job grabbing new people. There aren't too many people who have watched Buffy or Angel and could go either way. People either love his stuff or absolutely hate it."
Yeah, i agree i mean i love Joss, its just people are mean and dont take the time to get into things.
I just read that even though the ratings for the first episode of "Dollhouse" weren't that great, the iTunes sales were. So at least the show is making some money. Maybe he's on to something. Maybe his fans prefer seeing his stuff away from television. I also think FOX needs to stop trying to push his shows on Friday nights when the prime audience may not be around to watch it, let alone the fact that Friday nights are pretty packed with other genre programming.
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