Which one of Joss Whedon's TV Show's is the best?

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Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a fan of "Buffy".  I'm a fan "Angel".  I'm a fan of "Firefly".  And now I'm a fan of "Dollhouse".  Yet, I still can't decide which one is my favourite.

"Buffy" is obviously the most well known, and Joss's first project.  The stupidity of mixing villain of the week with a long term arc was a spurt of utter genius, and it worked very well.  Depite a very bad season six, "Buffy" had very good seasons (my favourite either has to be number two or five) otherwise, and was a great show: quirky and whimsical and witty and odd dialog, great actors, awesome plots, some of the best character development ever and that uncanny ability which I've always loved about the show where no character is minor.  They all return at one point and never just make one appearance.

The darker theme of "Angel" is what really drawed me in, but when I saw it still had the unusual dialog I was shocked and thought it was awesome.  Bringing back Cordelia and Angel was great, and Cordy especially grew on me and I thought she was awesome.  It had a more realistic and credible tone than "Buffy" (one of my favourite things was in season three episode "Carpe Noctem" where they all head out to retrieve the possessed Angel, and where as Wesley and Gunn are showing off with martial arts moves and stuff, Fred and Cordy just have two baseball bats and start whacking him with it) also, and it included my favourite character: Fred.  Weird name as usual for Joss, well for a girl, but she evolved from being a timid wallflower into a strong feministic role, and it was so sad when she died.

"Firefly" was awesome.  We all love it, even if you haven't seen it.  Yet again, funny dialog but different, and I swear I must have been saying "Shiney" and walking around holding my belt for like a month after I first saw this series.  Character interactions were some of the best I've ever seen, and the actors (Summer Glau - awesome!) were amazing.  The whole mystery incorporated with River and Blue Sun Corporation was so intriguing and the political status made so much sense (and the cussing in Chinese was awesome).  Followed by the movie "Serenity", (which is one of my favourite movies of all time, and I'm such a big fan of the River bar fight scene, that I've learned most of it (except the flip, can't do that)), which gave some of us some answers and more questions, "Firefly" was a short but sweet.

Currently, I seem to be the only one who's completely enjoying "Dollhouse".  The whole Alpha mystery is something I wasn't expecting, and teamed with the illegality of the whole operation has just dragged me in.  Eliza Dushku, previously Faith in "Buffy" is a brilliant actress and evolves every week, and other cast members (Amy Acker again, and Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day and Mark Sheppard soon, except the latter because he's already appeared) are awesome.  Adelle DeWitt is one of the most intimidating best female character Whedon has ever created and I seem to be in the minority of people who actually like Topher.  And even though the whole point is that the Actives don't remember their personality etc, we can still see their characterisation evolving already (especially in the latest episode, Victor and his "man reaction"), and alreadly we can see Topher's cowardess yet sadisctically creepy personality showing.

So I ask you, which one is your favourite?  I have to say, no matter how much I enjoyed it, "Buffy" was my least favourite.  But the others, I don't know.  Can't wait to hear your comments.

#1 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11263 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly.

#2 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy.

#3 Posted by Mariella Heron (192 posts) - - Show Bio

Bufffffy.

#4 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Buffy
2. Dollhouse
3. Angel

I hated Firefly with so much passion i can't even give it a place in my top 1000 shows to watch....

M

#5 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (If that counts... It's my only connection to the Whedonverse)

#6 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't include Dr. Horrible, because even though I think its awesome, it's not a TV show.  If it was Whedon's projects, there would be so much more up here.

#7 Posted by The Psyentist (16663 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't reallt watch much on the tele. I watched like one episode each of Buffy and Angel. I haven't ever watched the other two.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog. Yeah, not a TV show...

BUT I FREAKIN' LOVE IT!!!!!!!

#8 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
Angel was pretty good
#9 Posted by Midnightist (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy was good before Angel but Angel started to get better than Buffy

#10 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly

#11 Posted by Overkill (404 posts) - - Show Bio

1) Angel
2) Firefly
3) BtVS
4) Dollhouse

#12 Posted by starman1994 (303 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly. tragedy that methos doesn't like it

#13 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Angel
  2. Firefly(I can't believe Methos doesn't like it)
  3. BtVS / Dollhouse ( Becuase dollhouse is good but hasn't impressed me enough to make the decision clear enough)
#14 Posted by Sick_j0k3 (209 posts) - - Show Bio

I disliked all of them but if I had to choose one I'd say Angel. 

#15 Posted by Secret Turchin Man (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Buffy
2. Angel
3. Firefly (I loved Serenity)
I tried getting into dollhouse but it bores me terribly...

#16 Posted by crazywolf (653 posts) - - Show Bio

I loooove Firefly. Western/Sci-Fi makes a great combination. The Train Job is my favorite episode.

#17 Posted by Spanish (1 posts) - - Show Bio

firefly definitely

#18 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7659 posts) - - Show Bio

 Firefly. 

#19 Posted by raidingkvatch (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Erm I would probably say Buffy but that might be biased by nostalgia (although I do still watch the eps on DVD). I would say Angel is my least favourite series (I really hated him when I first watched Buffy, but I think that was mainly jealousy. The character grew on me and I do like the series it's just my least favourite). Dollhouse and Firefly are both great, I really enjoy Dollhouse and don't really understand why others seem to hate it. Actually I don't think I can decide either, they're all so geat (other than Angel, which, at least in my opinion, was good but not great)

#20 Posted by Lady Tlieso (10198 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!followed by pre-death Buffy & before she had a sister.

#21 Posted by KyleOwens (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy, closely followed by Firefly.

#22 Posted by Undergroundgod (2924 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly! 
 
#23 Posted by satanmode (295 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly!

#24 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19243 posts) - - Show Bio

BUFFY

#25 Posted by spider-pig23 (1117 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy

#26 Posted by Despero is the beginning (868 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy 
Angel 
Firefly 
Dollhouse

#27 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10107 posts) - - Show Bio

@Methos said:

"1. Buffy2. Dollhouse3. AngelI hated Firefly with so much passion i can't even give it a place in my top 1000 shows to watch....M"


I hate Firefly also, i am a Star Wars and Star Trek Fan, i love scienci fiction, still i can not watch that show. 
The best was Angel, Buffy was cool, but start goin weird after i dont know, like the thir season. 
The last Season of Buffy was really really bad.

#28 Posted by Renee (10289 posts) - - Show Bio

Buffy, although to be fair I haven't seen Firefly.

#29 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

BUFFY is awesomeeeeee!!!
 
Until Tera had that Crappy death and Buffs theatrically challenged sister arrived.

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#30 Posted by Renee (10289 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized: 
Ugh, Dawn is so annoying, she whines every episode. "Buffy I can stay home alone!" Buffy why don't you wanna be with me?!" Waaaaaah.
#31 Posted by TheNooseIsLoose (1900 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly, it's a western...IN F**KING SPACE!

#32 Posted by Mercy_ (92676 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel said:
" Firefly. "
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#33 Posted by Mercy_ (92676 posts) - - Show Bio
@Renee said:
" Buffy, although to be fair I haven't seen Firefly. "
You need to.
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#34 Posted by Mercy_ (92676 posts) - - Show Bio

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#35 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio
@Paragon said:
" Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (If that counts... It's my only connection to the Whedonverse) "
I said this forever ago, but now, Firefly has taken spot #1.
#36 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:

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"Do you know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in rutten command here."

 
 Oh Jayne...
#37 Posted by Mercy_ (92676 posts) - - Show Bio
@Paragon said:
" @The Dark Huntress said:

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"Do you know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in rutten command here."

  Oh Jayne... "
Easily one of my favorite lines! 
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#38 Posted by COINRETURNSLOT (1052 posts) - - Show Bio

In this order: Firefly, Angel, Buffy, Dollhouse,

#39 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

1 Firefly(cancelled WTF)
2 Angel(needed another tv season)
3 Dollhouse(second season and epitaph one)
4 Buffy(can't deal with season 7, finale good the rest bad)

#40 Edited by haydenclaireheroes (8985 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to go with Buffy but, it really is close to Angel because I love Cordelia in Angel.

#41 Posted by TheBatGodComplex_ (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly
 
It's not even close to a close call.

#42 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Angel is number One. Best series that isn't NGE ever.  
 
Then Firefly and Buffy tied. Because the last two seasons of Buffy were pretty bad.

#43 Edited by Renee (10289 posts) - - Show Bio

The best, always. <3
 
Angel was boring and had too many awful annoying characters. Dollhouse was cool. Firefly, meh.
#44 Posted by Full_Spectrum (1539 posts) - - Show Bio

1) firefly. The only reason i bought Borderlands is because of the "Janistown" mission, where you must go defeat Janis Kobb. 50 dollar game for one mission. nuff said.
2) Dr horrible's sing-along blog. i must have watched this 60 times and i still can't get enough. Brand New Day is the greatest song ever.
3) Dollhouse. i loved season 1. i haven't seen season two, but i like the entire idea behind it. plus, eliza dushku is fan-freaking-tastic.

#45 Posted by countvontrey (419 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly is number one for me. Buffy in second. Angel last. I haven't really watched but part of one episode of Dollhouse. 

#46 Posted by Kairan1979 (16722 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite is Firefly.

#47 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Angel is number One. Best series that isn't NGE ever.    Then Firefly and Buffy tied. Because the last two seasons of Buffy were pretty bad.

As usual, this guy is right on the money :P
#48 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
Angel, then Firefly.
#49 Posted by HolySerpent (12515 posts) - - Show Bio

Angel easily not even a debate

#50 Posted by k4tzm4n (39190 posts) - - Show Bio

Firefly.

And for second, hate me all you want but I actually enjoyed Dollhouse a little more than Buffy.

There, I said it.

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