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“Sean never says a word. He just goes in and absolutely gives it to you. And he has, I think, one of the hardest jobs on the ship. He has to be the guy who doesn’t get to play the big emotion. He’s standing there and just giving strength. Yet you feel everything he is going through. And how much he’s doing. And how much he cares. And it’s… it’s very impressive.”
                                                    —Joss Whedon, Serenity director’s commentary

Buffy was of the time when you really watched TV. Like, it was appointment television. And, I loved the humor, I loved the combination of this sort of weird cast. I don’t know if I thought about, like, “Oh, female leads,” because I come from Roseanne, so my whole background was really strong, offbeat, interesting female leads. But it was one of those shows that was just that pure pleasure. It was funny, and it was sad — and ridiculous when, as a grown woman, I think about Angel and Buffy breaking up and Angel walking off into the mist after they’ve killed the mayor who turned into a giant thing.
Amy Sherman-Palladino on being influenced by Buffy (X)