Essays, Reviews, and Musings
The WB Bows Out
My eulogy for a network that once defined my life.
Dawson’s Creek: Capeside Redemption
After six years, we still have a lot of intense feelings about Dawson’s Creek.
Felicity: A New Version of You
It impressively pulls off an alternative universe, and breaks my heart again.
How to Know if He’s Really Into You
My researched response to that irritating book.
Buffy: When It was Good
The best 33-ish moments.
Buffy: If We Wrote It
Taking the reins of our beloved show and making it better (in our eyes).
Angry!Bitter!Boys Make Me Sigh
My review of *NSYNC’s Celebrity album.
Dirty Dancing Gone Wrong
The glorious fiasco of seeing an absolutely horrible movie on opening night, in a theatre filled with DD fans.
I love talking to people and asking questions that lead to the kinds of stories that fans rarely get to hear.
David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker)
Camper Van Beethoven was my favorite band in high school, and had an incredible impact on me and my writing, so talking to David Lowery was an incredible thrill.
Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair (BFF, Playing House)
Talking to these ladies was such a joy, and I felt like I was part of one of their wacky adventures.
Busy Phillips (Cougar Town)
Busy Phillips is fascinating, funny and eloquent — and we had a great discussion about our favorite YA books.
Retta (Parks and Recreation)
I loved how, after expounding on her love of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, Retta explained that she didn’t watch Buffy because she wasn’t into vampires. I couldn’t let that go.
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Middle Man, Boomtown, Charmed)
I think we talked and laughed for nearly three hours and I could have talked to him for three days just about Boomtown. And Javier gave the best quote ever about Ricardo Montalban.
Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls, Hannibal)
We bonded over the smoldering sexiness of Lee Pace, how Law & Order fixes everything and our same, intense irrational fear of driving over bridges.
Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal)
So much good stuff about the first season of Heroes!
Jorja Fox (CSI)
I was initially taken off guard by how little she was like Sara Sidle — quick to laugh and make jokes — and so quickly even more charmed as she recounted so many self-deprecating stories.
John Shiban (The X-Files, Supernatural)
Have you ever talked to someone who was wonderful and loved their job so much that it made you feel so much better everything going on in the world? John Shiban is that someone.