Thursday, December 01, 2011
Coming up on Nik at Nite
First, I wanted to apologize for the absentee posts on Hell on Wheels. Both Chris and I have had crazy busy weeks (and we're both away on business in different parts of the country at the moment) so it's been tough. I have ep 3 written up, and we're still working on ep 4. They'll both be posted together soon.
Secondly, there have been some questions on the Buffy Rewatch boards about what to do with Angel S5. For all the people who heeded my advice and watched Angel along with Buffy, I don't want to leave you in the lurch, especially when my all-time favourite season is about to begin. So starting in January, I'll keep things moving. I won't do big posts like I've been doing with Buffy, but I will at least give you guys the forum to discuss the episodes every week. Does that sound like a plan? We'll do three a week, with the finale on its own.
The Buffy Rewatch was a LOT of work. A lot. I thought with nearly 30 other people helping out, it wouldn't be that tough. But soon after it started people began emailing me saying they were really enjoying the guest posts, but expected me to say something more about the eps as well. So I couldn't skip any weeks, and on top of everything else I have going on in my life I was rewatching these eps, posting my own comments, as well as rounding up everyone else's posts, editing and formatting them, finding photos, putting up the hyperlinks, linking to their books, collecting bios, etc. There have been people who dropped out well ahead of time, and others who were agreeable until something came up at the last minute, so I've dealt with a lot of scrambling here and there. It's been SO rewarding and I wouldn't change it for the world (and all my guest hosts have been AMAZING and generous with their time, energy, and knowledge), but it's been a time suck (I honestly have had less spare time this past year than I did when I was writing the Finding Lost books), and I'm really looking forward to a breather in January. The blog will continue and I'll post as often as I can, but I can't take on another rewatch right away. As I mentioned in a recent comment, I would love to make this Rewatch Central and have several rewatches happening simultaneously, perhaps hosted by various people, but that would also require hounding people for their material, and scheduling, and watching the shows myself... not to mention I'm trying to keep up with the current TV season.
It's a lot of work! But I will definitely keep Angel going, because for anyone who is frustrated with season 4, PLEASE hold on for season 5. It's stellar.
And, I promise that the Buffy Rewatch will go out with a bang. ;)