Monday, November 06, 2006

how I met your Whedon

So, I've been hooked on "How I Met Your Mother" since the first episode. It's just a good show. And it happens to star Alyson Hannigan, who played Willow from Buffy. Then Alexis Denisof, who played Wesley on Buffy and then on Angel, guest-starred in a few episodes. Fun times, but relatively unsurprising considering Alyson and Alexis are married.

The trend continued when Amy Acker, who played "Fred" on Angel, managed to slip into the very last episode of season one. That makes three alumni from Whedon shows. Until tonight, when Morena Baccarin, who played Inara on Firefly, was on as, go figure, a gorgeous rival to Alyson's character. Even the most skeptical viewers would have to admit that these casting choices have gone beyond coincidental. The ultimate topper is that a miniscule role in tonight's episode, an unnamed "Guy", was played by none other than Tom Lenk, who played Andrew on Buffy! It's a conspiracy, I tell you, a conspiracy! Is anyone else seeing this? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

On Wednesday Nathan Fillion, who played some sort of superdemon thing on Buffy and then as Capt. Mal in Firefly, will be on Lost this week. It will also be the last episode before Lost breaks for a while so its production schedule can get caught up again. I'm thinking it will be a good one. I resisted the urge to comment on the last episode. I read online that what transpired was planned from the start, I've learned to trust the writers, and I appreciated the grand significance of it all.

For those who are keeping track, Neil Patrick Harris is gay. Not that there's--oh, I can't finish the line, it's so old and moldy.

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