Thought #1: I’m not pleased with the story requirements this new foreign distribution model puts on blockbuster movies. Giant summer blockbusters now need to be popular across a variety of cultures, east & west, to be considered financially successful.  This means the characters and story details must become as broad as the Amazon.  Which then means the emotions and stories are about as detailed as those “Dick and Jane” basic

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I discovered Buffy in the early 2000’s. My first memory is trying to rent episodes on DVD at Blockbuster. They weren’t available. “Not enough interest” explained the bored blue shirt behind the counter. I gave in and bought the first season DVD set at a big box store. I had no idea that my life was about to change. CUT TO: I’m watching the first episode of the first season

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