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Un classement effectué par College Humor : http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6871834/the-10-worst-tv-fan-groups
Ils ont classé Buffy 6ème :
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- 10. Community
Never betray a cult following. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because on top of the wave of miserable Tumblr essays sure to follow, they actually get even more into the show. Dan Harmon got fired and it was pushed back 4 months, which gave fans plenty more time to recall jokes from earlier episodes and make self-righteous speeches, effectively recreating the entire show in the process. None of it matters anyway. Dan Harmon’s rich, October 19th was on October 19th, and felt goatees looks about as dumb as real ones. Let’s everybody calm down.
Nothing’s more disappointing than when a show is cut down in its prime, both for the fans of the show and for the rest of civilization who have to go through life hearing about it for what has now been more than a goddamn decade. Firefly might have been the best show of all time, but that doesn’t change the fact that your average Nielsen family treats the phrase “Space Western” about the same as they treat phrases like “Cover Charge” or “Small Penis”. The worst thing about Firefly fans? It’s a toss up between when they actually got their way and Firefly continued as a movie a few years later, or the numerous charities they’ve have set up using their network as a catalyst for good. These are not only TV fans, but respectable winners. F*ck Browncoats.
8. Twin Peaks
In 1990, Twin Peaks asked the world “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” Pretty shortly after, the world asked Twin Peaks “Who’s that?” “What was he talking about?” “Midgets?” “Demons?” “Why are we still watching this?” “Can you really say ‘Cherry Pie’ on network television?” Its supporters will tell you’re not supposed to get it. That if you really put in the time and do your research, it’ll make sense after all, but anyone who’s ever even seen a picture of David Lynch knows that can’t possibly be true.
7. Doctor Who
This year, Doctor Who turns 50, meaning most true chronological Doctor Who fans are now approaching retirement. Despite this, it’s a show for children. Sorry, “families” (children). With that in mind, you’d think the writers would do their best to make sure a show designed to be seen at 6 p.m. on a Saturday isn’t infuriatingly convoluted/more than occasionally kind of boring. Sure, it’s kind of fun once you get into it, but to do that you really need someone who knows the ins and outs of the series. And they’re either 8 or in Florida. Next time you’re around a kid/old person, ask them any question that could conceivably be answered with one word and see where that gets you, then you can start worrying about whether or not the 1996 TV Movie counts as canon.
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Never has there been a more serious-minded group of people devoted to one of the least serious-minded shows of all time. Buffy’s great: it’s an exciting coming-of-age saga with a strong female lead. It’s also a show about weird teens who fight monsters every week, and also hook up with them kind of a lot. It’s wacky! No-one cares who has “issues with Spike” anymore. The show’s been over forever, and, as a rule, you really shouldn’t overanalyze anything Seth Green’s ever been a part of.
5. The Simpsons
The hardest thing about writing this article has been reconciling myself with the fact I belong to some of these groups. Everything bad here I write about The Simpsons’ fandom–their unearned superiority, their opinions about when “it all started to go downhill”, the fact they won’t stop fucking shouting “DENTAL PLAN!” sometimes–all reflect on myself and my shortcomings as well. Maybe I should have kept this purely about the show, but that’s just the kind of obnoxious self-absorption you’re going to get with a Simpsons fan.
4. The Big Bang Theory
The main issue with the idea that The Big Bang Theory has a large, devoted fanbase is simply that the show’s not very good. The way people’s faces light up when they talk about Sheldon’s latest wisecrack, you’d think they’re talking about something their own kid did, or at least that it happened on like Mad Men or something. But it didn’t. It happened on a middle of the road laugh-track sitcom that does for smart people what Mike and Molly did for fat people.
3. Adventure Time
There’s just something vaguely creepy about liking Adventure Time, mostly because it invites people who aren’t children to behave like children. A colourful cartoon about a kid and a magic dog, of whom there are huge varieties of dolls and toys to buy, instilling a sense of positivity and wonder into the hearts of people who are out of middle school? Creepy.
At the risk of being too broadly critical: musicals are stupid. You can’t write a TV show/movie/play and have everyone repeatedly drop what they’re doing just to repeat a few certain phrases and harp on at one particular point for 5 minutes at a time. That’s not a story. That's just wasting time. If Glee got rid of all its songs–the vast majority of which weren’t even written with any relation to the plot of the show in mind–you’d have about one season’s worth of a mediocre high school melodrama. There’s all the potential there for a well-meaning Jane Lynch caper sitcom, but because Gleeks (in fairness, I bet they hate that name as much as we do) can’t up and buy a CD from time to time, it’s a hope we had to let die a long time ago, as well as Party Down. You monsters.
Now, it’s to be expected that a “show on the CW Network about hot dudes chasing ghosts monsters, some of which are sexy and whatever”* might inspire one or two risqué fanfiction pieces, but wow, guys. Say what you will about the show, but its fans don’t let a little thing like being brothers/being a different species/belonging to a different dimensional plane get in the way of a good steamy romp, nor do they let a little thing like “Executive Producer: McG” stand in the way of watching something for 8 seasons.
*That was most likely the exact pitch.
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