During this Brovember event, the Evil Geeks are examining bromances of all shapes and sizes. While the bromance between Angel and Spike of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fame, is certainly atypical in the fact that both dudes in question are undead, it proves that even with those strange circumstances in play, guys will be guys. Both of today’s bros are hundreds of years old, highly allergic to sunlight and wooden stakes, but they’re stronger, faster, and deadlier than most things on the planet. Even with all that to consider, these bros still fall out every now and then over the one thing that is kryptonite to many male friendships: a girl.
Hello my blood-lusting, fangbanging followers, I wasn’t kidding when I said earlier this month that I had vampires on the brain. And so this week I revisited what was one of my favorite shows throughout my childhood to bask in more vampire-glory. It’s been a long time since I first encountered Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV, and so I was all too giddy with joy to watch the series again as a retired story. I only had enough time for season 1 this week, but since there are 7 lovely seasons in my series box set you can be sure I will try to draw this admiration out as long as possible for future posts.
Now I did originally watch this show in real time when it first aired on the WB Network, but as I was an obnoxious teenager at the time I didn’t have the knowledge then that I do now. And I did not know who Joss Whedon was. I am obviously much more versed now, and by golly I think I love this man. Firefly, The Avengers, and now Shields, Whedon has had his hands in a lot of things that I am obsessed with. And while his more recent and famous work has a lot of masculinity involved, I have to say knowing he was the creator and a producer for Buffy’s TV show builds my esteem of him even higher. Despite the predecessor movie being a bit of a comedy, Whedon kept pestering FOX about his empowering female role until they gave him the show, as he claims he was tired of seeing every cute blonde walk down a dark alley to get murdered.
We’ve crossed into another month on the calendar devious nerds, so that means it’s time for another installment of The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown! This month the Evil Geeks are counting down our 5 favorite geek crushes! Everyone’s got at least one person they’re secretly (or not so secretly, whatever works for you) crushing on. The Evil Geeks staff are the only ones brave enough (cough cough, desperate enough, cough…) to shout out our lists to the world! Remember, if you have any ideas for a Top 5 Throwdown you want to see, then drop us a line in the comments section. Here we go:
Happy October to all Brothers and Sisters in Evil Geekland! We’re popping in today to bring you the first edition of our new monthly feature: The Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown!!! Every month each of our contributors will bring you their top 5 favorites in any random category. It could be our 5 favorite crappy comic movies, 5 favorite action figures, 5 favorite NES games, or pretty much anything else that pops into our Evil minds. We’re even open for suggestions, so if you’ve got a top five you’d like to see, then let us know in the Comments section. We’d love to hear your opinions too, so let us know your top five choices for this month in the comments as well!
Since October is clearly our favorite month, as it contains Halloween which is the most evil and geeky of all the holidays, we thought we’d start off by having the Evil Geeks list off their top favorite villains from any genre. Any person/place/thing that has done some pretty raw stuff to another person/place/thing ever in any medium is up for grabs in this Big Bad Free-For-All! Ready for our first Evil list down?! Here we go!