LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts of Television Past: Classics Re-Viewed

We’re starting a new feature every weekday at 9:30 AM.  Each day of the week, one of our writers will be rewatching a TV classic from the very beginning and writing a column about it.  We put a lot of thought into which shows we’re going to revisit, and decided to start with the following five, all of which feature really strong, unique female characters.

Starting tomorrow and each Tuesday, Luci Furious will be re-watching Veronica Mars, the three season drama about a plucky girl detective and the quirky characters who surround her.

On Wednesdays, I’ll be tackling my favorite show of all time, The West Wing.

On Thursdays, Hattie will be talking about that brief, magical HS series that launched Claire Danes’ career, My So Called Life.

On Fridays, Lucy Snowe and Slay Belle will be taking us back to Sunnydale with Buffy and the Scooby Gang.

As of next Monday, this space will be the home of the Firefly rewatch, so get your gorram hides in your computer chairs on weekday mornings at 9:30.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

3 replies on “Ladyghosts of Television Past: Classics Re-Viewed”

I’ve never seen My So-Called Life or The West Wing, so I’m really interested to read more about them. I think I watched the pilot of MSL about a year ago and didn’t have my socks knocked off, but maybe I just need to give it another chance. Also, seconded on what Slaybelle said about VM season 3, though I think a Buffy rewatch might be most interesting of all, because that show had so many layers of depth and really stuck to certain themes (high school/adolescence as hell).

I’m really excited to see what everyone has to say about these shows. I really despised My So Called Life when I watched at the same age Angela was on the show — I felt it was pandering and dramatic, and I resented having my teenage experiences romantisized. But pretty much everyone in the world loves it and remembers it fondly, so I’ve been meaning to revisit it.

And I think there’s so much to be said about VM season 3, and I can’t wait to hear what other people thought of it.

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