...has nothing to do with this post. Rather, it is about the stylistic missing link between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity. I speak of Angel, which so far (halfway through season two) seems to be devoid of any interesting philosophical or political implications. It is however great fun to see the Buffyverse without (most of the time) a whingy sulky Buffy in it. Angel seems to have embraced the 'this is somebody's role-playing campaign translated to the small screen' aspects of the Buffyverse.
I noticed the other day in the credits there was a 'Head Hair Stylist'. This raises the unsettling possibility that there might be stylists for other kinds of hair. I hope this is not the case.