It's interesting to compare and contrast Fray with and against Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mr. Whedon could have simply ripped himself off. He could have simply cut and pasted Buffy into a post-apocalyptic world and repopulate for instance with a Xander-type and a Willow-type. Xander and Willow are not types. They suit a role, but their characters extend beyond their roles. To be true to his work, he had to create new characters, and he cannot emphasize the subtlety of difference. He gives Fray a sister but does not copy the sisterly relationship of Buffy and Dawn. He gives Fray not a watcher but a noble demon. She has a bond to a vampire, but it is unlike that of Buffy's relationship with Angel or Spike. This diversity makes sense because Mr. Whedon understands that characters cannot be fitted into a story without changing it. He also proves that you can create new characters to form an intriguing, entertaining story. The collective creative well has yet to run dry, and the c Read Full Review
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