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Joss 'The Boss' Whedon
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Vampires are a wonderful metaphor, the sort of monstrous, isolated creatures that we can all relate to, especially when we are in high school. But they happen to be the most beautiful, sexy, perfect, usually vaguely wealthy and well-dressed version.
After receiving a degree in film studies from Wesleyan University, Whedon moved to Los Angeles and landed his first writing job on the staff of Roseanne
(1988), working as a story editor and writing several episodes of the top-rated series. He later pulled double duty on the NBC series Parenthood
(1990), co-producing and writing a number of episodes.
Often gives his characters names that are later revealed to be their last names and/or based on an unusual abbreviation for their full name. For example: only after the character Oz had already left Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997) did the show reveal that "Oz" was an abbreviation of his full name, Daniel Osbourne; on "Angel," they did not clarify that Doyle was actually the character's last name ...