Nick Ryder wrote:
They didn't make the young blonde one the super duper martial artist - as per most of Joss Whedon's shows - so it was a nice change to the plan.
Umm... Joss Whedon's shows:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
: Lead was young blonde martial artist.
: No blondes in regular cast, except Mercedes McNab in secretarial role in final season. Only female regular specializing in fighting was blue/black-haired Illyria.
: Only blond was Alan Tudyk; young martial artist was brunette.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
: Female lead was redhead, non-fighter.
: Included blonde Dichen Lachman, occasionally portrayed as fighter, but no more often than brunette Eliza Dushku.
Whedon's shows are a lot less uniform than people perceive them to be.
Except most of them seem to involve apocalypses of some kind. Dr. Horrible is too short to go there, but all the others do in some way.....although in Firefly's case it's in the distant past.