But one strives to be fair, and I like to think when Whedon's accomplishments merit attention; I give it. At his best, he is a good producer, etc. At worst, well...let me put it this way.
Here's a talk with Joss and Eliza from the TV with MeeVee blog. I'll give this to Whedon, I think he shows a certain amount of self-knowledge when he describes one of the male characters this way:
"...He is kind of a genius, and in that way, he can't stop playing around. But he is also very likeable and delightful and kind of amoral. And he looks down on everybody else, and he has got red hair and thinks he is really cool but he is kind of a nerd. I read about a character like that once, so I based him on that."
(all emphasis mine)
Eliza Dushku, of course, is my creepy girl (if you're not hip to the reference, dig):
In the interview, Dushku is funny talking about why they filmed a new first episode.
I, for some reason did not get to wear my leather pants in the first episode, and that was kind of a problem…that was like a deal breaker.
Thoughtful interviewer asks Eliza's breasts if they have anything to add.
Personally, I'll only make one prediction about the new series. If the show is a hit, fans will say it's because Joss is a genius. If it misses, fans will say it's because Fox didn't take good care of Joss's new baby!
I think we can take that as gospel.