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"Daria" May Be Returning

Daria might be back. MTV%E2%80%99s Toffler, an executive producer on the series, notes that the animated spinoff from Beavis and Butt-head that airs in reruns on MTV2 and Logo and has done well on both. %E2%80%9CWe%E2%80%99ve talked to the creators so there is not as long a shot as you%E2%80%99d think that Daria might be back on one of our channels.

by Anonymousreply 5911/08/2012

Awesome. That show was much better than Beavis and Butthead. The longest I've watched Logo is 1 hr and that was only because they were showing back to back episodes of Daria.

by Anonymousreply 108/01/2011

I WAS Daria in high school in the early 90s.

by Anonymousreply 208/01/2011

the only problem was, for all the misfits and their tormenters, there weren't any gay male characters, and the one lesbian was kinda awful

by Anonymousreply 308/01/2011

See the link for the new direction they'll be taking the show in, this time...

by Anonymousreply 408/02/2011

gross R4

by Anonymousreply 508/02/2011

Is it just me, or are all the hipsters out there trying to *be* Daria? Did that show shape a generation?

by Anonymousreply 608/02/2011


by Anonymousreply 708/02/2011

I used to imagine I was Daria, I loved her.

by Anonymousreply 808/02/2011

Any or all of the Three Js (Jeffy, Joey, Jasomething) were probably gay.

by Anonymousreply 908/02/2011

Ah, this is a show I would see again. It will bring back memories of the 90s and my middle school years.

by Anonymousreply 1008/02/2011

I wanted to be Sandy.

by Anonymousreply 1108/02/2011

I guess the DVDs must have sold well.

I hope they manage to get better music contracts this time.

by Anonymousreply 1208/02/2011

My favorite character was Helen, Daria's and Quinn's type-A mother with the deep (and affected) voice and the hardcharging business style. She and their father were so distracted with their own problems at work and with coming to terms with their unhappy childhoods they were barely aware of their daughters. It seemed so realistic.

by Anonymousreply 1308/02/2011

What the hell was wrong with the music? It was actually very fitting for the show. This time around they should take their cue from Sirius XMU.

by Anonymousreply 1408/02/2011

[italic]This time around they should take their cue from Sirius XMU.[/italic]


by Anonymousreply 1508/02/2011

Sigh. Sirius XMU is the indie rock station on Sirius XM Radio.

And it's awesome.

by Anonymousreply 1608/02/2011

god you're dumb R14, it was a reference to the generic covers they had to do of several tracks of music for the DVD set that lacked the nuance of the originals.

when daria was broadcast, they had access to a huge catalog of music, but none of it was cleared for ancillary rights like video distribution, so they had to clear each song individually, and many didnt clear, hence the generic or instrumental versions

by Anonymousreply 1708/02/2011

God you're a fucking asshole, R17. I don't own any of the DVDs, so I was supposed to know what VOTN was talking about? That comment was fucking unnecessary...all you had to do was post the last 4 lines, but you have to go out of your way to insult people. Get a life.

by Anonymousreply 1808/02/2011

Maybe they can make it funny this time.

by Anonymousreply 1908/02/2011

Anyone claiming to be a fan of the show would have known about the music problems on the DVDs, Mr. "WhattheHELLiswrongwiththemusic", R18.

by Anonymousreply 2008/02/2011

As long as you didn't take the show particularly seriously(Daria would've been unlikable and unsympathetic in real life) it was a very good show.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2011

First, Rosie, and now, Daria.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2011

So are you saying that Daria is a lesbian, R22?

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2011

Daria is already back on MTV, but they call it "Awkward" and it's live action.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2011

R24, what are you talking about? I've never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2011

This is the kind of shit that ruined MTV in the first place.

No thanks!

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2011

R26, it wasn't music, but it was a good show.

by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 2811/08/2012

I love Daria.

by Anonymousreply 2911/08/2012

The actress who did the voices of all the major female characters except Daria--Quinn, the mom, Jane Lane--is a genius.

by Anonymousreply 3011/08/2012

Daria was a satirical representation of 1990s high school culture so I can't see the show being relevant today without losing some of its original appeal. I'd still watch the new episodes though.

by Anonymousreply 3111/08/2012

Jersey Shore, 16 and pregnant and the rest of the shit that MTV airs now would be something that Jane and Daria would watch and have a blast mocking. Very "Sick, Sad World"

The show holds up soooo well, I started watching again recently and that was a nice surprise. It will never be the same without the awesome music, though.

I found Quinn and the Fashion Club so irritating back in the day, but now I think they are hilarious!. The love/hate relationship between Quinn and Sandy is one of the best parts of the show, tons of great one-liners. Stacey always on the verge of a nervous breakdown and

I still love Trent

by Anonymousreply 3211/08/2012

It's barely any different today, R31. Only pop culture is even dumber.

by Anonymousreply 3311/08/2012

[quote]The love/hate relationship between Quinn and Sandy is one of the best parts of the show, tons of great one-liners.

What kind of accent did Sandy have? Was she supposed to be Latina, I wonder?

by Anonymousreply 3411/08/2012

That was my impression, R34. Definitely something different.

by Anonymousreply 3511/08/2012

Actually, I always thought that Sandy was incredibly dumb.

by Anonymousreply 3611/08/2012

I miss the 90s. Remember Dr Katz? That was a fun show. I miss low key comedy and low key movies. You couldn't make a movie like A Fish Called Wanda or Quiz Show today.

by Anonymousreply 3711/08/2012

Totally agree, R37. Comedy plays to the dumbest people these days, and if it doesn't, they don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 3811/08/2012

"A Fish Called Wanda" was from 1988.

by Anonymousreply 3911/08/2012

The Fashion Club girls were stupid, that was the point. Not as dumb as cheerleader Brittany and her jock boyfriend but still stupid. Quinn was the only one who tried to do something about her grades right at the end of the series, when they were getting ready to go to college. The writers did a great job with her character, she actually grew and by the end was mature and not so selfish. She was even nice to Daria.

by Anonymousreply 4011/08/2012

Classic show that went places few live action sitcoms about young people wouldn't even attempt to go. A particularly poignant episode focused on Daria's friendship with Jodie Landon, the school's highly intelligent popular black student. Jodie tells Daria about the reasons she studies so hard but absolutely resented being the school's "Queen of the Negroes". That statement summed up a lot about being different as a "model minority" in an area not so diverse.

by Anonymousreply 4111/08/2012

This makes me very happy.

I thought the brief comeback of "Beavis and Butthead" was pretty good so I'm hopeful.

I also liked how the characters in the series developed over the course of the series. Like Quinn becoming more grounded,Daria showcasing her vulnerability, etc.

by Anonymousreply 4211/08/2012

"Beavis and Butthead" will not be returning to MTV.

"Daria" has no chance of returning to MTV, and any revival is unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 4311/08/2012

There is a ton of Daria fan fiction and a big fan community.

by Anonymousreply 4411/08/2012

I think my sister IS Daria

by Anonymousreply 4511/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 4611/08/2012

She's knows she's a winner

She couldn't be thinner

Now she goes in the bathroom

And vomits up dinner.

by Anonymousreply 4711/08/2012

Believe it or not, I was introduced to Daria when people kept telling me I looked exactly like her (I'm a chick).

When that show was on point, it was quite good.

I totally agree with the hipster thing, though, much to my chagrin. Also to my chagrin, I was Daria for Halloween in 1998, due to the minimal effort factor.

Now, in 2012, we have Katy Perry & Co. doing Daria for Halloween. And now I know I'm truly in pretentious hipster company of the most tragic variety.

by Anonymousreply 4811/08/2012

Animated misery chicks and the homos who love them! Next on Sick, Sad World!

by Anonymousreply 4911/08/2012

Who would you cast as Daria if it were a movie?

by Anonymousreply 5011/08/2012

Julia Phillips or

Janeane Garagolo. Loved this show. "Suburgatory" owes a lot to this.

by Anonymousreply 5111/08/2012

R51 - Janeane Garagolo 15 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5211/08/2012

Currently, there are no professional age-appropriate film OR television actresses who could do justice to Daria (or would deserve the role).

You'd have to go back to a different era.

by Anonymousreply 5311/08/2012

the girl who's playing in "Suburgatory" could do it. What's her name? That show is awesome.

by Anonymousreply 5411/08/2012

The girl who plays Sue Heck in "The Middle" would be poifect! Eden Sher.

by Anonymousreply 5511/08/2012

But hopefully, Daria will never manifest in live-action form.

by Anonymousreply 5611/08/2012

I hope so, R56

by Anonymousreply 5711/08/2012

[quote]Now, in 2012, we have Katy Perry & Co. doing Daria for Halloween.

Katy went as Daria's BFF Jane Lane, her friend was Daria.

by Anonymousreply 5811/08/2012

Jennifer Lawrence.

by Anonymousreply 5911/08/2012
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