While I still may not be able to answer why I am so obsessed with this one show, in particular, I did have something of an epiphany a few weeks ago regarding much of Joss Whedon’s work.   He is supremely effective at dealing with difficult and weighty subjects, BUT in the midst of it all, he is even more brilliant at reminding us that he never takes himself TOO seriously.  I will insert some examples later.  I wanted to get this thought down first.