BillieDoux.com is no longer being updated. All reviews and comments are now at Doux Reviews. Please join us there!
Yes, the reviews still exist!
Here are links to each of the show pages on Doux Reviews. It's all right there. Promise!
Why has BillieDoux.com gone away? Why?
Well, I'll tell you, if you really want to know. It's a long and ultimately boring tale about my struggle with technology.
I started writing episode reviews of Buffy the Vampire Slayer back in 1997. (All of which are now here.) I posted them on four different sites and discussion lists including TV Tome, a big site where I became a featured reviewer. I started reviewing other shows (Angel, Alias, Lost, The Dead Zone) and when TV Tome sold out and became tv.com, it dawned on me that I really needed my own site. A wonderful friend of mine designed billiedoux.com for me and it went up in March 2004. I also started a Blogger blog in 2005 (billiedoux.blogspot.com) to post more general stuff, although the episode reviews were still only here.
Around about 2008 when I had already reviewed a dozen shows, I began recruiting guest writers and we started posting new reviews on the blog. This was clearly what I should have been doing all along because the old reviews were still only available on billiedoux.com in html and no one could comment on them. Guest writers kept coming. The site kept getting bigger and the number of reviews kept climbing. The fact that over a thousand old reviews were only here, inaccessible and uncomment-able, became a bigger and bigger problem. I actually paid a couple of consultants to help me figure out what to do. That didn't work out.
And then there was Josie Kafka. She became a guest writer in 2008. In May of 2010, Josie and I redesigned the blog and added all of the old reviews and lots of new indexes -- no small feat, and I ended up asking her to be my site partner. But even with everything on the blog, I just couldn't make myself let billiedoux.com go. I kept updating billiedoux.com with every review we were adding to the blog. It was a lot of work. Too much, in fact.
In December 2012, I finally faced the fact that I just couldn't do it any more. The logical thing to do was close down billiedoux.com. So I bought a new domain name, Doux Reviews, and we moved the blog there on January 1, 2013. And now billiedoux.com is just this page. I'm retaining the domain name because it's my name, and I might need it somewhere down the road. And I don't want people with old links to not find us in our new digs.
Questions? Comments? You can email me at douxreviews at gmail dot com. And thank you so much for reading my reviews. The site in all of its iterations wouldn't have gotten so big if it weren't for you guys reading what we write.