At last, the Dollhouse I’d been hoping for: complex story structure, actual character development, interesting and unselfconscious exploration of the basic premise, and moral conflict without the moralizing. It’s like a whole different series, which I’m OK with.
First thing I did when the show ended was check IMDB to see who wrote the episode, and what do you know, the lead writing credit belongs to Jane Espenson, the woman responsible for “Band Candy,” “Conversations with Dead People,” and a dozen other of my favorite Buffy episodes. Co-writers include Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon of Dr. Horrible fame. (I’d love to know how they divvied up the actual writing.)
Naturally, there are rumors that the show is going to be cancelled. FOX is so awesome.