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Dollhouse, fini

So, it’s over. Some thoughts: * During the fall hiatus, Lisa and I rented the last disc from the first season and watched the original pilot and Epitaph One. We both loved the OP and agreed that that Dollhouse would … Continue reading

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Last night on the TV

White Collar — This is the new USA series, about a handsome, smart thief/con-man who becomes a “consultant” with the FBI in return for getting his slate cleaned. This set-up sounded kind of familiar, but Lisa and I decided to … Continue reading

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‘house and House

Elsewhere on TV this week, Dollhouse continues its death march—I’m not even going to bother with comments—but House did a nice job, I thought, of rebounding from last week’s silliness. “Better a murder than a misdiagnosis,” heh. Now if only … Continue reading

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Dollhouse season two

Two episodes in, I’m really not enjoying it. Lisa says, “It’s like they painted themselves into a Stupid Corner.” Thoughts: * Ballard’s character has become totally unbelievable to me. I don’t know what his motivation is supposed to be anymore. … Continue reading

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Dollhouse shocker: Joss Whedon says FOX execs were nervous about that whole “prostitute” thing

Probably my biggest complaint about first season Dollhouse was that the creators of the show seemed to be so uncomfortable with their own premise that they spent more time avoiding implications than exploring them—leading me, as a viewer, to constantly … Continue reading

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Dollhouse renewed (!)

Via james_nicoll, Dollhouse has been renewed for a second 13-episode season. Wow, I did not see that coming. I caught the last half-hour of Serenity on cable yesterday, so my first thought on hearing this news was, too bad this … Continue reading

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Dollhouse, weeks 11 & 12

“Why do you have to go back in the wedge? Why don’t you come home?” “I did sign a contract…” “I have thirty-eight brains. Not one of them thinks you can sign a contract to be a slave… Especially now … Continue reading

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Dollhouse, week 10

An OK episode. Thoughts: * The idea of using Dollhouse technology to copy whole personalities into other bodies is potentially very interesting. Not only can you use it to grant a pseudo-eternal life (pseudo because a copy of me over … Continue reading

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Dollhouse, week 9

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 … Continue reading

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Dollhouse, week 8

Better this week. For the first time, I was genuinely surprised by the ending, in a way that was satisfying. Part of that was clever misdirection—I jumped to the wrong conclusion about the scenario Adelle was running, as I no … Continue reading

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