June 1, 2008 at 3:47 am (tv misc) (, )


If you already know about the series, and would like some stuff, here are the links. If you have no idea what this is and want to find out, I tried to explain it below.

Cast and crew. Trailer. Clip.

Joss Whedon is my [and a whole lot of other people’s] god of television. He created Buffy The Vampire Slayer, he created Firefly. And also Serenity, the movie sequel to Firefly and one of my favourite movies. He’s got this new show coming out, called Dollhouse.

There’s a company and they rent people out to rich folk, for whatever assignment the rich folk want them for. An escort, a spy, legal, illegal… It doesn’t matter, as long as they don’t think the rentals [called “actives,” or “dolls”] are going to get killed. So here’s the catch. Once the assignment is complete, the actives will return to the company, and have their memories, personality and skill set wiped, and they’ll just sit in the “Dollhouse,” until the next mission, at which point they will recieve new memories, skills, and a personality. We don’t know where the company got them from, whether they were once normal. Either way, this is pretty obviously some heavy abuse of human rights, and though there’s one government agent who believes in the Dollhouse, he can’t find it. We begin our series with one of the dolls, Echo, beginning to become self-aware, off duty.


Hopefully, this will be a little more light-hearted than we saw in the trailer. Not to the point where it’s a comedy series, but just give it funny dialogue. Buffy and Firefly had lots of funny dialogue, and it worked really well for them. They’re immensly quotable. I’m a teensy bit worried about this due to the serious subject matter, but on the other hand, Joss Whedon said he’d never do a series without comedy, and there was that “IT’S THE HAPPIEST DAY IN MY LIFE!” bit in the trailer, so that gives me hope.

BTW, y’all, I know that this is the third time in a row my post has mostly just been linking to stuff. Sorry, it’s exams, I don’t have enough time to write reviews or anything, so it’s either this or just stop posting. They’re over in a week, though.


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