Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dollhouse, My Thoughts.


So the much anticipated premier of Dollhouse has come and has passed, and as a Whedonite/amateur pop culture blogger, my opinion of the show has been asked on several occasions in the past few days. Though my love for Joss has always trumped my hate for Dushku, I was initially skeptical when I heard about the show. So I was pleasantly surprised when I enjoyed the show as much as I did--I had high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed, which is saying something…

The first 2 or 3 minutes scared me, when we saw “Echo” basically acting like Faith the Vampire Slayer. It is well known that I HATE Faith, she annoys me to no end, and the thought of having to deal with her again kind of frightened me. BUT the show flashed to an actual storyline/engagement that looked kind of fun, and showcased some of the variety that we might look forward to in future episodes (God willing).

The episode not only focused on the weekly engagement, but also introduced us to some of the season/series long arcs. The FBI investigation looks like it will provide plenty of fun drama, if not plenty of strange boxing flashbacks. Amy Acker’s small part as a scarred up doctor will no doubt be amazing—I do hope, however, that she doesn’t somehow become an active, only to have her mind imprinted with a blue demon goddess, though that might be kinda neat, I digress…

Anyway, I really think this show has great potential for an interesting assortment of episodes, so I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes. And I’m hoping FOX doesn’t eff it up.

2 comments:

chadmany2k said...

Fran Kranz is amazing in The Dollhouse. Is anyone here a big fan? I also found him on showbizzle.com - this new website for actors. Characters like THESE show off their stories. haha, it's hilarious at times.

Nathan said...

I'm cautiously optimistic, but as yet Dollhouse hasn't hooked me the way Buffy or Firefly did. There are the makings of a plot, but they haven't yet come together for me. I'm certainly going to give Joss a chance, but he's on thin ice with me after he basically killed off Kitty Pryde in Astonishing X-Men after reuniting her with Colossus a couple issues prior. What the hell is up with him and killing of members of happy couples? Tara, Walsh, Kitty, Penny...I wonder who in Dollhouse is slated to join their ranks.