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So, I just finished the season finale of Dollhouse. Anyone else watching it? What're people's opinions?



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May. 10th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
K and I are watching it.

I think that the show needs to continue. K said that it's not getting good ratings or something, and if that means they don't make any more Dollhouse I will be most disappointed. That said, most of the episodes manage to freak me out in some way, and that's got me a bit on the fence--but DEFINITELY enjoy the show and want to see it develop more.

K loves Dollhouse. It has a lot of potential, and lots of twists and turns. She also likes the thematic elements of the episodes. It could end where it is right now, but she wants to see the 13th episode, even though it's stand-alone and won't be released online.
May. 11th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I dunno, there's parts of the premise that really skeeved me. IMHO, this idea would have made a much better movie; in a multiple episode TV show, they forget that this is supposed to be fucking creepy, whereas in a film I think that wouldn't get lost.

I agree that there were some interesting ideas (especially Alpha, I wanted to see more of him), but I'm not sure they were developed the right way. I also had some major problems with a few of the characters (Ballard, mostly, and the more we saw of November-as-Mellie, the more I wanted to scream). There was a lot of genderfail, in a way that surprised me, considering it was Whedon.

I know the 13th ep will be on the DVD, and I'm sure someone will upload it illegally. I'm sure it would be pretty easy to track down after the DVDs come out.
May. 10th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
I think the show strained Mr. Whedon's abillities as a script writer. The whole idea that people would pay *that much* to have a "perfect" person created, when they could probably pay massively less and just get a real person - the hostage negotiator, for instance.

Also, what was with the thing with the little abused orphan? Who paid for that Doll? Was it Dollhouse pro bono or what?

I know with all sorts of things you have to suspend disbelief, but the whole premise seemed to hinge on reality in such a way that I just had a big problem with it.

Plus, the FBI agent was *totally* not believable.

That said, Josh can write dialog, and it was worth a lot of the eye rolling at the scripting to hear the quips.

To be fair, I only saw about half the eps, and of those, I often couldn't watch the whole thing. RL screws with my ability to watch TV.

I dunno. My feeling is that Josh is a fun writer and I'm glad he gets the chance to explore ideas, but if the Dollhouse doesn't get more episodes, maybe his skills could be better used on a new project.
May. 11th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Well, I know the orphan was pro bono, at Topher's suggestion; he discusses it briefly with the Occasional Assistant gal.

And Paul Ballard's way of telling Mellie everything? If he were a real person, he wouldn't be fired, he'd be in jail for breaking his confidentiality agreements. I wanted to bang his head against the wall.

(And November-as-Mellie was so fucking creepy, what with the whole "I'll be whatever you want me to be!" and stuff. I know why they did it, but I know too many girls who actually do that to keep their man, and it's appalling.)

As I said up top, I think the premise would have been much better suited to a film, rather than a TV series. I just wanted to see what other people think.

Edited at 2009-05-11 01:35 am (UTC)
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