Dollhouse 2 Seasons 2009

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The corrupt high-tech designers of Dollhouse make millions as they continually reprogram Echo and the other Actives to satisfy every pleasure or problem of their clients.

Starring:
Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams
Runtime:
50 minutes

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Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Director Joss Whedon
Starring Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams
Supporting actors Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Harry Lennix
Network Twentieth Century Fox
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470 of 505 people found the following review helpful By the antiquary on 21 May 2009
Format: DVD
Ok, so the series starts off with Joss Whedon, celebrated writer-director-composer, except no-one wants to work with him, then he has a hit web show, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and he catches the attention of the dark and shadowy Fox Corporation. Fox wipe Joss's brain to make him forget that he worked for them before when they became mortal enemies.

So now Fox can make Joss do whatever they want, everyday they activate Joss and set him to work making a television series for them called Dollhouse. Everything works out fine for them. The show is flashy, cool, sexy, confusing, humourless, disconnected and unengaging. Without the real Joss to complain Fox don't even have to spend much cash on it. But can the technology Fox has used really remove all of a person's memories, their sense of self, their soul?

As he works from episode to episode it becomes apparent that Joss starts to remember who he is, but knowing he shouldn't draw attention to this fact he keeps it to himself and works slowly to improve Dollhouse from within. From episode 6 `Man on the Street' flashes of brilliance begin to save the show, culminating in the superb episode 9 `A Spy in the House of Love', by now Dollhouse has become gripping, funny, dark and touching with an intelligent and complex storyline that has people thinking. Joss is even able to help other people taken over by Fox and makes Eliza Dushku realise that she is an actress.

By the end of the series we have been taken to a place we little imagined in the beginning. I won't give any spoilers but Dollhouse does end with Joss improbably winning renewal for a second series, this time will he be out to revenge himself on the people who did this to him and turn out a flawless piece of work from the start?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Simon Shirley on 29 Sep 2009
Format: DVD
Here's a tip for anyone who hasn't seen this show yet. Buy the DVD and watch the "Original Unaired Pilot Echo" first. This pilot is included on Disc 4 under "Special Features". It is is mind blowing and sets the scene perfectly for what follows in the early episodes, which are not slow as some reviewers have said, but are superb flashback driven action packed episodes making perfect sense having seen the pilot. Why the network never aired this pilot is beyond me - it adds immensely to the enjoyment of this brilliant original sci-fi drama. Lastly I must say Eliza Dushku is just superb in the role of Echo with a winning combination of action, beauty and naivete. This is unmissable sci-fi drama - just follow my tip and you won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Giorgio on 1 Mar 2010
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Being a HUGE fan of Joss Whedon's Firefly (never liked much Buffy or Angel, though), and having loved Eliza Dushku's Tru Calling, I was really looking forward to watching this series.

Briefly: the first episodes, say the first half, feature a nice sf series, though nothing out of the ordinary. Things start to speed up in the second half of the season, and reach a totally unexpected climax with the final episode. Truly, that last episode was just UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLE, the story took a dark, unexpected (did I mention it before?) turn, and (finally) showed what Whedon's capable of when he is at his best.

Watching the extras, I found out that Whedon realized the direction he intended to... imprint on the show while shooting it. I believe it really happened that way, cause that's just the impression I got: the end of the series has very little to do with its beginning. Happily, the show (which - again - was about to be cancelled after the first season) was given the opportunity for a second season, and I just can't wait to get that boxset too ;-)
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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful By O. Marshall-smith on 28 May 2009
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Ok, so the first five episodes are rather slow, but that is not down to Joss Whedon (creator), its down to the fact the network (FOX) kept sticking there noses in and changing the scripts so the first 5 episodes could be "stand alone" and act as five pilot episodes so people could tune in and understand the show. Episode Six is really when the show hits its stride and the episodes following on get even better (Episode 8 is by far the best episode) all leading up to the finale which was a great ending to the season.

Please DO NOT just watch the first 5 episodes and stop watching, i PROMISE it gets better by episode 6. And by the looks of things this show is going to rock in its 2nd season :D

You can really tell Joss is spending time on this show, there isn't alot of TV series out there were it gets better every episode. Most of the time they start off good and begin to go down hill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. T. Crean on 1 Aug 2009
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All i can say about dollhouse is it's a show i heard about a while before it aired in the USA and as soon as i did i couldn't wait for it to air being such a big buffy and angel fan as well as a HUGE Eliza Dushku fan watching her in buffy, tru calling as well as the many films shes in.
Looking at all of the info on the internet i didnt know what to expect when the show came out, yes i knew what it was about but didnt know how it would work or how well it would have been writed but living in the UK i couldn't watching on fox when it first came out even though i wanted too so much i had to watch it so i found the website watchdollhouse which gave links to places to watch the show and all i can say it WOW.
This show is truly fantastic it has twsits and turns nobody can expect that make you just so excited and addicted to the show. The acting is all 1st class and you get lost in the world they create on tv. There is also nothing this show can be compared to its not just a spin of the ideas from buffy or firefly its a 100% original show that is like nothing you can discride. Im not going to explain what the show is like like everyone else all i will say is that that show is fantastic and anyone could enjoy it if they just give it a chance so buy the dvd!!!!!!! and enjoy

Oh and i just needed to add that im so addicted to this show that now its on sci-fi i sky+ it and watch it all over again :D so as soon as the dvds out i know ill be buying
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