I just finished Dollhouse. I’m a little burned out on the Olympics or as NBC presents it – swimming/diving, volleyball, gymnastics and track. I can’t believe I had to go to Bravo at 6am to watch tennis. But I digress.
In considering Joss Whedon’s TV series, Dollhouse, I recognized that the Dolls could easily be interpreted as Whedon’s meta-commentary on his creation, use, and sometimes disposal of characters, particularly female ones. (I’ll never forgive him for what he did with Cordelia on Angel.) Joss Whedon is acutely aware of his position as creator and how his faithfully, or obsessively, his fan base follows his creations. After Buffy, Angel, and Firefly, he was due some navel-gazing with Dollhouse.
Yet I chose to watch the show from more of a sci-fi perspective than from the standpoint of how a creator considers his creations. I found the questions raised in Dollhouse about humanness, Read the rest of this entry »
I was recently asked by Mr. Lousy if Dollhouse was worth watching. Mr. Lousy has seen all the other Joss Whedon series from Buffy to Angel to Firefly, and, like me, was a latecomer to all of them. (We both overshot Buffy by more than a decade.) I am going to recommend that Mr. Lousy arrive late to the table once again, bearing in mind that I might not steer others in the same direction, for Dollhouse is the most sci-fi of all the Whedon shows (no – I am not forgetting Firefly) and the most difficult Read the rest of this entry »