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This show has potential. I'll be tuning in, hopefully its as good as I think it will be. I am a diehard Eliza Dushku fan. (TRU CALLING <3)

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*I'm going to try and post weekly reviews on the newest episodes. I know that reviews for TV isnt going to stop some of you from watching or not watching your favourite shows, but at least for people coming into this thread who are interested or haven't watched the show can read up on all the scores and accurately judge if the show is worth the time.*

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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep13 @ Aug 19 2009, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Epitaph One is a special episode - one that was never aired on TV but also one that really shows an angle of Dollhouse that should have been focused on earlier. This episode is by far the best Dollhouse episode created thus far. It boggles my mind why FOX decided to cancel airing this episode. None the less, this episode is a great treat for those who purchased the Dollhouse Season 1 DVD box set.

Epitaph One takes place in an apocalyptic 2019; A time where the streets are run rampant with crazed lunatics imprinted to fight and kill – except for a small group of healthy survivors (Which this episode focuses on). The premise of this episode is excellent, at the very start you’re wondering if you’re even watching Dollhouse (which is a good thing, believe me). One of the reasons this episode really shines is the fact that the main focus is not on the usual characters, but that of the (in my opinion) ‘no-name’ actors. They did a good job enforcing the team survival aspects of post apocalyptic warfare.



Who the hell are you two?

Not only is the acting up to par, but the episode also feels extremely fresh. This contrast on the typical Dollhouse episode is beyond recognition. You cannot predict this episode; it’s a huge plus for this episode. I’ve never felt creeped out before while watching Dollhouse, but this episode had just the right pitch to put me on edge for a good half of the episode. The atmosphere is so dreary and dark it’s an approach I would’ve loved to see earlier on in Dollhouse. This episode focuses on a lot of action which helps keep you entertained throughout the entire episode. They also manage to suck you in with many flashbacks to the past that led to the human’s demise. Each flashback was captivating and slowly revealed the pieces of the puzzle leading up to some might say an epic climax.

Now I might have spoken too soon about Epitaph One breaking free from all of Dollhouses typical twists and turns, as in this episode there still ends up being a revelation near the end that you just feel could have been played out a LOT better (and may seem familiar!) I think Joss needs to realize not every ending to an episode needs to have this type of conclusion related to specific characters (trying not to spoil it!). Some other cheesy parts include Eliza’s acting – which by the way seemed extra sloppy in this episode. I’m finding it somewhat difficult to take her role seriously when I see a 10 year old play her character better than her.

If you’re the least bit curious as to what this unaired episode has to offer go watch it now. It’s hands down the best Dollhouse episode yet. This shows great promise for season 2 of Dollhouse. The ‘no-name’ actors, atmosphere and story (excluding a small revelation at the end) are all great.

Dollhouse Season 1 Episode 13 - "Epitaph One" (UnAired Episode)
9.2/10 - Fantastic
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep12 @ May 9 2009, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So this is it, the final episode of dollhouse that we are going to see for a while, or maybe ever. Did it live up to my expectations? Well I can put that in a short answer – No. But let me elaborate on this.

Last we saw Echo in “Briar Rose” she was leaving the Dollhouse with the big bad Alpha. “Omega” picks up right where this left off as Dewitt is managing the crisis. As expected Alpha and Echo successfully broke out of the Dollhouse as we see them driving away presumably far away from where they escaped.

The beginning of this episode in my opinion was very well paced. I was quite curious as too what exactly was happening between Alpha and Echo and the flashbacks describing certain events relating to Alpha’s origin. This was defiantly the highlight of the episode. As this episode unfolds they dig into the past where we get to see Alpha before he went rogue. The events that transpired to Alpha’s destructive characteristics were more than interesting, as I was quite captivated with his plot.

Unfortunately the current situation relating to Alpha and Echo within this episode proved to be less of a shock and more of a “That’s it?” feeling. Alpha is suffering from severe mind alterations due to being imprinted with all of his imprints over his run at the Dollhouse. He cannot keep a grip on his personality and shouts of several different things relating to certain situations though different personality thoughts. He (in a very crazy and well played out way) imprints a poor women with Caroline’s (echo’s real personality) imprint. His plan was to let Caroline’s decision (giving herself over to the Dollhouse) be the last decision she’ll ever make. This was supposed to be achieved by making her own body destroy her having Echo being turned into Omega (giving all echo’s previous imprints into her head to anger her).


I am going to cut you!

This is where it starts getting cheesy as Echo (very obviously) starts fighting Alpha instead of Caroline. The fight between them is cool and fun but leads up to a very lackluster ending. As Echo is chasing Alpha he throws the imprint and runs away. Yes, he runs away and we get to see no legitimate closure between the two or anyone else. I felt extremely disappointed and while watching thought “That’s it?”. They really needed to branch that out better by having a more focused ending giving us a taste of sweet closure.

If we take a look at Paul’s storyline it begins to feel extremely flawed. After having so much hatred for the Dollhouse; near the end of the episode he agrees to work for them on the condition of setting Mellie free. At first we are lead to believe he was going to set Caroline free, but the surprise is Mellie instead. But seriously, what was the point of that? Did anyone really care, and why on earth was that a good reason to work for the Dollhouse? It seemed way too small of a bargain for a man who had the biggest obsession/hate with the Dollhouse in the first place.

Finally, the reveal that Dr. Saunders was an imprint was actually unexpected for me. I liked it, and when they were focusing on her former self “Whiskey” the scenes were captivating and thrilling. For a character that seemed dull and boring for most of the season really impressed me near the end.

So, this could be it. For a show that has been mostly unimpressive and disappointing it really seemed to get a stride going near the very end. The finale had a good startup but failed to achieve the closure I wanted. If you would ask me the chances of Dollhouse returning for a second season I would say the chances feel lower and lower after every episode (as the numbers keep dropping). It will be a shame if this is the end, as this show could have been so much more. As of right now I have mixed feelings when it comes to thinking of a second season. I would love seeing the show really find a good stride and having lots of fun with it, but I feel that this show has dug itself into such a rut that recovering from some of the downfalls of this season will be too much of a struggle. Thanks for reading my season one reviews, I hope you enjoyed them. If season 2 does come you can count on me returning to writing weekly episode reviews.

If this really is the end…
So long, Dollhouse.

7.8/10 - Enjoyable
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep11 @ May 2 2009, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dollhouse never ceases to amaze me. You can never really pinpoint where the show is going and when it’s going to surprise you. “Briar Rose” is a game changing episode for Dollhouse as it blows the main storyline out of proportion. The advancement of the story was indeed expected due to only one more episode airing, but surprising none-the-less.

The episode starts with one of the lesser popular fairy tales “Briar Rose”. The focus is set on one of the children that Echo read the story too, a troubled child that has gone through several bad events in her life. Echo is imprinted with the girls “future-self” to try and relate to the girls problems and fix her lifestyle. What was weird about this episode is that after a short talk with the girl they didn’t focus on that particular storyline anymore. I would’ve liked to have seen it resolved but I can forgive this small mishap because what they turn our attention to is more dramatic and entertaining.

Yes, Paul is the bread winner in this episode. After watching him pack up his stuff and leave Mellie things that you probably weren’t expecting get thrown at you. Paul tracks Mellie back to a mysterious building on Flower Street which he believes is the Dollhouse. I must say it was nice to finally see Paul use some brains and take his approach on the hard edge.


Hey! That's that Firefly guy!

Paul tracks down an environmentalist specialist said to have designed the Dollhouses ecosystems from the ground up, essentially making the Dollhouse “invisible” due to recyclable waste and power systems. The likeable character we are introduced to is a scatter brain – a loner with some serious issues. As the episode rolls on he eventually leads Paul into the heart of the Dollhouse which is something I was starting to think was never going to happen. It felt good seeing Paul finally get his eyeballs on something he’s been working hard to find for so long.

As Paul and his partner infiltrate the heart of the Dollhouse – including the entry to Topher’s office by tazering him – things get iffy as Paul gets to the actives sleeping pen. While it was obvious that Paul was going to get caught the thought of Boyd letting him walk out before he does more damage shocked me. Why would he even consider letting Ballard go? Either way the fight scene over echo was sweet and provided some needed action.

Just when I thought the end was here, there was still another huge shocker that this episode leaves us with at the end, which I will not disclose in this review. I couldn’t be happier with it though, as it will defiantly leave us wanting to watch the season finale next Friday. Things are looking good for Dollhouse as we enter the last episode, and I’m actually excited to see what happens next. This episode drove the main plot faster than I expected, as the show usually only gradually gives us new twists. If you’ve been watching Dollhouse since the beginning this episode is proof that this show can give us what we desire, and could possibly keep more overlying plots in the spotlight effectively keeping the show exciting enough to keep us waiting for Friday nights at 9.

9.0/10 - Fantastic
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep10 @ Apr 25 2009, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As we draw closer to the end of what could be Dollhouse’s first and last season the changes that the show has gone through are starting to become quite apparent. In this episode it feels like were taking a step back into the first few episodes of Dollhouse with changes made to better the experience.

In this episode one of Adelle’s best friends named Margret is murdered. She is reborn inside of Echo’s body -- in other words Echo is imprinted with her characteristics – granting her what some in the Dollhouse refer to as eternal life. Since she cannot stay in Echo’s body forever it is only a temporary revival. Near the beginning of the episode it becomes apparent that she was indeed murdered by one of her closest friends.

The episode goes through many trial and error stages, watching Margret try to find the person with the motive to kill her. It’s almost creepy watching her talk to her brother and siblings in a different body trying to find out what they thought of her. It turns out many people had a distaste for her wealth and power, so the list of potential killers are high.

Trying to follow who killed her was interesting and for the first time in Dollhouse’s run not obvious. There were actually a few curveballs throw in at the end that were not expected and proved to be quite enjoyable. Although I enjoyed the premise of this episode, the way some of it was told brought it down in my books. Some scenes like when her son started frenching her(echo) was overacted to the extreme. Also, the pacing was quite off as some parts of the episode just felt unwanted and boring. The episode didn’t really pick up off its feet till the last 8 minutes. That’s not to say the middle wasn’t interesting, it just lacked parts that really engaged you into the dialogue.


Dollhouse now provides some lovely incest scenes!

This episode also proved to have some of the cheesiest dialogue with Topher and Sierra. Topher requests a Doll for his annual “diagnostic test” which turns out to be his birthday. He programs Sierra into a nerdy friend that he can be around for his birthday since he doesn’t have many people outside the Dollhouse. That’s all fine and good and what we had to watch them say and do may have provided some nerdy fun, but it really ended up feeling lame.

Also what’s up with Paul? I know he is stressed over Mellie, but he is really starting to get arrogant. He knows she’s a Doll and still ends up sleeping with her. Yes you can say he doesn’t want to break character with her (otherwise she’ll know and contact the Dollhouse), but at the end of the episode he just goes ahead and tells her he’s found a client in the Dollhouse consequently being her. That story arc needs work, because I found it’s not very enjoyable watching Ballard make his own decisions.

This episode of Dollhouse took an original approach and I think the main story worked quite well. It’s cool to see the Dollhouse essentially playing “god” granting eternal life to their clients. The story was interesting and maintained a mystery until the end. Some scenes were overacted, the pacing was slow, the dialogue needed work, and Ballard really needs an overhaul on his attitude BUT amongst all of that the episode still worked. Nothing in the main story really progressed, but I suppose taking a break from it in one episode wouldn’t hurt. Although, if this is going to be the last season of Dollhouse it would be nice to see the storyline with alpha wrap up soon.

7.2/10 - Enjoyable
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep9 @ Apr 11 2009, 12:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When you watch Dollhouse you never really know what to expect. I’m not talking about what’s happening on screen, I’m talking about what kind of story the show will present you with and if it’s worth your time. If you start watching expecting something great you may end up being disappointed, yet if you expect the vice versa you end up getting blown away. What was I supposed to feel coming into this episode? I hope for the best as always, but for my sake as the viewer I shouldn’t set my expectations too high. Dollhouse needs to break this and this week’s episode could be a step to remedying this.

“Spy in the House of Love” follows the story of 4 different characters throughout the day having each sub story relate to the ending. At the beginning of the episode we see Dewitt leave the Dollhouse for business handing over responsibility to Dominic. Shortly after Dewitt leaves Topher discovers that there is a snitch in the Dollhouse messing with the imprints of the actives. Remember the messages sent through Echo back in “Man on the Street”? Looks like whoever is responsible for this could be in trouble.

From here we see Sierra take on a mission to trace the culprit as she is imprinted with the best spy hunting skills. Watching her story is quite entertaining as her story fills in for most of the action during this episode. Back at Ballard’s place Mellie returns from her “trip” only to find Paul in a stressed state. Ballard explains how he managed to disable the bugs (from the dollhouse) that he found in his apartment. His investigation is getting even deeper now as he has linked several different clients to actives. During this scene it comes to my surprise when Mellie relays another message from the snitch to Ballard. Now that Ballard knows she’s a doll things could get quite interesting with him from here on out.


Serious face is serious!

There’s actually quite a lot of surprises in this episode, including quite an unexpected one with Dewitt. It seems she has been using Victor as her personal lover for some time. When I first saw it I was kind of thrown off. Is this really happening? She makes some good points near the end of her story as she comes to the realization that what she is doing will not last forever. The problem with this story arc is that it in my view it seemed a bit awkward. While I can believe that women of her caliber would have problems having someone to love it seems like an off-putting use of Victor’s character.

Near the end of the episode we get to follow Echo as she is imprinted with spy hunter skills (much like Sierra) and begins questioning the employees of the Dollhouse to find the snitch. After a few interesting scenes – such as Dr. Saunders investment in the dollhouse -- Dominic gets a call from Sierra with the Intel on the snitch. We are lead to believe that Ivey (a character that we haven’t really seen much of mind you) is the snitch. Now anyone who’s been watching Dollhouse faithfully since the beginning will quickly catch onto the shows style of focusing attention on one character trying to surprise the viewer by making the culprit in question someone else. So obviously it is not Ivey and who it ends up being is nothing extraordinary but will change up how the Dollhouse operates and makes sense. Watching Echo figure it out isn’t revolutionary either, but she does have an enjoyable fight at the end.

“Spy in the House of Love” is best classified as a character building episode as many different things are revealed through the main characters in the show. The twists are enjoyable, but the one with Dewitt may be a little off-putting (even though it does have good reason). Don’t expect to be blown away by this episode, while there are several different revelations during the episode, none of them will strike you too hard. The characters haven’t really grown on us enough to make a strong impact, making an episode like this have less impact then it should. Although this episode didn’t reach the likes of last week’s “Needs” it still manages to keep the show flowing forward and introduces some interesting baggage on some of the major characters.



Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 9 - "Spy in the House of Love"
7.5/10 - Enjoyable
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep8 @ Apr 4 2009, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dollhouse is turning into one big roller coaster ride. After last week’s brutal episode we see a pretty excellent episode in its wake. Does this essentially mean that the show will recover and be renewed for another season?

This week’s episode starts off with no delay, the actives wake up as their original personalities before they were wiped. It’s one of those episodes that feels like it could be done way down the line, but is a much needed surprise to viewers. We get to see these characters wake up with no clue of their surroundings formulating a plan to escape.

What you see during this time is quite good, with only a few hitches. Watching them fitting in with the other dolls is great. We also get to see the backrooms of the dollhouse which I found pretty interesting (such as the dressing room). I did find this episode to move by pretty quick, but that’s a good thing, since I knew I was invested in what I was watching. This time around I was actually connecting with all 4 of the escaping actives. You will want to see them escape and find the closure they are looking for. This is a good sign for Dollhouse. As I explained in previous reviews the problem with Dollhouse is having no positive characters to connect with (we see how that resulted with last week’s episode).


Near the end of the episode the twist is not as obvious as Dollhouse usually is. It’s actually explained quite early on, but the whole premise of it makes sense and they explore it well. This is one of those times where what they were doing felt right. Still, after this episode everything is back to square one (like it always is with dollhouse), and the way they explained it could mean another struggle for the characters of the show to get interesting again.

There were really only a few shortcomings in this episode, which I found to be more than bearable. I couldn’t help but notice some of the scenes being rushed, one thing happens and then another right after, almost feeling too fast. Also, even with Echo getting turned into Caroline (her personality before the wipe) do we like her? She seems pretty stupid at times and less engaging then I’d like. They need to work on her character and some of the actions she takes, although some of the things she did were necessary to the storyline and do explain some things that needed to get out.

Ultimately this was a great episode of Dollhouse; we get rushed into things that most viewers probably weren’t expecting which is good. During the ride there are some great twists and turns with some decent humor. Like I said before, you’ll be invested in the characters this time around – even if it’ll be just for this episode. The premise of the show makes it hard to keep the characters interesting since they always start back at square one at the end of each episode. I think what Dollhouse could use is a two part episode that really digs into these characters and changes some of the dynamics of the show to keep things moving. After this roller coaster ride of ups and downs Dollhouse needs to find its stride and stay consistent to keep viewers happy. After last week’s episode who knows how many people came back to watch this episode? Let’s hope Dollhouse has some more tricks up its sleeve.

Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 8 - "Needs"
8.0/10 - Great
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep7 @ Mar 28 2009, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dollhouse showed lots of promise last week by having one of the most interesting episodes we’ve seen yet. In this week’s episode instead of focusing more on some of the new elements introduced in the show we get to see a closer look at Caroline before she got turned into Echo.

While explaining key elements of Echo the show managed to severely annoy me with less than stellar acting and a very weak engagement involving many of the actives. They are sent to deal with the containment of a college campus building that has released a powerful mind altering drug that is causing students to lose their minds. The drug seems to affect the memory centers of the brain and since the actives aren’t supposed to have any memories (because of the wipes) they are the perfect candidates to send into the building and secure the perimeter while Topher finds a cure.

Since Echo is already out on an engagement she isn’t sent to go, but during her time on the other engagement she sees the problem on TV and starts to recall previous memories of when Caroline went there and decides to go help out. The episode begins to get frustrating as the character she is playing struggles to be coherent. You see her trying to pick up the puzzles, but the way she does it is annoying. “I can get in… I think” we hear echo say; well you do or you don’t make up your mind! If every time she becomes self aware of her surroundings and acts like that I will stop watching this show.

Still, she isn’t half as bad as the rest of the cast in this particular episode. The drug begins to spread through the air and affects everyone including Dewitt. They all turn into a child like state, but watching the characters play this is terrible. What should have been humorous scenes made me angry. It was brutal to watch. The drug was so potent it also started affecting the actives and we get to see them remember some of their past engagements. This wasn’t very interesting as they were small clips of stuff that didn’t hold too much relevance expect explaining the way they are acting.


Shall I quit being stupid now?

Paul tries to patch things up with Mallie since her attack but she doesn’t want that to happen. Even though Paul is officially off the investigation he still is pursing the Dollhouse, and that puts Mallie at risk. Even though Paul cares about her he is determined to bring down the Dollhouse and accepts the fact that he can’t be with her at the time. We didn’t get to see a lot of Paul in this episode, but what we did see was Paul’s determination with his case.

Near the end of the episode we get a small twist that has now been way overused on Dollhouse. What I did like seeing was Echo finally maintaining strong thoughts and using them to win at the end. It was about time, she seriously couldn’t have been less entertaining during most of the episode. Her scenes as Caroline were crucial to her success, but when she was talking with Dewitt we still didn’t get to see the reason why she joined, something we can hope for in the later episodes.

I know the intention of this episode was to make everyone goofy, but I defiantly believe it could have been done a lot better. Watching the characters lose their minds was more frustrating to watch than humorous. Maybe it was too early to pull this dynamic on the show, since many of us aren’t comfortable with the characters we know? The fact remains; this episode was pretty brutal to watch. At least we get to see what Caroline was like before she turned to the Dollhouse, there’s no doubt there will be more focus on this later which has the potential to be interesting. Ultimately, I think Dollhouse should revert back to some of the things that were explored in last week’s episode to grab more interest and attention because what they did this week just greatly hurt this season in my opinion.


Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 7 - "Echoes"
5.0/10 - Fail
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep6 @ Mar 21 2009, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have to admit, I was quite excited for this week’s episode of Dollhouse. I’m sure most of you have heard, but for those who haven’t, episode 6 was intended to be the “next step” in the shows storytelling. They were right, as this episode now brings up several new plot lines that raise lots of questions and interest. It could’ve have come soon enough to tell you the truth.

To my amazement Paul Ballard finally got some good screen time and found clues he was searching for! After all the failed attempts searching for the Dollhouse all the pieces are finally coming together for him. He tracks down one of his suspects who has been known to order actives from the dollhouse on a regular basis. After raiding the house and laying waste to all the security (quite awesomely) in the room he finds echo. It was quite funny watching Echo’s imprint Rebecca freak out and think her husband is into the porn business. Unfortunately Ballard doesn’t get closure with his suspect as the police are called shortly after. He is forced to leave or otherwise face breaking and entering charges but at least he’s a step forward in the right direction now.

What I enjoyed was getting to see Ballard and Mallie together at last. They work well together as a couple. It wasn’t unexpected in anyway, but frankly it was something that I’m sure a lot of us were waiting to happen.

Dewitt, now understanding the full threat of Ballard gets Echo to go back and deal with him. This leads to one of the best fights I’ve seen on TV. They were tossing frying pants, throwing hard punches, smashing threw windows and flipping over cars. It was really awesome to watch. Then the unexpected happens, Echo wins the fight but doesn’t kill Ballard, no, she delivers a message from an anonymous sender. Without spoiling anything I will say that it leads to questions worth watching the show to find out.


You don't want to piss me off!

Sierra and Victor also had an interesting story. Without giving too much away I can say that there is some messed up things going on with how they treat the dolls. It’s a story about things that you wouldn’t really think of, or happen with the dolls (in that state). It was a very interesting and well played out part of the episode. We see Boyd deal with this problem quite effectivly but after all is resolved we get to see Dewitt player her part as the head in the problem nicely. I’d like to see more stuff like this in future episodes.

All in all, this episode of Dollhouse manages to raise a lot of interest. Joss himself told the press that this is just the beginning of things to come. If more episodes can follow a solid plot line like this then people will get more invested in this show. The older episodes lacked direction, it was in and it was out. Now with this episode things are explained and seen in a different light. It’s about time; we need things to speed up if Dollhouse plans on grabbing more viewers (let alone keeping the ones they already have).

Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 6 - "Man on the Street"
8.5/10 - Great
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep5 @ Mar 14 2009, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since the beginning Dollhouse has revolved around the same routine episodes – the client has a problem, Dewitt sends echo for the job, something goes wrong in-between and in the end echo comes out ok. Acceptable terms for a show and it’s been working so far, but I’m starting to think it wouldn’t hurt to change it up a bit.

I also don’t think it’s too much to ask for better progression from Dollhouse. In this week’s episode we still aren’t hitting the target. Echo is sent blind into a religious cult to gather intelligence for the ATF. The suspicion is on the leader of the group Jonas. The story was quite good this time around, but still had some problems that I just can’t let go. Starting with Paul Ballard.

I’ll admit that I enjoy the relationship between him and Malle. She’s a sweet neighbor and he just doesn’t give her any attention. The problem with Ballard is his investigations on the whole. I know I’ve been nitpicking his storyline for almost every review I’ve written on this show, but it’s all true. Even in this episode he actually sees Echo on TV and follows up the lead but in the end still doesn’t get anything solid. Can’t the writers just give him and break and give him a solid lead already? I think soon we’ll see him find Echo, but that should’ve happened 2-3 episodes ago! He’s close, I’ll give him that, but we really need to see him get deeper in this before I really care about his screen time.


It's a man reaction!

Now while I think the whole religious cult stuff is quite interesting, the events that took place once echo got into the camp seemed quite anti-climactic, especially at the end. At first it was really interesting watching Echo get past every test. But once things progressed and echo got her vision back (which was a cool scene), everything fell a little short. When Echo beat down Jonas in the fiery church it was too quick. The curveball when echo gets stuck down by Laurence is anything but surprising. We know this guy hates echo, it’s been made quite clear. What kills the suspense is when Boyd comes seconds later and rescues echo. They could’ve been more creative with the whole ordeal. Still I’m glad that Echo now has a real threat to her safety on her own turf. There’s lots of interesting things in Dollhouse that are starting to build up that will quickly enhance this show, but were just not hitting it yet.

What to me, was the BEST part in the episode was Topher. Watching him trying to explain Victor’s problem to Dr. Saunders was great. I had a nice smirk on my face and laughed out loud a couple of times. He’s really starting to grow on me (finally a character I can count on!)

Things are growing on Dollhouse, but not everything I’ve wanted. Echo is still very vegetable like and not becoming self aware fast enough and Paul still isn’t getting anywhere (but his scenes with Malle are fun to watch). Some good things are Laurence starting to take incentive on shutting down Echo for good, for reasons I believe are quite valid. If Alpha went down this same path, why wouldn’t Dewitt be taking it into account more harshly? It should be interesting to see how this plays out, my thoughts are that right before Laurence gets her echo will already be quite self aware and be able to defend herself. I can also look forward to more scenes with Topher as he is defiantly getting more likeable as this show rolls on. I think Dollhouse is now headed in the right direction and even though this episode isn’t advancing many characters its building a few plot lines up for what I’m hoping will be Dollhouse’s saving grace.


Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 5 - "True Believer"
7.0/10 - Enjoyable
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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep4 @ Mar 7 2009, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here we are at the fourth episode of Dollhouse and I wonder… “when am I going to start seeing some major changes with Echo?” In this week’s episode Echo is hired to steal a special piece of art with a team of specially trained thief’s. Her imprint in this episode may be the worst I’ve seen yet in terms of her personality. It’s not that her character wasn’t believable; it was that she was bad at making me believe it. The peculiar quick liners didn’t really help her case that much either, thankfully the show progresses echo’s fate quickly.

When the team reaches the safe it’s not overly surprising seeing the professor turn on the team and run off with the artifact consequently trapping Echo and the others in the safe. But the plot from here gets better as something I couldn’t predict happened to echo, which admittedly was quite a welcome surprise. You see, Echo gets remotely wiped from a simple phone call with Boyd. This puts her into a blank state right in the middle of a sticky situation. What trails on after this event isn’t the greatest though. What we see is echo try and overcome her vegetable state and understand her surroundings. At first it was amusing, but I believe too much time was spent examining her thoughts.


Whatevs

The nice part about this was seeing Topher freak out. Here we start to see a little bit of magic with him as he struggles to understand how the wipe could have possibility happened. We learn that he has protocols to follow, which he breaks in this episode. I’m thinking maybe in the future when more problems arise we’ll see Topher making a habit of it as he tries to control situations by himself. He also gets to the bottom of things as we find Echo’s wiping isn’t a coincidence – He learns the truth about the rogue active they sent out months ago which was proclaimed dead.

Extracting echo from the crisis ends up being very lackluster and quite unbelievable. I find It hard to believe that a place which holds so much valuable art wouldn’t be covered by tons of cops in the area once the alarm was tripped. Yet, echo seems to get by all the cops carrying her injured teammate through a simple smoke grenade. Lame. Even if they did make it past the first room more cops would be in the halls making it virtually impossible to make it outside. A little bit of creativity would have vastly helped the ending.

Agent Ballard is another story, a little bit of progression in his quest to find the dollhouse appears as he finds Lubov in his apartment asking for protection. At this point in the series though, I’m still trying to wonder why I even care about Ballard. What pivotal things has he done with the story as a whole? We see Adelle talk to someone on the phone about his exposure and how she wants the situation taken care of earlier rather than later, but what does he really know? In the end it turns out he gets all the police forces in the area to prevent Lubov from leaving.

So here we are another episode down and I’m still trying to find a character I can attach to. Echo is always someone new every week, learning little about her past in each episode. Like we see at the end of this episode only subtle hints of her picking stuff up, and it’s all stuff we’ve seen earlier, it’s time to expand on this! We need her to become self aware faster so the audience can connect with her. What is nice is the clear understanding of the villain. This rogue active seems like a doosy, and will most likely only cause more problems in the future. Still, at this rate the show will lose all of its audience before it has the chance to fix the hole they’ve dug themselves in.

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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep3 @ Feb 28 2009, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In this week’s episode of Dollhouse we see a more challenging approach to a specific situation and yet I’m still not quite sure of the overall enjoyment that this episode presented me with.

The episodes starts off with a bang when the talented Rayna Russell loses a backup singer in a mysterious accident that caused the backup singer to be badly burned. Echo is sent to replace her and is imprinted with a singing/bodyguard personality. They are under the suspicion that someone is out to get Rayna.

Lubov tries to break into Ballard’s apartment but his neighbor catches him in action. This is where Ballard and Lubov meet up, and the continuation of him telling Ballard he knows nothing [about the dollhouse] continues. We are three episodes in now and I’m wondering when they are going to progress this part of the story, is Ballard ever going to get a good tip? This part of the story needs a jumpstart to keep people interested. Lubov sends Ballard right into the hands of his “mafia” gang and Ballard is badly injured yet still takes down 4 people, yet once he has one of the men pinned he only asks about the dollhouse once before knocking him out. Doesn’t seem like something he’d do, I thought he’d at least try at a bit harder.


Tee Hee!

Meanwhile echo continues her stage performances with Rayna until we get hinted at the bad guy in this episode. The fact that the biggest threat to Rayna was one of her biggest fans was a nice and believable threat. We see Echo change throughout this situation too, as Rayna ends up being a huge bitch to her and shutting her out. While the verbal fights between Rayna and Echo are extremely cheesy, it makes up for it when Echo starts smacking her around. Echo’s task was to protect Rayna but we see her defying orders as she starts making her own decisions in the matter.

The Dollhouse sends Sierra into the mix the keep an extra eye on Echo while she was protecting Rayna. The not so shocking revelation was the Dollhouse’s intention to let Sierra get captured by Rayna’s lunatic fan. Since Echo is really developing into her own self, she knows what she has to do. In the end Echo turns up performing all the right tasks in order to defuse the situation. It was quite entertaining to see her take care of two different threats at once. The problem was that she defied straight orders and took the mess into her own hands which is quite unheard of when it comes to a doll that is only imprinted with certain memories.

It’s no surprise though, that some of the watchers of the doll’s are getting pissed at Echo’s actions. They are going to try and shut her down, and it will be nice to see how they avoid this problem. Either way I’m still quite amused by this episode as a whole. While the story was pretty good, some of the background stuff like Ballards investigation seemed like it could use a jumpstart. Even though most of this episode was pretty good, I don’t think it’s the kind of episode that would keep people coming back.

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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep2 @ Feb 21 2009, 12:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you were turned off by the last episode of Dollhouse I wouldn't blame you. I myself was beginning to doubt the caliber of the show. I am quite happy to have stayed faithful in this show because "Target" takes Dollhouse to a new level.

The episode starts off by giving us more information on the older days of the Dollhouse. We see what can happen if these actives aren't handed well. The episode introduces us into a bigger problem in the background, and raises more questions. This time echo is sent on a date with a man who seems to be looking for a good time with a girl, but after watching through the good times, we quickly find out what's in store for Echo. Let me just say that I didn't read up on this episode before watching so finding out she was going to get hunted was a pleasant surprise. This is where Dushku shines in my opinion. While she was being hunted you could really see that lost/scared feeling she was having. The episode keeps getting better from here as they continue to show past events in the dollhouse and why Boyd was hired. Nothing goes as planned for him during his secretive monitoring of Echo. We find out he's more bad ass than he seems.


The hunter becomes the hunted

Ballard is gaining more information about the dollhouse, but is still doubted by his co-workers. He proves himself in this episode as a smart person investigating something that could be very well believable, even under constant heckling's. The conclusion to this episode is great as we find out that echo is changing as a active. During the episode we see her struggling to understand what she is seeing and dreaming. When her mind is wiped everyone thinks she looks like a clueless active but she picked up on what she learned from the psychopathy subtly.

I'm really looking forward to where they are going to take this next. I'm hoping they can pull off another episode like this, but I'm still not sure if this show can pump out A+ stories every week. We shall see. If you haven't tuned into dollhouse yet I highly recommend it, for a show that started out slow it's gaining momentum fast.

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QUOTE (Dollhouse Ep1 @ Feb 13 2009, 12:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I watched the new episode. After what seems like a terribly long wait to see Eliza back in action, I must say I'm not fully satisfied with this particular episode. Maybe it was the massive hype that's been growing in my head. It's clear to me that there is going to be some great idea's happening on this show in the future because the flexibility in the design of the show. But in this particular episode's case it feels like the acting fell short.

From the beginning of the episode I couldn't shake the cheesy feeling of the problem that Echo was hired for. It's the first episode and clearly there's a lot of leeway in my mind when it comes to characters pulling their weight but I would have liked to see more character's explored throughout the episode. Sure it was focused on the main problem at hand which was generally interesting, but what are the background operations running this dollhouse? I'm sure more will be explained in the coming episodes - which is great for keeping me excited about the show, but when I see certain storylines getting heavy at the very beginning without any knowledge of the actual characters it makes me less interested in what's happening.

Dollhouse looks to me like it's setup for great ideas and originality, which will keep viewers like us interested in every episode, but I'm hoping that Dushku brushes up on some of her acting skills and gets more comfortable with playing her "multi-role" self.


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sounds like a porn tv show. lol in theory it sounds interesting, i'll probably check it out once the first season finishes so i can get a better insight into the show.

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QUOTE (It's ME! @ Feb 11 2009, 11:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sounds like a porn tv show. lol in theory it sounds interesting, i'll probably check it out once the first season finishes so i can get a better insight into the show.


Lame, the show needs viewers!

Meh, Before I start boosting this show I better watch it first incase it ends up sucking :/

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I have not even heard of it till now ... but:
QUOTE (Plasmic Fury @ Feb 12 2009, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am a diehard Eliza Dushku fan. (TRU CALLING <3)

this

... so thanks for the info

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AAAAA+++++++++++++++ GREAT SERVICE AND GOOD PACKAGE. WOULD BANG AGAIN

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QUOTE (raw_genesis @ Feb 12 2009, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have not even heard of it till now ... but:

this

... so thanks for the info


I think me and you have the best taste in women tbh.

Adriana Lima & Eliza Dushku FTMFW tbh

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Ill be watching for Joss Whedons writing, I dont think dushku is that hawt :/

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QUOTE (DethFanatic @ Feb 12 2009, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont think dushku is that hawt :/

.... D8

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.... D8

... GTFO my internets!


just sayin, she was hot like...10 years ago lol

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hmm... looks interesting.. i might have a looksee

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QUOTE (DethFanatic @ Feb 12 2009, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ill be watching for Joss Whedons writing, I dont think dushku is that hawt :/


As long as your watching I suppose.

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I've been waiting for this show when it was first announced.

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Dushku is kinda hot, I just hope that she isn't the only selling point to it.

I am an old time buffy fan however, and may check it out eventually due to Joss Whedon

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lol i was going to ask you about this show, looks interesting, and hoooot, checking it out if i can.
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are you fucking kidding me? i would totally use that as my comedy act at school, bitches love feces, ever seen 2girls1cup?

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Well, I watched the new episode. After what seems like a terribly long wait to see Eliza back in action, I must say I'm not fully satisfied with this particular episode. Maybe it was the massive hype that's been growing in my head. It's clear to me that there is going to be some great idea's happening on this show in the future because the flexibility in the design of the show. But in this particular episode's case it feels like the acting fell short.

From the beginning of the episode I couldn't shake the cheesy feeling of the problem that Echo was hired for. It's the first episode and clearly there's a lot of leeway in my mind when it comes to characters pulling their weight but I would have liked to see more character's explored throughout the episode. Sure it was focused on the main problem at hand which was generally interesting, but what are the background operations running this dollhouse? I'm sure more will be explained in the coming episodes - which is great for keeping me excited about the show, but when I see certain storylines getting heavy at the very beginning without any knowledge of the actual characters it makes me less interested in what's happening.

Dollhouse looks to me like it's setup for great ideas and originality, which will keep viewers like us interested in every episode, but I'm hoping that Dushku brushes up on some of her acting skills and gets more comfortable with playing her "multi-role" self.


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I can't wait to see it, I'm a huge fan of Whedon's work.

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QUOTE (Plasmic Fury @ Feb 13 2009, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I watched the new episode. After what seems like a terribly long wait to see Eliza back in action, I must say I'm not fully satisfied with this particular episode. Maybe it was the massive hype that's been growing in my head. It's clear to me that there is going to be some great idea's happening on this show in the future because the flexibility in the design of the show. But in this particular episode's case it feels like the acting fell short.

From the beginning of the episode I couldn't shake the cheesy feeling of the problem that Echo was hired for. It's the first episode and clearly there's a lot of leeway in my mind when it comes to characters pulling their weight but I would have liked to see more character's explored throughout the episode. Sure it was focused on the main problem at hand which was generally interesting, but what are the background operations running this dollhouse? I'm sure more will be explained in the coming episodes - which is great for keeping me excited about the show, but when I see certain storylines getting heavy at the very beginning without any knowledge of the actual characters it makes me less interested in what's happening.

Dollhouse looks to me like it's setup for great ideas and originality, which will keep viewers like us interested in every episode, but I'm hoping that Dushku brushes up on some of her acting skills and gets more comfortable with playing her "multi-role" self.


Dollhouse Season 1, Episode 1 - "Ghost"
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One reason why I don't watch shows (besides the fact that i don't have cable) is for the reason that one cannot get a good idea of a show from watching just a few episodes. i think some people may find this true also with The Sarah Connor Chronicles; the first few episodes didn't give the audience enough to get a full view of the show.

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Watched it, wasn't impressed. There wasn't anything memorable about it, acting and plot wasn't all that good... only reason to watch it is seeing Dushku imo.
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QUOTE (Destructor @ Feb 15 2009, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Watched it, wasn't impressed. There wasn't anything memorable about it, acting and plot wasn't all that good... only reason to watch it is seeing Dushku imo.


I find that usually Dushku shows start off weak, but then build really intense storylines, so keep watching. If it doesnt get better by the 5th episode then we might have a problem.

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It seems dollhouse has received extremely low ratings for a series premier. It saddens me, but I'm pretty sure the reason why is because Fox has the show on a Friday Night timeslot... Who the fuck watches tv at 9:00pm on a Friday night?

It seems Dollhouse and Terminator have been dug an early grave by Fox.

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If you were turned off by the last episode of Dollhouse I wouldn't blame you. I myself was beginning to doubt the caliber of the show. I am quite happy to have stayed faithful in this show because "Target" takes Dollhouse to a new level.

The episode starts off by giving us more information on the older days of the Dollhouse. We see what can happen if these actives aren't handed well. The episode introduces us into a bigger problem in the background, and raises more questions. This time echo is sent on a date with a man who seems to be looking for a good time with a girl, but after watching through the good times, we quickly find out what's in store for Echo. Let me just say that I didn't read up on this episode before watching so finding out she was going to get hunted was a pleasant surprise. This is where Dushku shines in my opinion. While she was being hunted you could really see that lost/scared feeling she was having. The episode keeps getting better from here as they continue to show past events in the dollhouse and why Boyd was hired. Nothing goes as planned for him during his secretive monitoring of Echo. We find out he's more bad ass than he seems.


The hunter becomes the hunted


Ballard is gaining more information about the dollhouse, but is still doubted by his co-workers. He proves himself in this episode as a smart person investigating something that could be very well believable, even under constant heckling's. The conclusion to this episode is great as we find out that echo is changing as a active. During the episode we see her struggling to understand what she is seeing and dreaming. When her mind is wiped everyone thinks she looks like a clueless active but she picked up on what she learned from the psychopathy subtly.

I'm really looking forward to where they are going to take this next. I'm hoping they can pull off another episode like this, but I'm still not sure if this show can pump out A+ stories every week. We shall see. If you haven't tuned into dollhouse yet I highly recommend it, for a show that started out slow it's gaining momentum fast.

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