Dollhouse 1x02 "Ghost" (OAD 2/13/2009) *Spoilers*

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    LoadStar

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    (ETA: For the few that did not follow the other Dollhouse pre-air threads, this is in fact episode *2* as the title indicates. Episode 1, the pilot, was thrown out at Joss' request.)

    Not sure what to think yet. The most apparent observation for me was that this definitely didn't have quite the same sparkle as any of Joss' previous TV series. It's still early, though, so that's not really a major concern for me.

    The opening scene with Echo and the lady who runs the Dollhouse seemed very tacked on, and did not seem to segue very well into the series. I was a bit lost at first until I figured out that was a flashback.

    If the goal is to keep the Actives "innocent" while in the Dollhouse, they seriously need to re-evaluate policies - like, maybe, LOCK THE DOOR when you don't want an active walking in on a procedure - and how about not making an entire wall translucent when there's lots of flashy sparkling light that would attract anyone's attention, including the Actives.

    This definitely does seem to be a very episodic (i.e. opposite of serial) series, per FOX's request, which is OK, I guess. We'll see how successful they are at developing the season arc within that framework.
     
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    EMoMoney

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I was amused by the scene where the FBI guys basically sneer at how ridiculous the concept of the show is... :D
     
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    LoadStar

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    In English this time?
     
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    EMoMoney

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  6. Feb 13, 2009 #6 of 215
    Gregor

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    I'll give it a couple more eps for plot development.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Oh Stewardess, I speak Strong Bad.
     
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    LoadStar

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    Now... any further discussion...?
     
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    betts4

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    I am just about to watch it, but I have a small 'brag'. I was at a Star Trek/Science Fiction Con tonight and they have Alan Tudyk as their guest. He came around to some of the tables and was chatting with us. He told me "man, Joss's new show is starting right now!" I chuckled, and asked if he could pull his iphone out and direct tv program it. (he is in a commercial for them) It was a great moment. His face lit up and he laughed and he is cuter in real life than on screen.
     
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    ruexp67

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    If they just showed Eliza dance in that white dress for an hour every week, I'd watch. :D

    I don't really see the value in operating the way they do. Why not go get an ACTUAL hostage negotiator, for example. But it's an interesting concept, and honestly I'd watch Eliza sit read the phonebook. ;)

    It took me a few episodes to get into Firefly, so I will give Dollhouse more episodes before I evaluate it. But so far, I'm in.

    Oh, did I mention Eliza looked SMOKIN?
     
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    Peter000

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    It was fun. I'm not sure Eliza Dushku was the person for this role though. She kind of reads through her lines.

    Though the good thing about the whole Dollhouse concept is that if someone sparkles more than ED, they can easily switch the focus of the show to another Active.

    It was good to see Amy Acker (as the Dr.). Anyone else get the feeling she was a former Active, judging by scars? I want to see more of her backstory.

    They need to reign in the guy who plays the techie who does the treatments. He's way too over the top, IMO. Maybe he'll grow on me.

    I'll keep watching. It's better than Knight Rider certainly, but that's faint praise.
     
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    Amnesia

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    I would think that the Dollhouse hasn't been around all that long if Dushku is "Echo" and the new girl is "Sierra". If they're going alphabetically, then Echo was the fifth girl...or maybe even the fifth active...
     
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    cherry ghost

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    My thought exactly and my only complaint. They should have made the character older.
     
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    heyitscory

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    Hmmm... that was kind of lame.

    It gets 2 more views, and I'll see if it can change my mind. That gets one more view than Knight Rider did, because it's Joss.

    Knight Rider was absolutely unwatchable. Awesome effects, and dialogue that makes me wish I didn't have ears.
     
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    hefe

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    There's always too much exposition early on. I think there's plenty of promise, and I enjoyed it.
     
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    getbak

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    I have a feeling she's "Alpha".
     
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    jschuur

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    I enjoyed it. Will keep watching for a while to see it evolve.

    What was happening at the end of the episode though? Were those Caroline/Echo's parents? Were we supposed to recognize the guy watching the video?

    Obviously that and the 'Alpha' tease were meant as hooks to get us to tune in the next time.

    I'm not sure about using 1x02 in the subject. Sure, the original pilot never aired, but will most people understand that or will they think a 1x01 thread is missing?
     
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    lordargent

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    Strongbad reference.

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Unless they recycle names when Actives die...
     
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    EMoMoney

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    Not really. I just didn't like it at all, and I thought I would keep is short and simple.
     

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