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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 07:58:29 PM »
As much as I liked this show before, the last two episodes have really picked up. Last week's episode (with the religious compound) took a very minor, nitpicky misstep right at the end, but beyond that I've been incredibly impressed. I'm really enjoying it.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2009, 12:54:34 AM »
I, for one, only watched the first few episodes due to Whedon-loyalty, though I wasn't that impressed with the show. However, as of episodes 4 and 5, my faith has been rewarded and I love the show now. It's gone from good potential to fantastic execution.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2009, 05:15:06 AM »
What was the misstep at the religious compound? Beyond the fact that when they went into the compound in riot gear, none of them looked in the doorway of the building, which was visible from the gate, and no one heard the one guy get shot?

(I liked the episode a lot, by the way.)
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2009, 04:06:42 PM »
Like I said, it was a very small misstep that probably only bugged me. I was expecting Boyd to whisk Echo away in secret, so that when Ballard arrived he would find no body and no witnesses that she had left--in his eyes she would have disappeared completely, and in the eyes of the cultists she would have left as miraculously as she arrived. Having Boyd just walk out with her allowed a funny little joke with the ATF guy, but was comparatively a lot less cool than what I was expecting. That might not qualify as a misstep, but I'm counting it as one.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2009, 08:41:49 PM »
For the ATF guy to know for sure they were alive provided him motivation not to tell the FBI guy he knew who Echo was, since Boyd had that video to dangle over his future career.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2009, 08:51:09 PM »
finally caught up on this show again. the last 2 episodes are really heading in the right direction. advance reviews say that tonight's episode is the one where the show puts its stamp on how it is going to be from now on. Joss Whedon himself said that the series didn't even really start for him until episode 6. i am excited.

I also like how Joss Whedon is telling people to stop expecting so much humor everywhere. He doesn't need to be funny to be successful, and if people would stop comparing it to Firefly or Buffy (stupid comparisons), they might actually see the great ideas that are being put on TV by this show.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2009, 11:22:25 PM »
So how was it? I caught maybe twenty minutes of it. From what I saw it looked good, but I must have missed the parts that had EPIC written all over them. What did you guys think?

EDIT: I did love the interaction between the FBI agent and the rich guy who had Echo programmed to be his dead wife. So much going on there.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2009, 05:14:55 AM »
Very good episode (a bit harsh in places--definitely not a family show).  You can watch it on hulu.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2009, 05:18:13 AM »
i thought this episode was the best of the bunch so far. there was a lot of good stuff going on. that said, i thought Echo's speech at the end was a tad off.

and yeah, i thought the themes were significantly darker. i'm excited that after all the promise of "episode 6 will make you like it a lot", the promise was actually filled.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 03:03:58 AM »
This episode had several twists that worked really well. They're continuing the show's main arcs while simultaneously going in new directions, which is cool. This episode also made me incredibly mad at the same time it made me very excited: I was literally shouting "Awesome! But wait, I don't want that to happen to her! Stupid show!" I figure any show that can do that is pretty impressive.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2009, 03:16:29 PM »
I am really really enjoying this show. I just found out about it on Friday, and my wife and I watched all 6 available episodes over the weekend on hulu.

The premise is VERY interesting. Much more so than other TV shows. The humor is not as obvious as past Wedon shows but there is an underlying darkish humor about the show.

Each episode got more and more intense. I love how things are spiraling out of control! It confirms my own thoughts on the complexity and indominability of the human spirit/mind. I really like the characters who run the Dollhouse, their morality is very interesting. I love the variability of the clients too. I really rather felt bad for the guy whose wife had died and when Echo went back, it was a combination sweet, touching and creepy. That is hard to pull off.

All in all I think this is being handled VERY well.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2009, 03:42:14 PM »
in my opinion, the lack of overall humor really emphasizes the moments of humor when they DO happen. the whole "Porn" segment killed me - especially when she walks by the room.
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2009, 07:17:20 PM »
Dear Steve: stop stealing all my thoughts. Why isn't the tinfoil hat working?
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2009, 08:37:13 PM »
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Re: Dollhouse
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2009, 09:19:23 PM »
Dear Steve: stop stealing all my thoughts. Why isn't the tinfoil hat working?
come now, how is a tinfoil hat supposed to stop me when I got the blueprints from reading your mind before you made it? i mean seriously, of COURSE I know how to get around something so simple...
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