I Have Seen Dollhouse
December 5, 2008
First, the good news. The reviewer is a seasoned Joss fan.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the premise stacks up.
Now the minus. Dollhouse as conceived (a heroine plays a different “person” every week) is less a series concept than an actress’ showcase, a sort of extreme version of an Alias undercover premise.
However, it ends well:
If it weren’t for Whedon’s pedigree, I’m not sure I’d be dying to see a second episode. But for me, the main draw now is not seeing Dushku become a different person every week, but getting to see Joss Whedon become a different writer every week.
So we’ll have to wait and see.