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Dollhouse, week 9

At last, the Dollhouse I'd been hoping for: complex story structure, actual character development, interesting and unselfconscious exploration of the basic premise, and moral conflict without the moralizing. It's like a whole different series, which I'm OK with.

First thing I did when the show ended was check IMDB to see who wrote the episode, and what do you know, the lead writing credit belongs to Jane Espenson, the woman responsible for "Band Candy," "Conversations with Dead People," and a dozen other of my favorite Buffy episodes. Co-writers include Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon of Dr. Horrible fame. (I'd love to know how they divvied up the actual writing.)

Naturally, there are rumors that the show is going to be cancelled. FOX is so awesome.

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catko
Apr. 11th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yes! I've been moaning about my disappointment with this show, and you subtly hit on what my problems were: uninteresting and self-conscious exploration of story structure, no character development, and moralizing. Kept seeing glimmers of a much better show, which if anything made it harder to watch. I'd resigned myself to sticking with it to the end, since I want to see Alpha, then last night WOW what a great surprise.

Just Reed Diamond in the back of the van, that scene alone would have done it for me.
citycrystal
Apr. 12th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
Of course they're not going to air the episode Joss directed and wrote. Why would they.

*cry*

This after one of my friends who does not watch TV at all is suddenly addicted to Dollhouse.
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