Granted, it was a decent stopping point for the show. All the dangling plot-lines were resolved and if we weren't aware of the two "Epitaph" episodes, we'd all drink our collective Slurpees and let out a sigh of relief knowing that Dollhouse ended on an emotionally satisfying note.
TWO WEEKS until the next episode? Come on, Fox. What's up with that?
We see the beginnings of the Boyd Langton/Doctor Saunders relationship hinted at in "Epitaph One," but once again, considering that Amy Acker has a limited appearance this season in order to go to Happy Town, she was the highlight of this episode. I honestly hope that show fails, so that Amy will be around this one more for next season. Is that wrong?
I guess if this is the last season we could still write those posts, but until then, here's a trailer for season two, which starts Friday.
(S01E13) This episode of Dollhouse never actually aired on Fox, and in fact, it's not going to. I'm not sure why, though, because I thought it was fantastic. Yes, it was a dramatic departure from what had gone before, but despite its unique presentation, it offered some amazing insight into the world of Whedon's Dollhouse, and its future.
"Epitaph One" will be available on the Dollhouse: Season One DVD, available July 28, 2009. It was also screened this past weekend at Comic-Con. Even though I wasn't there, I did manage to get my hands on it, so join me, if you will, for a very spoilery look at the true season finale of Dollhouse.
The writing in season five is excellent, the characters are both fun and multidimensional (especially Wesley, whose story only gets more and more tragic), and it's just a great all-around season. Here are five reasons why I loved this season as much as any TV show (including Buffy).
I have to say, I really only started watching Angel out of respect for Buffy and Joss Whedon, and because I really loved the character of Angel (and David Boreanaz is not hard to look at). I was alternately watching Buffy and Angel at the same time (one disc of Buffy, one of Angel, and so on); it was a good way to do it, because there were a few crossover episodes that made a lot more sense watching them that way.
Does this new TV season seem weird to you? It's almost as if it hasn't "officially" started yet. Ratings for returning shows are down, only one new show seems like a real breakout hit (The Mentalist), and there's an odd feeling to the whole season so far. I think it's a mix of the writers strike, apprehension that shows we like will get canceled too soon, and the new habits of TV viewers (TiVo, iTunes, Hulu, AOL Video, and other online viewing destinations, etc). It's almost as if the new season won't be in full swing until Lost, 24, and American Idol come back.
Another show that a lot of people are looking forward to is Dollhouse, the new FOX show from Joss Whedon. Fans freaked a bit last month when the show's production shut down. But it was only for two weeks, and now Amy Acker explains what happened and why there's nothing to worry about (to summarize, Whedon shut down production so he could change the fourth episode a bit and catch up on scripts).
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is becoming the "it" show, the show everyone is looking forward to and talking about (unless, of course, you didn't like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Firefly). We've already told you that Eliza Dushku was signed to star in the show and that Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett had joined her (along with Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, and Fran Kranz from Welcome to the Captain, which I doubt will be back on CBS next season), and now comes word about other cast additions that will thrill fans of a show about a vampire (no, not this one).
There is finally an official start date for the show as well. Drive will premiere on Sunday April 15th before settling in to Mondays at 8 on April 16th. Leading in to 24 is about as good a slot as they could have asked for, and taking over for Prison Break seems to make a lot of sense. Viewership for the two shows should be similar, so hopefully most of those folks will stick around to see what Minear has cooked up.
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