Dollhouse, Joss Whedon's weirdest show, started out being about people who can be anybody. But last night, every one of the show's characters was so clearly defined, so much themselves, that their personalities are imprinted on our brains forever. Spoilers...
On last night's Dollhouse, we went deep inside the curiously understaffed heart of Rossum Corp., met the man in charge, and dished out sweet, brain-soaking justice. Yay, the good guys won! Well, sort of. Spoilers ahead.
The closer Dollhouse gets to its unjust cancellation, the nearer the end of civilization gets. And once again, the apocalypse just makes everyone, and everything, better. But what was up with that last plot twist? Spoilers ahead...
Last night, Dollhouse served up a blend of the Borg, The Matrix and The Cell... and then revealed how they all fit together, in a wholly original story. And then we finally learned the secret origins of Rossum. Spoilers ahead.
Most television shows either accept their limitations or transcend them. Dollhouse started out bashing its head against its limitations, before finally leaping over them. And after last night, I'm not sure it still has any. Spoilers and mindwipes ahead...
With last night's double-header, Dollhouse swung firmly back towards "best thing Joss Whedon's ever done" territory. There was only one slight problem... the weak subplot involving Summer Glau. Mega spoilers below!
It takes guts to turn your heroine into a horror-movie monster, and sorta mean it. Last night, Echo's propensity for going beyond her mission parameters finally turned scary and wrong. Won't somebody think of the children? Spoilers below.
Way, way back in July, we asked Joss Whedon if Dollhouse was saying that nurture trumps nature, and we're all just what we're programmed to be. And now we know. Spoilers ahead.
Last night's Dollhouse advanced a theme the show has sneaked into a few episodes so far: The idea that the abusive, mind-crushing Dollhouse is the future of the human race.
Last Friday's Dollhouse pushed the show's messed-up preoccupations one step further: now not only can your life be erased at the push of a button, but select, wealthy people can have eternal life. Spoilers ahead!
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is not a playful space — it's a shattered dungeon where everybody's ruled by id. Dolls and dollmakers alike, everybody's a lightning flash away from revealing their ugly reptilian brains. Spoilers ahead.
If Dollhouse's dehumanizing premise made you uncomfortable before, then last Friday's squicktastic episode probably took that discomfort, and ratcheted it up to psychic agony. Erase your brain with spoilers...
When Joss Whedon went around telling everyone that the March 20 and April 3 episodes of Dollhouse were the ones to watch, I wondered what that meant about last night's installment. Now we know. Spoilers!
Joss Whedon keeps his promises - last night's Dollhouse was a handsome reward to everyone who'd been paying attention to the series' first five weeks, while still introducing the basic premise to the newbies.
There's something strangely awesome about a show that advertises using nekkid women, and then devotes a huge chunk of an episode to the enterprise of turning a hunky man into a eunuch. Dollhouse spoilers ahoy!
I still love Dollhouse dearly, so I'm sad to report that this Hulu ad felt like the best part of last night's episode. But there was still some mindwiped goodness to be had. Spoilers below!
Last night's Dollhouse episode is being called "the sexy bow-hunting story that should have been the pilot." But to me, it was our first glimpse at some deeper layers of the show's mythos. Spoilers below.
I've watched the first episode of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse a few times now, and I love it more than ever. It's taut, exciting, and a good intro to the show's challenging concept. Spoilers aplenty...