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Earlier I railed against The Dollhouse. I take it all back.

...Actually, no. I stand by everything I said about the first five episodes. I was completely right; the series just improves a lot with episode 8, and the last two episodes (11, 12) are really good. There's a -lot- of thought-provoking science fiction happening in there, and a reasonable amount of literary depth.

So I'm in for Season 2. I'll watch it regularly, enthusiastically. And if Joss stabs anyone in the fucking chest, I'm going to fly to cali and headbutt him.

Date: 2009-07-31 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferricide.livejournal.com
haha, so what you're saying is start with season 2. =P

Date: 2009-07-31 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chronovore.livejournal.com
I think you could start with Ep. 6, or even 8 and not miss anything critically, unrecoverably important. It might feel like en media res, but otherwise you'll be better off than I am. And I think starting with Ep. 11 would be just a little difficult, but more accurately it would be very hard to deal with the characters sympathetically.

Date: 2009-07-31 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjgalahad.livejournal.com
Well, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. If you liked the "thought-provoking science fiction", you're going to really enjoy the unaired 13th episode. It's reach sometimes exceeds it's grasp but it gets a definite "A" for scope, effort and making you realize just how dangerous the Dollhouse tech can really be.

All that said, it's Joss, dude. Getting attached to any Joss character is like saying "I really like that guy in the red shirt's initiative. I wonder how long he's known Captain Kirk?". Which is to say, I wouldn't mind you headbutting him if he kills anyone needlessly. Again.

Date: 2009-07-31 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chronovore.livejournal.com
How is it /you've/ seen the unaired 13th ep?

And, yah, LOL at me expecting Joss to grow as a writer. No, er, wait. I already think Firefly is better than Buffy, and the last two eps of Dollhouse were significantly more complex and nuanced than Firefly. So I'm hoping he has a trick other than "stab 'im inna chest" for inducing tragedy. And I don't expect that no-one will die; I just, seriously, want them to be killed in a way that doesn't involve massive chest trauma from impalement.
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Date: 2009-08-01 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chronovore.livejournal.com
As it turns out, yes. Not sure whether to purchase or to P2P.

Date: 2009-08-01 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjgalahad.livejournal.com
Dude, there's a really simple explanation - I have Whedon's family tied up in an undisclosed location and he now gives in to my every whim and demand. :P

Point made. I really don't think he's going to be killing anyone for shock value in Dollhouse, with or without pointy instruments of DOOOOOM. Erasing their minds? Well, that might be a different story. I'm still deeply curious as to what exactly "The Attic" entails.

In a way, I think that what happens to the Dolls is kind of worse than death. Luckily, I'm a very perverse fan of the "fates worse than death" trope.

Date: 2009-07-31 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imlac.livejournal.com
Glad to hear the confirmation.

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