Dollhouse: To Be Or Not To Be, Too Quirky?

by admin on September 5, 2008 · 2 comments

Dollhouse to Quirky?iFMagazine have slammed the chances of Dollhouse staying on the air. How dare anyone have an opinion that isn’t completely positive about Dollhouse or Joss Whedon!:

When: Mid-season

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Giokai
The Skinny: Joss Whedon’s latest TV show about an illegal group that has had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. They then carry out a number of engagements for wealthy and powerful people – from romance, to criminal, to dangerous, to comical to good deeds.

Chances of Survival: I hate to say it. But it is doomed. Sorry Whedon lovers but his track record on Fox with FIREFLY is terrible and the fact they have already had him rewrite it once. Plus, while I love this premise and I think it will be a great show and I will watch every episode, I think for the average viewer it will be too quirky.

In all seriousness this is healthy for the show, Peter Brown , who wrote the piece, simply gives his reasoned opinion on why he thinks the show will fail, that’s what we want right, reasoned opinion? Not everyone is a Whedon die-hard, and that’s a good thing, right? Whilst I don’t buy into the whole ‘Dollhouse being doomed because it’s on FOX’ thing, Peter could be right in that Dollhouse might be too quirky for some viewers. I mean, I know what I want from Dollhouse, I know what I expect, I’m also willing to be surprised, but I don’t want “Buffy”.

Dollhouse has a premise which, in my opinion, offers more credibility and greater scope. Yes Buffy was good, but Dollhouse could be the show that takes his ‘art’ to a whole new level . I still want Whedon’s humour to be in DH, but I hope the show is more serious and ‘real’ in tone. Please make the show more serious and real in tone?

Actually, let’s ask the question. How Quirky do you want Dollhouse to be? Feel free to vote in the poll below:

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Gina September 5, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Even if it is quirky – Whedon delivers realness. A lot of shows’ concepts are more real, but the way their stories carry out are not. Well, they’re neither real nor logical. They go for what will bring angst to their characters. Whedon simply explores human nature, and as long as the show has that [and how can it not with the concept being what it is?] I’ll be happy.

Roco September 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Hi Gina, You make several good points. I hope you’re right, I hope that Whedon gets the balance right. The potential to explore human nature is one of the things I’m most looking forward to, like you say the show is crying out for it to be portrayed.

I guess ‘quirky’ and ‘real’ can work in harmony, I’m just not 100% convinced that Joss can pull it off, whislt also allowing the show to be taken seriously. I want a dash of quirkiness but not too much that it negates the underlying concept of the show. I just don’t want this golden premise to go to waste.

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