Dollhouse (2009–2010)

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A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments.

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 Echo / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Boyd Langton (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Topher Brink (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Paul Ballard (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Victor / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Sierra / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Adelle DeWitt (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Mellie / ... (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Dr. Claire Saunders / ... (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Laurence Dominic (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
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The show follows an organization that employs mind-wiped humans known as Dolls who are implanted with false memories and skills for various missions and tasks. When they are not 'at work' they are living in a real life Dollhouse which gives the show the name. One of those mind-wiped humans, a young woman named Echo, is slowly starting to become aware of herself and what's going on - all the while somebody on the outside is trying to bring the Dollhouse down while getting closer to Echo - possibly not aware that she is one of the Dolls he is after. Written by blank_dolls@livejournal.com

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She can be anyone, except herself. See more »


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Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon came up with the premise of the show, while having lunch and talking about her career options. See more »

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Boyd Langton: Would you like a treatment?
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Brilliant
2 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit, when I watched the first episode of this show I was a little let down. As a long time Whedon-fan I'd had high hopes for his TV return. The pilot didn't exactly have me clapping my hands and doing cartwheels. The next few episodes held my interest, but it was mid-way through the season (when Fox stopped interfering) that the trademark Whedon-brilliance really appeared.

The show was no longer just about Echo, but started to give more screen time to the other characters, who are all as perfectly flawed and human as they can be. We started to get a stronger sense of the underlying arc, the moral ambiguities that the Dollhouse presents became more apparent and I found myself counting the hours till I could watch the next episode.

This is a show that will make you think and question. If you want mindless fluff, go elsewhere (90210, anyone?). If you want real, intelligent television (with a whole lot of fun mixed in), then Dollhouse is it.


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