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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Dr. Bennet (Summer Glau) makes several mentions of studying the Amygdala. In Firefly Summer Glau played River Tam, whose Amygdala was stripped, causing her to lose any self control and go insane. See more »

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[repeated lines]
Topher Brink: Hello, Echo. How are you feeling?
Echo: Did I fall asleep?
Topher Brink: For a little while.
Echo: Shall I go now?
Topher Brink: If you'd like.
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Jonatha Brooke
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Intelligent, complex and entertaining
23 December 2009 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Why do intelligent TV shows get cancelled all the time?

When this show moved away from single episode arcs, revolving about the assignments, and turned to handling complex themes like - how does one deal with the ethical questions around this kind of human trafficking (-> self-deception, mostly) - what makes a personality - how does an Active cope when confronted with the fact that apparently s/he gave up his/her personality willingly - what makes one give up his personality and allow oneself to be dealt with like a "thing"

Dollhouse became a truly fascinating show. Yet entertaining, captivating. Which of course led to it being cancelled. Oh, sigh.


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