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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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Series cast summary:
 Echo / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Boyd Langton (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Topher Brink (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Paul Ballard (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Victor / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Sierra / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Adelle DeWitt (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Mellie / ... (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Dr. Claire Saunders / ... (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Laurence Dominic (13 episodes, 2009-2010)


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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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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(26 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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As of 2009, this is the lowest rated television drama to get a renewal from a major American television network for a new season in the last 20 years. See more »


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Boyd Langton: Would you like a treatment?
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Kind of a shame....
28 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...that FOX is letting this one go. The time-slot didn't help (Friday night is usually the go-out-and-party-night) so most folks (like me) would TiVo this or DVR it for later viewing (which doesn't count to the networks, I guess). More's the pity. This show is really picking up steam and the story lines are getting better and better, especially now that the Echo, Sierra and Victor characters are being fleshed out more and given extremely interesting back stories. Eliza Dushku is a find as the tough, enigmatic protagonist of this series and since FOX isn't going to allow this cool show to go past two seasons, I sincerely hope they have the common sense to keep her on the payroll for other projects. Her chemistry with both good-guy Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Pennikett) and with brilliantly insane psycho nut-job Alpha (Alan Tudyk) is palpable and riveting. The casting of Olivia Williams as the ice queen in charge of the Dollhouse is spot on while Harry Lennix and Fran Kranz (as cool head security dude Langton and as genius programmer nerd Brink, respectively) add another dimension to the whole show. I'll continue watching this unique and entertaining series until it finally bows out a short time from now and hope that some other network may step in at the last minute and save it though that seems unlikely (again, pity). This is just a cool, pseudo sci-fi type show that probably had the misfortune of a cruddy time slot because everything else (the acting, writing, casting) was brilliant. Too bad more people didn't watch it or give it a chance.

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