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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Summer Glau joined the series as Bennett Halverson, after the cancellation of her television series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles". See more »

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Boyd Langton: Would you like a treatment?
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Love it. Dark and thoughtful.
7 September 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

This show is amazing. And dark. Very, very dark. This has clearly made many people uncomfortable. However, Helo, sorry, Paul, essentially spells out the message in the pilot: when seemingly helpful technology is created someone finds a way to use it for evil.

I don't believe the show makes any apologies for the people at the Dollhouse. I believe it shows the ways those people rationalize what they are doing so they can sleep at night.

This show is a great vessel for exploring the nature of the soul and personality. What makes people who they are. Despite being wiped and implanted over and over, Echo retains some of her Caroline-ness. This show is not ultimately about "the world's oldest profession," but about what makes humans human. If you can't get past the creepy paying for people, and, yes, the singer episode, then this is really not your show.

And, speaking as a woman, I really don't find it all that offensive. I'm actually not all that certain why I should. The dolls are of both sexes and I see a strong female lead, may Whedon continue to put them on television.

I highly recommend this show. Get past the first few episodes (which Fox tinkered with) and see the brilliance beyond.


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