A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.

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Joss Whedon
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2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Eliza Dushku ...  Echo / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Harry Lennix ...  Boyd Langton 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Fran Kranz ...  Topher Brink 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Paul Ballard 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Enver Gjokaj ...  Victor / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Dichen Lachman ...  Sierra / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Olivia Williams ...  Adelle DeWitt 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Miracle Laurie ...  Mellie / ... 15 episodes, 2009-2010
Amy Acker ...  Dr. Claire Saunders / ... 14 episodes, 2009-2010
Reed Diamond ...  Laurence Dominic 13 episodes, 2009-2010
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A shadowy organization uses mind-wiped humans known technically as "actives" and colloquially as "dolls" who are imprinted with false memories and specialized skills for various tasks on behalf of paying clients. When they are not on assignments, they live in an underground "Dollhouse", a facility that protects and provides for their needs, including food, exercise and sleeping pods little bigger than coffins. One of the dolls, a young woman called Echo by her handlers, is slowly becoming aware of herself and what is going on. Meanwhile, at least two different people on the outside are trying to bring down the Dollhouse, one by finding Echo and the other by using her. Written by ahmetkozan

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You can wipe away a memory, but can you wipe away a soul? See more »


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In Season 1 Episode 10, "Haunted", the horse trainer wears an outfit that clearly resembles that of Malcolm Reynolds from "Firefly". Both this show and that were created by Joss Whedon. See more »

Quotes

[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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What You Don't Know
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Jonatha Brooke
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Way Ahead Even 10 Years Later
14 February 2019 | by mark-532-636690See all my reviews

See it all the Way Through To The End. Many judgements were made after only a few episodes before the plot arc was revealed. Brings both hope and terror for the future. Genius. Reminds me of the creativity of the best of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, with a bit of Phillip K. Dick thrown in.

Invest. An easy 8 out of 10 even if sci-fi is not your thing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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