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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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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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In a city of millions, many souls get lost... See more »


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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuća lutaka See more »

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(26 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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All of the names of the Actives used in the Dollhouse are taken from the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Echo, Sierra, November, Victor, and Whiskey). See more »

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Boyd Langton: Would you like a treatment?
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A Love Supreme
12 December 2009 | by UncleTantraSee all my reviews

In season one of "Dollhouse," Joss Whedon (creator of the series) wrote only two of the episodes -- #1 - "Ghost," and #6 - "Man on the Street." True-blue fans (of which I am one) tend to think that they were the two best of that season. In season two, Joss wrote episode #1 - "Vows," but has remained absent as a writer until now. So along comes episode #8 - "A Love Supreme." If you know the works of John Coltrane, everything you need to know is in the title. "A Love Supreme" was Coltrane's masterwork. I suspect that "Dollhouse" -- short-lived as it may be -- will be regarded in the future as somewhat of a similar masterwork.

Jazz is improvisation. You start with a theme, a concept, and then -- if you have the balls -- you take it and get all Nike on its ass and Go For It. Coltrane did that with his "A Love Supreme." Joss did that with his. It's not just that every note of the basic theme led up to but could never predict the eventual epiphnal moments when the piece took flight and became something else, something transcendent to the theme. It's that every note of the first few bars in which the theme was established were *essential* to it taking flight. What came before didn't just precede what followed; what came before *enabled* what followed, and allowed it to happen.

"A Love Supreme" is not a one-hour segment in a 26-hour television series. It is chapter twenty-one in a twenty-six-chapter novel.

Sometimes when I watch "Dollhouse" I feel like a reader following the works of Dashiell Hammett, or Raymond Chandler, or, for that matter, Charles Dickens, in the first publication of one of their novels. All of these writers' novels were *serialized* in cheap pulp fiction magazines. Readers bought them for pennies and rarely realized that they were reading great literature. And what could be cheaper and more pulp fiction than broadcast television, on the FOX network, no less? And yet.

"Dollhouse" is great literature. Besides, it's funny. I don't think I'm ever going to stop laughing at Echo saying to Alpha, "He's ten times the man you are...and you're like...40 guys." :-)


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