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Dollhouse 

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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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 blank_dolls@livejournal.com

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


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuća lutaka See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Discontinued after 27 episodes. 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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Referenced in Horrible Turn (2009) See more »

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Intelligent, complex and entertaining
23 December 2009 | by WhyMeSee 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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