7.7/10
43,227
167 user 35 critic

Dollhouse 

Clip
1:14 | Clip

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Creator:

Joss Whedon
Reviews
Popularity
1,206 ( 73)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2010   2009  
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Tru Calling (2003–2005)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis
Angel (1999–2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Dark Angel (2000–2002)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Alias (2001–2006)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau
Roswell (1999–2002)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl
Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia
Sanctuary (2008–2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl
Charmed (1998–2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Firefly (2002–2003)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Edit

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
Edit

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 ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MySpace Page.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuća lutaka See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series had a similar premise to the earlier television series Joe 90 (1968). In that series Joe McClaine, a preteen secret agent had skills downloaded into his mind which enabled him to become anyone. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Boyd Langton: Would you like a treatment?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.24 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

What You Don't Know
(uncredited)
Jonatha Brooke
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Love it. Dark and thoughtful.
7 September 2009 | by hbabcock_28See 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.


154 of 186 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 167 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed