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Dollhouse

Posted on 2009.05.16 at 19:45
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When I was in high school most of my buddies had awkward, gawkish younger sisters, most of whom I never noticed nor paid any attention to.

Until one summer...

It was more than just the development of full breasts, though I would be remiss in mentioning that among all my friend's sisters, they were quite noteworthy. With faces which were now clear and smooth, hair which now framed their previously childish faces, and jeans which accentuated an ass I'd never before noticed, I wonder why my friends never questioned my renewed interest in visiting them at their homes.

Of course I was a young man then too.

I just started watching Dollhouse but I'm no longer that young man I once was. Ergo, now that Harry Tasker's little girl from True Lies is portrayed as a sexy, lithe woman, I still see the little girl crying from the top of a scaffolding, "Help me, Daddy, help me!" I can't quite see these once-child actresses as the sex objects they're supposed to be. The first time I saw a pic of Hermione Granger in lingerie, I just shook my head. Yeah, she's got boobs now, but she still looks like a little girl to me.

Outside of that, Dollhouse reminded me initially of that not-quite-up-to-snuff canceled remake, The Bionic Woman. But the strength of the cast (familiar supporting actors) led by Joss Whedon's artful imagination has kept me interested. I'm downloading the episodes now, but will be first in line when its released on June 28th.

Comments:


mr_dowg
mr_dowg at 2009-05-17 12:38 (UTC) (Link)
I am glad that you like that show....I tried watching it and really wanted to like it but gave up after about 5 episodes because I was completely bored during every one of them!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-17 16:36 (UTC) (Link)
Granted we've only watched the first three, but as long as they don't get dull I'll continue to do so. I quipped to my wife that its difficult to like the characters since they're always changing! Besides, we're at the point now we'll even watch mediocre shows - just for something to watch.

Speaking of a mix of both, interested in watching Millennium? The first two seasons are fantastic! The third and last season is complete ass. Let me know and I'll make the transfer.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-18 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
So we watched up to Episode 8 or 9 last night, and I decided one of the reasons I like this show is that they're all very different. I like House, M.D. for example, but its a lot like Power Rangers in that every episode has the exact same plot sequence, everytime.

When I get the box set (which has a 13th never-before-aired episode) you may want to give it another try.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-05-18 14:55 (UTC) (Link)
Dollhouse sucked. I caught the first episode and couldn't even finish it. Being an X-File refugee, it's hard to find anything as cool anymore. Plus the actress above could not sell "sexy" to me not one percent. I had a friend in high school who's little sister had a thing for me and was always trying to be what she thought guys wanted. Too much make-up, too much perfume too little clothing. Every time I looked at her I felt bad because I wanted to laugh. This is what Dollhouse reminded me of... a young girl trying to be a sex goddess.

I do slap myself now when I see her. She is an absolute 10. She lost that little girl look and now reminds me of Catherine Zita Jones. *sigh* And she does gimme that "this could have been all yours" attitude when I run into her from time to time.

The show I totally LOVE is "Breaking Bad". I can't wait for the second season to end so I can get it on DVD. Hasn't bored me once. Except for last week. It seemed to be filler.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-18 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
I consider all first episodes exposition, expecting them to suck, because that's the unfortunate task at hand. Some don't; most do.

It seems we're on the same page with poor little Dana Tasker.
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