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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dollhouse Season One DVD Review

Are you a fan of Eliza Dushku? ME TOO! How about Joss Whedon? Me too? LOL. Joss was responsible for bringing the world the tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I might have caught an episode or two, but was not a diehard fan (mostly because when it was on tv, I was the lowest child on the totem pole, so at my house, I never got to watch what I wanted.)

From Eliza and Joss' creative minds comes Dollhouse. The premise is this underground society/business of dolls. Dolls are people that have voluntarily entered into contracts for something like 5 or 10 years. Their minds are wiped cleaned and their memories stored on these disks to be restored when their contracts expire. In the meantime, they are programmed to meet the buyer's need at the moment. One week they might be playing a domestic partner, another week they might be hired assassins and then the next week, they could be leading someone on a hiking expedition.

Each week follows "Echo" (Eliza's character) on her different missions. She has a handler who protects her for those times when something bad happens (and believe me, they do!) Her real name is Caroline, and throughout the season we get more and more glimpses into her past and why she chose to become a doll. There is an FBI agent who is very much interested in finding this urban legend that is the dollhouse. He figures out that Caroline is one of the dolls and wants to save her. This makes things quite difficult for those that run the dollhouse. Also, we find out about Alpha, who was a doll that went bad and tried to kill everyone... is he in "the attic" never to be seen again or has he escaped and is on the loose?

I love this show! This is one that my husband and I watch together every week. I'm bummed to hear that Fox almost didn't renew it for a second season, but they did, with the caveat that there must be major budget cuts. I shall have to give Fox a piece of my mind, the next time anyone there cares to hear me out (which will be never). Anyway, it's definitely worth the watch!

Family Time Factor: Not something young children could enjoy, but nothing that you can't watch with your older children- although some of the plots might be over their heads.

MOTR Grade: A-

Dollhouse: Season One is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!!!


  1. Thanks for the review! I soooo thought this program was just about models.
    I have to watch this now- sounds interesting!

  2. I think I'm going to give this show another shot. I watched the first episode with Vinny and we didn't like it. I've heard so many great things about the show I feel we didn't give it a fair chance.