Dollhouse frustration!!

When Dollhouse first aired I absolutely loved the concept. The whole idea of people being able to reprogram the human mind to think new ideas well....completely blow my mind. I have always been one of these people that is fascinated with the workings of the mind so dollhouse became one of my favourite shows...that is until now!

In my view season one was great the casting was spot on and the writers had a good balance of real and make believe. I felt the writing was so good that you could almost believe that the dollhouse or say something like it really existed in what we call the real world. However now that Fox are pulling the plug on what could have been such a fantastic long running series I can help but feel that the writers have taken it one step to far. For me the whole "this could really be happening" has been lost in this desprate need to bring the show to a close. I'm sad to say I feel that the writers of season 2 have lost what dollhouse was really all about. Of course I still watch it but I cant help but feel frustrated because I know there where so many better story lines they could have run with. Anyhow I wont be to bothered when its gone now. In my view they didn't just bring the dollhose down they tore it down!

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Jan 9, 2010 11:42PM EST

I think the second season is amazing. Much better than the first. It was like, we got to know about the dollhouse and the people inside it, but we never knew what was really going on outside, what's happening in other houses and who Caroline really was. Now we're finding out and I'm so excited for it. I don't get excited with many shows these days, but Dollhouse is blowing my mind right now.

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Jan 10, 2010 6:13AM EST

Indeed! The second season is so gutsy and although I agree there's an obvious rush in the last episodes, I don't dislike the rythm at all. Compared to its previous season they're rushing at 100 p/h and it's suits it just fine! The time for slow pace is over. I think the idea is to end it with a bang! They're not tearing it down, they're taking advantage of the time they have!

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Jan 10, 2010 8:48AM EST

I only hope they can make a lot of seasons out of it.....not just 3-5 seasons

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RegnantDawg
Jan 10, 2010 8:06PM EST

Thank you to you that have left comments on my view of Dollhouse, its always good to get feed back form other people. One thing I have to agree with is what nariyeb has said about season 2 being gutsy, the writers have certainly been daring with the script and to be fair this recent twist with Boyd was good but still a little to obvious for my taste.To what kanakatasrophe has said with regard to knowing whats happening in other Dollhouse's I also have to agree, however I feel the rest of the story line is virgin on the ridiculous. Dollhouse for me was always about cutting edge science and how man would manipulate it for their own selfish desires. But now its become like of those old jokes about how many people you can fit into a mini. Take Eliza Dushku role as Echo/Caroline for example; She was perfect through out season 1, She was growing as the lead charactor at a good, steady pace and because of it I was intrested to see what would happen to her next. But now she has these multiple personalities and the ability to turn them on and off at will, I find my self totally turned off by her as a charactor. To add to that, having Echo as the dominant personality out of however many she has crammed into her mind is beyond ridiculous, Its like having a child commanding a vast army. Also we are lead to believe that she will have dominance over Caroline her "True self" which I feel is a insult because in truth Echo does not really exsist?Its like what I said in my first post, I believe for a story to be good it has to have a sense that it could be real and hold that through out. Sadly Dollhouse has lost that appeal and the reason for it is Echo has become this super human multiple minded maiden.Anyhow deep breath.........I must remeber it is just a TV show! LolDid I fall asleep..?Errr...I sure did.

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Jan 10, 2010 9:55PM EST

Just a note, its "verging on the ridiculous" not "Virgin". Ell Oh Ell.
To actually comment on what you've posted though, I couldn't disagree with you more. This second season has brought a depth to Echo and the show in general, that I felt was lacking in the first. I have completely adored what they did this season. Also, how could you say that Echo doesn't exist? To say she's less of a real person than Caroline is pretty irrational and shows that you haven't really been paying much attention to this show and the concepts they bring up.

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RegnantDawg
Jan 11, 2010 7:27AM EST

Thank you for your comment maddmaxx. Have I been paying attention? Or should I say...did I fall asleep? Lets take a look at the facts. Caroline, even though she have been removed from her body should be without a doubt the dominant personality when returned to her former self. Topher has stated this in both season 1-2. It must also be remebered that Echo is only a inprint herself created by Topher to keep her (like all the other actives) under control. This is why I say she does not really exist. Now for the concept to hold true I believe that rules need to be followed as set out in season 1 and reaffirmed early on in season 2. Now the only explanation we have for this massive deviation from the rules is that which has been given by Boyd and at times DeWitt, and that is "Shes special". Well.........This I can not accept. For such a original and strong concept I expected more from the writers.Never mind...Its the way the dollhouse crumbles.

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Jan 11, 2010 8:34PM EST

To clarify, Echo is not an imprint, she is in fact a lack of an imprint. I agree Caroline will more than likely dominate her, but Echo doesn't want to see it that way as she doesn't know what will happen to her if it is like that.Echo is special, mainly because Caroline was forced into becoming a doll, therefore she would - even in a doll state, which Echo is - fight her way back, just as she's always done.No offense meant, but I really think you need to read more into the dialogue and back story they have thus far showed us.

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RegnantDawg
Jan 12, 2010 10:23AM EST

I try to be my best!!

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Jan 16, 2010 1:53AM EST

I totally enjoyed the second season. Sorry to see the show gone. Loved the development of characters.

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