The Fundamental Flaw Of Dollhouse
December 9, 2009
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So as you all probably know by now Dollhouse has officially been canceled by the geniuses over at Fox. Not even Summer Glau was enough to save it! That makes a second television show by Joss Whedon that has come to a premature end on Fox. The first of course was Firefly. Don’t get me wrong, Dollhouse is no Firefly, but its still certainly entertaining.
I can’t complain too much, at least Fox gave Dollhouse a chance by renewing it unlike Firefly which got screwed over numerous ways. The problem was that Dollhouse never seemed to catch on with people, it seemed to be missing something that other Whedon shows had. Other sites seems to have it pegged and I have to agree with them. If you look at Joss Whedon’s other shows like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly there was a ‘family’ that everything tied together with. Buffy had the Scoobies, Angel had the Fang Gang, and Captain Mal had the crew of Serenity. The family always made for an interesting dynamic and you don’t get that with Dollhouse. The family to all of these shows makes it easier for viewers to grow attached to the characters and become invested in the show even if its not one of their normal types of shows they watch.
Dollhouse never had the family that viewers could grow attached to. I really enjoyed Dollhouse and I’m pretty sure that I’ll miss it when its gone. Then again, I’m not a normal television watcher. I’ve always enjoyed odd SciFi shows that are thought provoking. I really think that its really difficult to make a Friday night show take off and be successful. Friday has notoriously been the graveyard where Fox places shows to do. It happened to the Sarah Conner Chronicles and now Dollhouse. Hopefully Joss Whedon can get his show on a different network next time, but of course I was shocked he went back to Dollhouse. Dollhouse we’ll miss you when you leave, but we’re sure as hell going to enjoy the final run of episodes we get.
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