Dollhouse had the potential to be the one brilliant show on fox. It could have been so much more but either out of lack of vision or plain network incompetance the show was canceled half way through season two. At the time I wrote this it was unclear if they would air the remaining 13 episodes that were filmed.
Right from the get go we are introduced to the mysterious Echo,Racing a Motor Cycle, Dancing up a storm with Prince charming untill she leaves for the evening , picked up in a Black minivan with no windows greeted by "its time for your treatment.
From there we are introduced to the doll house , a secure facility that houses volunteers who all have some kind of a past that eventually brings them here. While inactive they are as helpless as small children, loaded with the most basic of skills to live. However they are easily programed in "The Chair" to be horrific assasins, Ardent lovers, The Long lost spouce, The Cunning theif ..... all for a price .... Hotly persued by the FBI who denys its existance but still persues, the dolls play out a season and a half of fantastic gripping TV. Much Like Firefly grabbed you , so will the Dollhouse....
Dollhouse works so well, has a brilliant cast and a wondeful fantasy sci fi principle,the fools at the fox network sandbagged it with the death row spot of 10 o'clock on friday nights. Clearly they didnt want it to succeed.The second season showed real promise with PVR Ratings that doubled its viewing audience I think there needs to be some house cleaning at fox. If you have the choice , this one is best in blu ray to absorb the rich feel and sound that it encompasses.
At this price season one is a steal as it retails much Higher at big box and electronics retailers.
Praying For Another network to save the Dollhouse