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Dollhouse

A FOX television show, created by Joss Whedon.

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Started confusing, now AWESOME!

  • Apr 19, 2009
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Although FOX has a super-bad habit of canceling things without giving them a chance, you should definitely give it one.

The Dollhouse has the technology to 'wipe' a person's whole personality and all their memories, and 'imprint' another for whatever the wealthy and connected clients desire. Eliza Dushku plays Echo, a 'doll' who may be becoming more aware than they want her to be.

Although the first few episodes impart a LOT of information in very rapid succession, everything is pretty clear by the 6th episode.  This is the first one completely written by Joss Whedon (creator of other brilliant shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly) and one is finally treated to his trademark humor and style.

It just keeps getting better!

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Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Dollhouse revolves around Echo, an "Active" member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don't just perform their hired roles; they wholly become, with mind, personality and physiology whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.

Confined between missions to a secret facility known as the "Dollhouse," Echo and the other Actives including Sierra (Dichen Lachman), are assigned engagements by Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams), one of the Dollhouse leaders. After each scenario, Echo, always under the watchful eye of her handler, Boyd Langton (Harry Lennix), returns to the mysterious Dollhouse where her thoughts, feelings, experiences and knowledge are erased by Topher Brink (Fran Kranz), the Dollhouse's genius programmer.

As the series progresses, FBI Agent Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) pieces together clues with the help of Russian informant, Lubov (Enver Gjokaj), that lead him closer to the Dollhouse. Echo stops forgetting as her memories begin to return, and she slowly pieces together her mysterious past.

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Premiere Date: February 13, 2009
Description: Elite secret agents with programmed personalities and abilities that are tailored to fit each mission. When their missions have been completed, their memories are wiped clean.
Genre: Sci-fi Drama
Studio: 20th Century Fox Televi
Starring: Eliza Dushku
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