My newest post over at TVverdict is a topic obviously near and dear to my heart: keeping Dollhouse on the air. This week, I tackle why the show is worth watching even though you might’ve heard otherwise.
Below is an excerpt from the post:
Unlike Whedon’s other shows, it is set in a world not so different from ours. There are no vampires. No werewolves. No Alliance, Reavers, or Evil League of Evil. The primary antagonist of Dollhouse is unchecked and irresponsible corporate technological advancement.
How’s that for an abstract villain? And to further complicate matters, this abstraction is also what motivates our protagonists because it’s their behind-the-scenes employer and reason for being.
It really is a sticky mess.
And among all that, Dollhouse manages to embed societal commentary about human trafficking, prostitution, and free will. And the shows creators also manage to find time to create an ensemble cast with incredible synergy and style as well as provide intriguing plots, action, hot girls with guns, handsome guys who can legitimately act, and some humor thrown in for good measure. I can’t remember where I saw the quote, but I agree: Dollhouse is the smartest show you’re not watching.
Intrigued yet? Be sure to check out the complete article at TVverdict.com.