Mr. Lee looks at DOLLHOUSE.

Did Dollhouse start slowly?

Oh yeah!

It was only my faith in Joss Whedon and my Editors even greater faith that kept me keeping on. Good. It has raised the ante by several times and it has turned into a real thriller/who dun it, who’s the inside man (or woman, my bet) What is Alpha (we just found out who, Alan Tudyk of Firefly, playing Wash on steroids and then just the steroids. Nice piece of work I didn’t see coming) and just what exactly the hell is going on here?

For those of you who don’t know, the Dollhouse is an seemingly huge company that finds people in trouble, legal trouble not apparently other kinds, and make it go away if you sign a five year contract after which they erase your memory and personality and program you for whatever job they have. Concubine, spy, hostage neg! otiator, gigolo, what have you. Thus there are several stories going on at once. The jobs. the dolls, in the main Echo/Caroline played by Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Eliza Dushku, the FBI Agent everyone keeps telling the Dollhouse is an urban myth, and management, fronted beautifully by snooty English babe Olivia Williams.

It would be pretty easy to catch the thread coming in now and pick up the back story in reruns and Dollhouse needs it. It’s on the bubble so record it, seems they can count that now because this one needs saving and it is a different and damn good watch.

Lee Crawford