Temis the Vorta wrote:
From the first time I read this premise, my initial thought was similar: where's the Why-Should-I-Care factor in all this? The lead character must want something, and I must care about her enough that I want to see her get what she wants.
Wow, B5 again. For me, the interesting question is not "What Do You Want?", but "Who Are You?" And I'm less interested in following the character going after their goals, than the character engaging in a journey of discovery, for which them achieving goals is just a part.
Whedon's stories are unique in exploring "Who Are You?", every one, and most of his characters, not just the "star(s)".
Dollhouse may be the most literal iteration of this concept yet in Whedon's work.