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Old February 19 2009, 10:45 AM   #61
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Re: Joss Whedon wins again.

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I can't say I was terribly impressed. It wasn't bad, but nothing really grabbed me at all.
My sentiments also. I was expecting more. My daughter had just shown me Dr. Horrible and that did get my hopes up. I'm not bailing though. I'll give it a full run, as it could get better. Hope it is at least given a chance.

Now to the important stuff; why has noone mentioned Eliza Dushku's legs anywhere in this forum? All of the Genre Babes and objectifying women's body parts threads and not a single mention. That little white dress, the heels, had me working the DVR. Anyway, more Eliza in little white dresses and heels.
I wasn't very impressed either. It was average at best but I'll give it a chance to see if it improves. Word that Fox executive messed with it has made me curious enough to see if he can improve the show.

I have to agree with you about the dress and Eliza Dushku's legs. Even my wife made a comment!


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^ have you got a screenshot of that?
Check out the picture thread in TNZ. Someone posted an animated gif of her dancing in the dress. It's very nice!
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Old February 19 2009, 11:06 AM   #62
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Re: Joss Whedon wins again.

I just managed to see it last night, I wasn't blown away to be honest. Watchable, but nothing special. As pilots go, it fell a little flat for me. The characters who actually have memories seem very hollow or one-dimensional to me, except the guy who does all the wiping/imprinting.

I didn't really care for Eliza Dushku's "I remember nothing" expression at various points, and I was surprised at the lack of wit and charming character moments you normally find in a Joss Whedon script.

Tahmoh Penikett put in a pretty good performance, I thought. So on the strength of that and the whole Alpha thing in the final scene, I'll keep watching to see how it pans out. I'm not really keen on a "memory of the week" style show though so I hope the main arc of the show starts coming to the forefront.

Then again, it's probably been cancelled while I was typing this. Damn you Fox!
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Old February 19 2009, 05:53 PM   #63
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^ have you got a screenshot of that?
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She definitely has some nice legs.
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Old February 19 2009, 06:29 PM   #64
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Re: Joss Whedon wins again.

With movement (you likely need Neutral Zone access).
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Old February 19 2009, 06:49 PM   #65
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there is one shot in there, that looks like it might get FOX in trouble, if the superbowl incident is anything to go by
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Old February 19 2009, 06:52 PM   #66
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Man, does she have beautiful legs...
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Old February 20 2009, 12:08 AM   #67
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Re: Joss Whedon wins again.

That dress was ridiculously short.

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I wasn't blown away, but I was intrigued enough that I will keep watching. I'll be honest and admit that if this wasn't a Joss show I'm not sure I'd stick with it. Of all of the actresses Whedon has featured on his shows, Dushku might be my least favorite--I don't think she has the range the others do. Not that she's bad, but I always found both Faith an overrated character and Dushku not especially appealing.
Take that back! Take it back! How could you even say that?
*sniff*
I don't even know you any more.

Thank goodness Eliza won't read your hateful words!
*double sniff*
Awwww, I certainly don't mean to hurt the feelings of either Eliza or my dear, delicate co-mod. It's just that when I compare Eliza to Sarah Michelle Gellar or Alyson Hannigan or Emma Caulfield or Charisma Carpenter or Amy Acker, she kind of falls short. She's not bad by any means, but the others are just awesome.

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I didn't really care for Eliza Dushku's "I remember nothing" expression at various points, and I was surprised at the lack of wit and charming character moments you normally find in a Joss Whedon script.
Same here. I wasn't totally sold on Firefly's premise at first, but I was pulled in by the characters and the witty dialogue right off the bat. The fact that most of the dialogue in this show could have been written by anybody was a little disappointing. Joss is special--Joss is a damn good writer. I expected more.
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Old February 20 2009, 02:33 AM   #68
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Old February 20 2009, 06:46 PM   #69
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Finally watched the pilot ep on my DVR last night. Watchable, but not spectacular. I wasn't drawn in. I wasn't thrilled. I wasn't giddy with excitement. I missed the humor that Joss usually brings to his shows. Dollhouse doesn't take off running.

Then I thought about Joss's other series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. All of these shows start off okay - but not spectacular. Angel, as a series, evolved so much that watching the first episode feels odd sometimes. The interviews and articles I've read about Dollhouse indicate that there was some trouble getting the show going, but by the end of the 13-episode run, the writers claim to have really found a rhythm. It's possible that as the season progresses, things will get much more interesting.

I'm not ready to write the show off as a failure or a success. But I'll give it a chance.
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Old February 20 2009, 10:19 PM   #70
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^Good point about Whedon starting slow. That's my take on Dollhouse--not blown away, but it's Whedon, so I'm going to stick with it.
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Old February 21 2009, 01:32 AM   #71
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Whedon may start off slow, but his characters are always interesting from day one. Both Buffy and Angel had pilots that were boring, but also felt unique and had potential to grow. Dollhouse felt like generic FOX crap aimed at the 18-35 year old male demographic. The most interesting character in the show was a poor man's Knox. Dollhouse never should have seen the light of day.
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Old February 21 2009, 01:55 PM   #72
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Dollhouse felt like generic FOX crap aimed at the 18-35 year old male demographic.
Heaven forbid us young men might have something to watch on TV. Never mind, though, I'm sure Joss will add some five foot nothing girls beating up marines just to make us all feel at home.
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Old February 21 2009, 03:48 PM   #73
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Re: Joss Whedon wins again.

With the right imprint....er....."training", I'm sure an Active could do that.

The question is why one would be trained that way.
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Old February 21 2009, 03:59 PM   #74
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With the right imprint....er....."training", I'm sure an Active could do that.

The question is why one would be trained that way.
As I said, I'm sure it's only an episode or two away. I just hope Joss doesn't waste an interesting concept by behaving like his show is on The CW.
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Old February 21 2009, 04:45 PM   #75
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That dress was ridiculously short.
That wasn't a dress. It was a shirt.
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