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Old October 11 2009, 12:24 AM   #31
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

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Dollhouse
is far more damning of the guy's mentality.
The people running the Dollhouse may be the protagonists, but don't be fooled into thinking they're supposed to be the good guys.
I know that - I'm thinking more of the rather icky look into Whedon's psyche that that show gives us. He likes to create abused heroines and then make us feel sorry for them. Not sure what exactly he's working out with that kind of crap, but I do know that I don't want to observe it. He should keep it between himself and his shrink.

It's a good basic idea, though. The lead character should have been some big, beefy guy who volunteers for the Dollhouse because he's a vicious psychotic killer and the Dollhouse beats lethal injection. That way we aren't subject to Whedon's female-victim fetishizing because nobody's going to get weepy about a psychotic killer who looks more like Vin Diesel than Eliza Dushku.

Deep Space Nine: Mentally unstable sci-fi writer inserts a messianic Mary Sue into Star Trek.
Oh no, that wasn't REEAAAL!

Deep Space Nine: The Federation antagonizes aliens, commits genocide, and calls the war a draw.

Heroes: An ongoing experiment to see how much character assassination, plot illogic and general incoherence you can shoehorn into one TV series.

Lost: An ongoing experiment to see how long an audience will follow a plotline that makes absolutely no sense.
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Old October 11 2009, 12:45 AM   #32
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

House: Misanthropic ass somehow keeps a medical license and actualy is able to afford an type of living considering what his malpractice premiums must be.

24: Velvet voiced mad-man attempts to break every law in the planet one day at a time.

Lost: A show designed to make people bang their heads against the wall in frustration.

Almost any 90s sitcom: x-many x-something assholes sit around bitching about their lives.
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Old October 11 2009, 12:57 AM   #33
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

TharpDevilport wrote: View Post
It's called humor.
I thought there was a court order against your type of "humor".

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Becker: Misanthropic ass somehow keeps a medical an license and actualy owe is able to afford an type of living considering what his malpractice premiums must be.
I fixed it for you.
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Old October 11 2009, 01:05 AM   #34
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It's called humor.
I thought there was a court order against your type of "humor".

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Old October 11 2009, 01:16 AM   #35
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Re: Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

24: A single day of action spread over 24 episodes.

General Hospital: A single day of action spread over 11,700 episodes.

Seinfeld: Four friends end up in prison.

Stargate SG-1: Travel to faraway and exotic places, meet new and interesting people, and then kill them.

Starship Troopers: Home town boy journeys to stars

Starman Jones: Home town boy journeys to stars

Have spacesuit, will travel: Home town boy journeys to stars
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Old October 11 2009, 01:23 AM   #36
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Temis the Friendly Ghost wrote: View Post
It's a good basic idea, though. The lead character should have been some big, beefy guy who volunteers for the Dollhouse because he's a vicious psychotic killer and the Dollhouse beats lethal injection. That way we aren't subject to Whedon's female-victim fetishizing because nobody's going to get weepy about a psychotic killer who looks more like Vin Diesel than Eliza Dushku.
Well, that plotline is in there, although so far we haven't seen enough of Alpha to really judge how interesting he is.
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Old October 11 2009, 01:29 AM   #37
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Sarah Jane Adventures: Middle age woman has kids help her fight aliens, in a desperate attempt to relive her youth.

(best I can come up with)
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Old October 11 2009, 04:04 AM   #38
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Gattaca: Vain man compulsively grooms himself.
Battle Royale: School children learn valuable skills in inter-personal conflict resolution
Sideways: A tribute to Pinot Noir
Gladiator: A treatise on structural unemployment and the difficulties of employment transition.
American History X: Idealistic youth is ground down by society.
Apocalypse Now: A road trip film.
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Old October 11 2009, 12:08 PM   #39
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Stealth: military prototype runs amok and causes international incident as well as ecological catastrophe.

Robocop: amnesiac police officer engages in vigilante justice
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Old October 11 2009, 01:43 PM   #40
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Rocky II - A unintelligent man with traumatic eye injuries is forced into violent sport because of economic hardship.

Rocky V - a legendary and respected boxer retires after getting brain damage, gets in street fight and argues with son.

First Blood - A small town sherriff is forced to action when a mentally unstable Prisoner escapes.
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