1) Dollhouse's premise is ridiculous, and further, the creators knew it was ridiculous, as the skeptical FBI agents discuss how ridiculous it is in the first episode.
2) The scifi tropes are heavily recycled. Confused protagonist being mindfucked by a super secret organization? We're mining material from The Pretender here, maybe My Own Worst Enemy. That's a really bad sign.
3) The line, "Why don't you ask Echo? Oh, that's right, she can't remember!"
Is there any reason not to beg FOX to kill this?
UPDATE: I linked the title of the post to a solid L A Times review, which adds some other gripes, like the fact Dushku is not up to playing multiple personalities, if any.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009