Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dear Potential Audience for Dollhouse

Dear Potential Audience for Dollhouse,

If you, like me, are a fan of Joss Whedon's work, it's likely you tuned in Friday for Dollhouse. You may have been disappointed in the show. (unless, like me, you read so any negative reviews, you actually liked it!)

I'd just like to remind you about a little show I love called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I still frequently recommend this show to people who have never watched it. I also tell them, the first season is a little cheesy, but keep watching, it gets much better. Am I ever thankful that Buffy had an audience that gave it 7 seasons. An audience willing to give this show roughly a season and a half to find its footing and give us one of the best shows ever made. Seven lovely seasons that sit in a small box on my of my favorite possessions. :)

So it's with that in mind that I ask you to give Dollhouse a chance. I know we live in a society where we want every pilot to be as amazing as the LOST pilot. We don't have time for things that don't grab us immediately. But I see so much incredible potential in the idea of this show, that I actually ache to think it will not be given a chance to find its groove.

So please. For the love of good storytelling, television, and all that jazz....will you please tune in again next week?

Yours truly,


Lenore Appelhans said...

I forgot this on was on Friday. I am totally fixated on BSG!

Ana S. said...

You know, I STILL haven't watched Buffy. But I'm glad you said that about the first season, because that would explain why the episodes I remember casually catching many years ago didn't really capture me.

Amy said...

Lenore--well I'm sure you can catch it online somewhere!

Nymeth--yeah the first few episodes while important for character introduction are really not that great. It's probably around the time Angel turns into Angelus that it picks up. :) If you ever get the chance to watch it again, I hope you like it.

Shauna said...

I still prefer the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie! :)

I'm going to watch Dollhouse on Hulu later today.

Anonymous said...

Here here! I usually find that it takes me a while to really sink into Joss's shows, so I'm not too put out by this first Dollhouse episode. It definitely wasn't love at first watch, but I'll be tuning in next week.

FatalisFortuna said...

Hey, Amy! Thanks for stopping by my review of Evernight.

Wow, am I the only one who was mesmerized by Dollhouse? I had no idea people weren't liking it. Maybe I've just been in Joss withdrawal, but I thought it was great and I can't wait for next week. I really hope Fox doesn't cancel it before it hits its stride, because this show could be amazing.

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

They haven't shown Dollhouse over here in England as yet. When it's on, I'll watch it.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I wish I could catch it online, but all the legal sites are blocked outside the US and I am completely against illegal downloading.

Kailana said...

I hope enough people watch it that it stays on! I saw soo many people excited about the show!

S. Krishna said...

I definitely agree - I want this show to survive! I'm also going to do that TV meme (at some point). Of course, that's after I do the interview you sent me like a week ago!

Amy said...


Memory..I hope we're not the only ones!

FatalisFortuna..thanks for stopping by! I hope others loved it like you did.

Michelle...oh good! too!!! and good for you!

Kailan..I hope it stays on, too.

Swapna..I know. I hope it survives.

Anonymous said...

I agree -- after reading the reviews, I was pleasantly surprised (and disturbed. Its a disturbing show). I have faith in Joss that it will get better. Though I'm really happy I can DVR it and BSG and don't have to choose!

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