It’s not just me. I know it now. The fifth ep of Dollhouse , “True Believer,” was really, really good. I’m backed up in this by the ratings, which went back up. Up is almost always good.
I’ve been wandering aimlessly around reading other people’s reviews, which is not something I would recommend, because people are often stupid and critical. But still, the feeling around town seems to be more hopeful that it was previously. This is also a good.
One thing of the things I noticed when reading reviews is all this hating on Topher, played happily by Fran Kranz. I don’t get it, cause I love Topher. Sure, he’s amoral and often glib and careless of others, but he’s fun. Amoral people often are for some reason. These reviewers keep trying to make Topher into Xander, just cause he provides some much needed comic relief, but Topher is the opposite of Xander. Xander was the heart and often the conscience of the Scoobies, he cared about everyone. Topher doesn’t care about anything or anyone but himself. But he’s so much fun. I like fun, so I vote for more Topher.
Next week is the famous episode six we’ve heard so much about, entitled “Man on The Street.” This is the one where Joss Whedon takes over and makes us know why he’s our Master. Or at least that’s the theory and I hope it proves true. Strike that, I believe it will prove true. Joss has never let me down yet.