Friday night on Dollhouse, less than 20 minutes into the episode “Briar Rose,” Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) turned a corner, knocked on a door, and suddenly, out of nowhere, the show went from amazing Whedoness to outstandingly incredible Whedoness. Because when that door opened, Alan Tudyk was on the other side and with his entrance, the show morphed into something spectacular with as yet unseen promise.
Look, I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been on board with Dollhouse all along and as the episodes have aired, I’ve fallen in love more and more. I want to know Continue reading →
Each week as I’m reviewing Dollhouse, I’m trying to not spoil anyone who hasn’t seen the episode yet. But as I read other reviews, I see people throwing the plot away all over the place. Personally, I’m not anti-spoiler, for myself at least, but not everyone wants to read what happened in a show before they watch what happens. That totally made sense, just read it again.
Speaking of spoilers, back in the Buffy days, there was this guy, I think his name was Leon, who somehow got a feed of each episode of Buffy on the Monday before it aired. He would then watch and recap the show, exactly, including his own made up commercial breaks (I recall he was very fond of “Windex Makes It Shine”) and every week, I would read that recap, even if it was just an hour before show time when I got to it. I can’t say why I felt I couldn’t wait just one more hour when I’d already waited a week, but it’s just the way it was.
In any case, I want to talk about some of what I’m loving, hating or just thinking about, Continue reading →