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Dollhouse

I may have gone silent on the issue of Dollhouse, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up watching it. On the contrary, I’m continuing to keep track of it on a weekly basis, although the news that Fox is readying a BD release does mean that I may consider sitting the rest of the season out ‘til I can enjoy it in all its HD glory. Once I’ve made my way to the end of the season (episode 8 of 13 was the most recent to air), I’ll put together a full review. For the time being, however, to summarise: Yes, it’s got better. No, it’s still not fully “clicking” with me. I felt it really began to find its feet, so to speak, with Episode 6, which was the first one for me to really feel like a Joss Whedon show (which, depending on how you feel about the man’s style, is either a good thing or a bad thing).

It’s therefore promising that, despite less than stellar viewing figures, the signs are pointing towards Fox renewing the show for a second season. Obviously, it’s all still up in the air at the moment, but the rumours look promising. Ever the pessimist, I was actually expecting it to be yanked before the first season reached the half-way mark, but the evidence suggests that someone at the network genuinely likes the show. In any event, I’m crossing my fingers for it following in the footsteps of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which had an uneven first year before finding its feet at some point during Season 2.

 
Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 at 4:57 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Blu-ray | Buffy the Vampire Slayer | TV

 
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1.

Hi Michael,

I've been reading your comments on this show with interest. Sadly, I've not been able to see any of the episodes - although fingers crossed I may be able to view the first two episodes at some point soon.

Do you know (or think it likely) that DOLLHOUSE will get a Region 2 DVD release anytime soon?

Cheers

Posted by: Count Fosco, April 6, 2009 5:51 PM

2.

I haven’t heard anything about a UK DVD release, and given that it hasn’t even begun airing on TV over here, I think there could be a pretty long wait. If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say it’ll probably appear eventually.

Posted by: Michael Mackenzie, April 6, 2009 7:24 PM

3.

'On the contrary, I'm continuing to keep track of it on a weekly basis, although the news that Fox is readying a BD release does mean that I may consider sitting the rest of the season out 'til I can enjoy it in all its HD glory.'

Not really a point in saving a small handful of episodes at this juncture, is there?

Great news on the season two potential, which could and should be terrific, Whedon (sans FIREFLY) can take some time finding his footing (so can, in all fairness, a lot of current and semi-current shows, including ones that started out strong and then proceeded to flounder).

Seemed dire after the tvbythenumbers guy posted his last ratings report, almost with a "Ha-ha-ha, this show is so gonna get canceled, mark my words!"

Posted by: Erik, April 6, 2009 11:59 PM

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Not really a point in saving a small handful of episodes at this juncture, is there?

On reflection, you’re probably right, particularly as I’ve just realised that no release date has been announced for the BD, which suggests it may still be some way off.

Posted by: Michael Mackenzie, April 7, 2009 11:25 AM

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