I loved Buffy. I loved Angel even more. I loved Firefly even more. In my mind Whedon could do no wrong... then he did Dollhouse.
Dollhouse has not lived up to any of Whedons other series. Heck even the weak Season 1 of Buffy was superior to what Dollhouse has done. I know it is an interesting concept and it hasn't been terrible but to be honest if it wasn't Whedon I would have tuned this out long ago.
But wow, the lastest episode, Briar Rose, was amazing. They really turned things around. I hope the season finale continues this and I really hope if they get a second season this quality continues. There is still hope for me, Whedon is worth the time.
But here is my question.. why did they bother with all the garbage episodes this season? Why not give their all. Knowing they might not get a second season why fill the first one with terrible filler like that backup dancer episode or worse the religious cult episode. Why? I mean Whedon had Firefly and it made the most of every episode. Every episode of Firefly was amazing. I can't even choose my favorite episode, they are all my favorites.
I assume this is because of the Doll concept. Not having any real characters to connect with. People as multi dimensional as Mal or Jayne... I guess... but then if they did not have a plan to over come this.. why even start this project?
Anyways, the most recent episode was more whedonesk and engaging then anything this season. I hope to see more of it.
I went into this episode thinking I hate this show, its done, and nothing they could ever do could makeup for a terrible season, but I was surprised. I am still left wondering why they waited this long to have a real drama and continuing narative instead of the stand alone garbage episodes.