Last night's Dollhouse episode "Echoes" = "Band Candy"+"Tabula Rasa"+"Spin the Bottle". In other words, big fun! I found it to be an entertaining hour of television despite that tarty-ass outfit Echo/Alice/Caroline had to wear the entire ep. Really? That was a bad Buffy-esque poor costuming choice via 1999. But the whole acid trip thing brought the first real Whedon charm to the series so far and the drama didn't suffer for it. I'm not going to get into the issues I had with the ep here (going back to the premier and the way Caroline was portrayed), because that's not what this post here is about. Besides, as everyone around me already knows, I've been majorly affected by the Dollhouse Uncertainty Principle, so I'm staying out of it. I will I admit, however, that "The Awakening" campaign for next week is a little cheese. It's like (say it with me now): "Dollhouse - *whispers* The Storrrrm." But whatever they have to do to put asses in the damn seats, I say. I guess it's always exciting when they give an interesting tagline to a show's promo ...and promotion is still what this series needs.
Speaking of which, on to the ratings. Last night's post "Man on the Street" game changing 7th ep scored a 1.3/4 in the demo and 3.87 million viewers tuning in.
Nearly 2 months ago now we made a bet here at Buffyfest. We wagered a little something on the "Dollhouse Death Watch" and Bitsy has now lost. Yep, the S&M hardcore skeptic group is definitely out as the 7th ep aired. Also, Dollverse posted yesterday that Fox has committed to showing all 13 episodes! (That link contains episode name spoilers, so avoid that if you're a zmiggy). Looks like my group may lose this thing after all, as well. But I'm not going to commit to any of that yet because an optimist, I'll never be. See below for the updated Death Watch stats:
Do you think Dollhouse will make it to season 2? Leave us a comment and let us know which group you belong:
Tara's Group (the bitter realists) - thinks FOX will show all 13 episodes ordered, but will then cancel it and thus, Dollhouse will not make it to season 2. What can I say? We're jaded.
Michelle's Group (the starry-eyed optimists) - who believe that Dollhouse will show all episodes and even get renewed for a second season.