Friday, May 15, 2009
Somehow, against all odds, Dollhouse will return for a second season with another thirteen episode order. Before most of you rejoice and do your little snoopy dances to the theme song of Perfect Strangers would you mind if I asked you a question?
Why? Why is this the show that gets another chance? Why not Firefly? Why, despite it having the highest ratings of it's entire run, did Angel get canceled in it's fifth season? The ratings for Dollhouse went down, down, down dwindling week after week and completely bottomed in it's season finale and yet, here we are, all but officially guaranteed a year two. Even if you're overjoyed doesn't that seem, I dunno, strange to you? Little odd? Anyone? Bueller?
Alright. Rant over. So! What do you think will happen next? Where do you see a second season taking our theoretically intrepid (anti) heroes? In what ways will Echo continue to change? Will any of the other dolls exhibit similar behavior? Do you realize that none of the main characters officially died this year? That's practically unheard of on a Joss show! Will there be double or triple death in year two to make up for it? Who will live, who will die? The steering wheel is in your hands, where you gonna take me?
UPDATE: Castle has also been renewed. Sure, it's a bit of a derivative procedural but Fillion is fantastic in it as are his daughter and mother. So hurray to this news as well! Looks like it's a victory for two out of three Whedonversers. I don't suppose I could wrangle a third season out of a certain show starring a ballerina/robotic death machine, hmmmm?
You may resume your Snoopy Dance. Here, I'll even help.