Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dollhouse ep 3 "Stage Fright" ratings and Death Watch update

Ratings for 2/27: Fox tied NBC for third place with "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (3.4 million, 1.2/4), dropping a couple tenths of a rating point to another all-time low, and "Dollhouse" (4.1 million, 1.6/5), slipping a tenth this week.

Dollhouse episode 3. I liked it, I disliked it, I realized I can no longer be of use when it comes to opinion. I'm completely tainted by ratings worries, fandom insider info and misinfo, ridiculous comparisons to the actor's other roles, etc. I can't do it. I'm out. Check out this fantastic, in-depth and positive recap of episode 3 "Stage Fright" if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. I, however, am in the mood for:

Things are looking great for Dollhouse from the fandom's point of view, it seems. There has definitely been more of a response from people who truly believe it's going all the way to season 2 (and possibly beyond). 62.5% of this mini poll, to be exact. That leaves a clean 25% for "The Realists" group (who think DH will make it to the end of the season and then cease to exist) and 12.5% for the ever dwindling skeptics (who don't think it'll make it much longer).

Again, if you're just finding this now and are totally confused, let me clarify. We here at Buffyfest have wagered a bit on this, "The Dollhouse Death Watch". And also again, we don't actually want Dollhouse's death of course, we're just having a friendly bet while speculating. If you'd like to join in on the fun, just leave a comment in this post. You can choose between the groups of:

Bitsy (the S&M hard-core skeptic) - who's sure Dollhouse will not even make it to the 7th episode.
Tara (the bitter realist) - thinks douche bag FOX will show all 13 episodes ordered, but will then cancel it and thus, Dollhouse will not make it to season 2.
Michelle (the starry eyed optimist) - who still believes that Dollhouse will show all episodes and even get renewed for a second season.


she fell down said...

I finally watched me some Dollhouse, episode 2 (on the advice of a buffyfest blogger, who said to skip episode 1). Based on my one episode, I want to join Tara's group. It has potential, but I don't see Fox letting it go on. Also, are the stairs at the Dollhouse reminiscent of Wolfram and Hart or what? With those and the Tai Chi, I almost expected to see Angel stroll by.

Tara said...

Oh did you take my advice? Now I'm really curious, were you in the dark about anything at all? If you ever do get around to watching ep 1 "Ghost" I'd love to know if there is anything in there that wasn't covered in what you already saw. I'm starting to think a combo of "Ghost" and "The Target" may have been the best pilot. I also get the feeling that next week's ep may be my favorite to date...we'll see.

And yes, Michelle thought the set was very W&H as well. Wood and metal and open stairs. It is a beautiful set, though.

ok...I'll add you to my group at the next update :)

Anonymous said...

I believe the FOX may have learned from Firefly and not cancel it after 13 episodes. It will be back next season and after Joss does his trademark character development, Dollhouse will rival Angel and last 5 seasons if not more!

So I join Michelle's group.