Update: Lowest Ratings Evah for Dollhouse: Review: Dollhouse 2.2 Instinct – A Breastfeeding Too Far…

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M’kay. Last night Echo was imprinted as a nursing mom and breastfed the infant. Yeah, Topher gave her a glandular imprint this time and when he tried to wipe it she went off the rails, to quote the show ‘her body was stronger than her mind’. Gee Joss thanks for that prototypical BS about nursing women! As a mom who nursed her baby boy I was horrified and floored by turns. The end thought Joss left us with is, glands control nursing women over their intellect. So much for Joss as writer of strong women HA!

November made an appearance and Miracle Laurie came off more as a robot than she ever did when imprinted as November. Eliza Dushku’s performance was flat and atonal even with the ‘glandular problems’ Joss gave her.

A real disappointment. I flipped over to Medium, and DVRd SG*U. I caught the end of the Dollhouse episode on FOX ON DEMAND this morning and frankly was glad I went with Medium. Sofia Vassilieva, who plays Ariel gave an outstanding (and emotional!) performance in last night’s episode, Who’s That Girl, in which her body was inhabited by a spirit. She managed to EMOTE what the other person was feeling, something Dushku has not done to date…

Even in the final scenes when Dushku’s character is holding a large knife and the baby and the father is trying to tell her she is not the mother, she has a completely ‘flat affect’, no signs of ‘hormones’, more like catatonia. I mean you”re an  actress, you got a Hail Mary season 2, you can ‘inhabit’ other lifetimes each week, but you have no emotions? Is it Eliza or is it Joss’ direction? Either way it is flat and boring as hexx.

Amy Acker was not in this episode and word is she is off the show after another episode or two. She is the finest actress on the show so that is a big let down as well.

One more time – they should have kept TSCC, Summer Glau emotes more as a Terminator than Dushku does as a mother having her infant torn from her arms.Even in using an awful stereotype about nursing women Joss either didnt give Eliza anything REAL to work with or she is not a good enough actress to ‘feel’ the things they are imprinting on her, take your pick.

When November believed she loved Tahmoh Penikett she WAS that imprint. She was in the throes of love and desperate to make it work. Their scenes together last season were great. Where is any of that depth in Dushku? So far the most ‘real’ I have seen  her is when she inevitably makes the Scooby Doo face of confusion in each episode as she is brought back to the Dollhouse to fix her glitch.

We are looking forward to Joss’ Cabin in the Woods, let’s hope we get Joss back to something worthwhile when Dollhouse gets dumped. Every week he seems to take us down another stereotype about women and he gives us no signs he himself does not believe they are true. I have been trying to see something more than women as interchangeable appliances for every customer’s need in Joss’ writing but it just is not there. We will post the ratings when they are up.

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Update 1: Dollhouse ratings fall off a cliff to previously uncharted depths for FOX last night. once more with feeling: you frakked up Reilly! FOX should’ve brought TSCC back….

THRFeed:

“Dollhouse” (2.1 million viewers, 0.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) punched through it’s previous rock bottom Friday night to discover a Fox ratings netherworld. The show dropped 20% from last week’s premiere, which was already an all-time-low for the show. I’m betting the debut of Syfy’s “Stargate: Universe” zapped some viewers (cable ratings aren’t available yet), but even so — this is too low for a Fox show.

CBS won the night again even with ‘soft ratings’ hey it’s a Friday!

Meanwhile CBS didn’t have a great night either, with its trio of crime dramas falling from their somewhat-soft premieres. “Ghost Whisperer” (7.6 million, 1.7), “Medium” (7.7 million, 1.8) and “Numbers” (7.7 million, 1.6). CBS nonetheless won the night.

CW lost some views:

Week 2 of “Smallville” (2.4 million, 0.9) dropped 18%. (Update: Smallville beat Brothers on the network!)

Update 2: MTV Movie blog pans last night’s episode also:

(…)Man, this might have been one of the most needless episodes of “Dollhouse” to date. It did very, very little to propel the forward momentum of the series seen in last year’s finales and hinted at in this year’s premiere. Sure, we get the reminder at the end that Echo is growing cognizant of her situation, but we have to wait until the final minutes for this reveal. It felt like the bad old days of the first season, where those opening episodes struggled to find their footing. This was an extraordinary step back, in my opinion…

…”Instinct” was a complete waste of time given the progress the show has made since last year’s final episodes. I truly hope this was a one-time fluke in quality, because when “Dollhouse” is this stale, I have a hard time feeling bad about its ratings decline and inevitable cancellation….

October 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 5 comments.

Update: Medium kicks axx, takes names; Dollhouse lowest ratings ever: BuddyTV – Exclusive Interview with Eliza Dushku & Tahmoh Penikett

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September 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. 1 comment.

Dollhouse new Season 2 Promo

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Unlike the previous promo that gave a look back at season 1, this thirty-second long sneak peek teases on what to expect from the new season with footage of Eliza Dushku’s Echo, Tahmoh Penikett’s Paul Ballard, Fran Kranz’s Topher Brink and many others.

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September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Dollhouse Season 2 Premiere Promo

Our previous posts on Dollhouse here

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Short 15 second promo after the break:

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September 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. Comments off.

Joss Whedon wins first Emmy: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog + Joss and Eliza Dushku talk Dollhouse S2…

SciFiWire reports Joss has won!

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on Saturday won the Emmy Award for short-format live-action entertainment programs, a first for creator Joss Whedon, whose only previous Emmy nomination was for writing the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Hush,” which he didn’t win. The award was one of the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys presented in Los Angeles, which recognize technical and other achievements for the 2008-’09 season.

(…)The 43-minute musical centers on the title wannabe supervillain, played by Neil Patrick Harris, who secretly pines for Penny (Felicia Day) while scheming to vanquish the superhero Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and gain entry into the Evil League of Evil…

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…Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 Emmy-nominated musical short film produced exclusively for Internet distribution. It was Created by Joss Whedon and several of his friends and family, it stars Neil Pactrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion and Simon Helberg..

Mrs MiM here- Did someone say Nathan Fillion? Our previous posts on Firefly here

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I miss Firefly

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Mrs. MiM here-Did someone say Tahmoh Penikett? Our previous posts on BSG here

I miss BSG

I miss BSG

BSG and True Blood picked up an Emmy as well (continues after the break):

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September 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Music, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood. 5 comments.

Joss Whedon Update: Dollhouse S2 Sneak Peeks and 2nd Cabin in the Woods teaser poster…

Update: Lots of scoop on the Season Two premiere at SciFiWire here.

Our previous posts on Joss, Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse here

Courtesy of popculturez

Examiner- Jeremy Beyer:

According to Fox’s press site the first episode of season 2 will be entitled “Vows”.  Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) plays a wealthy financier who decides he wants to get married, and Echo is the lucky girl.

The honeymoon is soon over when Agent Ballard comes in to warn Echo of danger and she doesn’t recognize him. Fighting starts and Ballard tries to make Echo remember to save her life….

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More from Jeremy Beyer at the Examiner:

Cabin in the Woods is “The horror movie to end all horror movies” according to writer Joss Whedon. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) who also directs, it is part horror movie, part reality TV, and part comedy.

The basic premise of the movie is the standard “group of teenagers go into the woods to party” formula. Unbeknownst (sp) to them they are being manipulated by a pair of white collar business men who have their own agenda….

September 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Firefly/TSCC Fans Rejoice! Summer Glau lands recurring role in Dollhouse…

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Woot! FOX press release:

Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) reunites with Joss Whedon when the actress joins the cast of DOLLHOUSE this fall in a recurring role as BENNETT, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with ECHO (Eliza Dushku). The second season of DOLLHOUSE premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.Additional guest stars appearing throughout the upcoming second season include Alexis Denis of (“Angel”), Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Keith Carradine (“Dexter”). DANIEL PERRIN (Denisof) is a U.S. senator leading a witch hunt to track down the underground organization. Mysterious, charismatic businessman MARTIN KLAR (Bamber) is Echo’s new husband. BRADLEY KARRENS (Hogan) comes to the Dollhouse hoping to stop a psychotic family member’s killing spree, while MATTHEW HARDING (Carradine), a nemesis of Dollhouse leader ADELLE DEWITT (Olivia Williams), stirs up trouble. Additionally, DR. CLAIRE SAUNDERS/WHISKEY (Amy Acker) and MADELINE/NOVEMBER (Miracle Laurie) return this season in multiple-episode arcs.

DOLLHOUSE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Joss Whedon, who also serves as executive producer, writer and director. Tim Minear and David Solomon are executive producers, while Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are co-executive producers. Additionally, series star Eliza Dushku serves as a producer.

August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural. Comments off.

Eliza Dushku on Dollhouse Season 2…

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