8 Reasons Joss Whedon's Dollhouse Deserves Another Look

Dollhouse is the forgotten trinket in the toy store that is the Whedonverse.

Dollhouse is the forgotten trinket in the toy store that is the Whedonverse. Initially met with mixed reviews and unceremoniously cancelled after two seasons, Dollhouse seems to be relegated to creator Joss Whedon's junior varsity team in favor of the fully realized worlds of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer or its' counterpart Angel. Even the short-lived Firefly had Serenity, a movie spinoff offering a sense of closure to fans of the short-lived series. Instead, those who tuned in to the show quickly abandoned it, and Dollhouse is now whispered under the breath by Whedonites. If mentioned at all. The show is certainly not without its share of problems. A good chunk of the first season feels unfocused and generic in the first batch of stand alone episodes. Dependent upon the performance of an uneven at best, downright shaky at worst Eliza Dushku, Dollhouse's attempt to entice first-time viewers in at any point without feeling left out of the mythology fell short. And the initial concept of the show itself, of a large corporation erasing the minds of hot young things and renting the bodies out with new personalities attached to the wealthy for whatever service they require, felt far too icky for viewers to immediately connect with. But with distance comes perspective and appreciation. Here are eight reasons the underrated and under appreciated Dollhouse deserves another look, from Whedonites and the uninitiated alike.

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