janetlin: (To be continued)
I am so, _so_ confused. Spoilers in comments. Someone _please_ tell me what the frak just happened.
janetlin: (To be continued)
I am so, _so_ confused. Spoilers in comments. Someone _please_ tell me what the frak just happened.
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
I missed this last night because I got goofed up with the different time slot. But, actually, maybe this way is better because I can pause it on Hulu to write down my thoughts as they happen.

Spoilers ahead, obvs )

As an ending, it was kind of... I don't know. I don't feel like the story is really over. I know it's probably too much to hope that the series will ever be revived or get a motion-picture follow-up á la Serenity, but yeah. What happens now? It's at least a good tie-up, though. Like, there isn't a feeling of, "What? That was it? What about...?" That story is done, and whatever happens next is a whole new ball of wax.

Overall, Dollhouse was a great ride, and my only complaint was that there wasn't enough time to really let things build, and the series felt a bit rushed. Especially the second season when they knew they only had a small number of episodes to wrap things up, but even in season 1 I thought the story could have benefited from being allowed to slowly develop, take the audience along so we could see how it started, how things were _supposed_ to go before being presented with the anomaly of Echo. As it stands it was hard to believe and accept that she was special, because we had no frame of reference for what a Doll is supposed to be. And I think the descent in to chaos, the perversion of the technology and its purpose would have been more dramatic if we could look back and remember they idyllic way it all started.

Eh, little complaints. I understand why taking the time for that kind of slow start doesn't work on tv. A book series could have done it, but tv audiences are by and large too impatient. As it stands, those of us who are inclined to can easily imagine from the hints the series gave us what life was like before things started going pear-shaped, so it's not an incredible loss.

So, yeah, that's done. I also feel like it was kind of a merciful death. I was far more emotionally bothered by the Tenth Doctor's regeneration than anything in this finale, which shows a lot of acceptance/resignation. I wish Dollhouse didn't have to be taken off the air, but it at least made a good ending. Now it can live fondly in our memories and fanfiction where icky stupid Fox can't hurt it anymore.
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
I missed this last night because I got goofed up with the different time slot. But, actually, maybe this way is better because I can pause it on Hulu to write down my thoughts as they happen.

Spoilers ahead, obvs )

As an ending, it was kind of... I don't know. I don't feel like the story is really over. I know it's probably too much to hope that the series will ever be revived or get a motion-picture follow-up á la Serenity, but yeah. What happens now? It's at least a good tie-up, though. Like, there isn't a feeling of, "What? That was it? What about...?" That story is done, and whatever happens next is a whole new ball of wax.

Overall, Dollhouse was a great ride, and my only complaint was that there wasn't enough time to really let things build, and the series felt a bit rushed. Especially the second season when they knew they only had a small number of episodes to wrap things up, but even in season 1 I thought the story could have benefited from being allowed to slowly develop, take the audience along so we could see how it started, how things were _supposed_ to go before being presented with the anomaly of Echo. As it stands it was hard to believe and accept that she was special, because we had no frame of reference for what a Doll is supposed to be. And I think the descent in to chaos, the perversion of the technology and its purpose would have been more dramatic if we could look back and remember they idyllic way it all started.

Eh, little complaints. I understand why taking the time for that kind of slow start doesn't work on tv. A book series could have done it, but tv audiences are by and large too impatient. As it stands, those of us who are inclined to can easily imagine from the hints the series gave us what life was like before things started going pear-shaped, so it's not an incredible loss.

So, yeah, that's done. I also feel like it was kind of a merciful death. I was far more emotionally bothered by the Tenth Doctor's regeneration than anything in this finale, which shows a lot of acceptance/resignation. I wish Dollhouse didn't have to be taken off the air, but it at least made a good ending. Now it can live fondly in our memories and fanfiction where icky stupid Fox can't hurt it anymore.
janetlin: (Default)
I didn't even know when this was coming up, until [livejournal.com profile] who_daily exploded with reaction posts. I don't know, maybe I'm growing out of Doctor Who or something, but meh. There's been something strange about Ten in these specials. Maybe it's the whole beginning of the end thing. I hate to think ill of David Tennant and his talent, but yeah, something's not right with the Doctor these days. And instead of making me look forward to meeting Eleven, it just makes me mad that before Ten is even gone, he's effectively disappearing. I don't like this limbo business.

Judging by other reaction posts, it would seem I'm rather alone in this opinion. BUT )
janetlin: (Default)
I didn't even know when this was coming up, until [livejournal.com profile] who_daily exploded with reaction posts. I don't know, maybe I'm growing out of Doctor Who or something, but meh. There's been something strange about Ten in these specials. Maybe it's the whole beginning of the end thing. I hate to think ill of David Tennant and his talent, but yeah, something's not right with the Doctor these days. And instead of making me look forward to meeting Eleven, it just makes me mad that before Ten is even gone, he's effectively disappearing. I don't like this limbo business.

Judging by other reaction posts, it would seem I'm rather alone in this opinion. BUT )
janetlin: (Cheesy grin)
Have watched Dollhouse 2x03 "Belle Chose" on hulu but other than fangirlish squealing over Enver and his acting skills, I have nothing coherent to say. Except this is the kind of Dollhouse I like. It took six episodes to get to a point like this last season. Here's hoping they can keep it up 'cause if so this season is going to rock socks. Have I mentioned how frakking AMAZING Enver is?

More lucid review tomorrow!
janetlin: (Cheesy grin)
Have watched Dollhouse 2x03 "Belle Chose" on hulu but other than fangirlish squealing over Enver and his acting skills, I have nothing coherent to say. Except this is the kind of Dollhouse I like. It took six episodes to get to a point like this last season. Here's hoping they can keep it up 'cause if so this season is going to rock socks. Have I mentioned how frakking AMAZING Enver is?

More lucid review tomorrow!
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
No snazzy number because apparently there's some confusion. Anyway, this is the ep. that aired on October 2nd, I'm just slow on the uptake in writing about it. Which is a shame, because color me surprised, I LIKED THIS ONE!! A lot. By the numbers, I should have hated this episode: Echo-centric, formulaic mission-gone-wrong, not really seeming to advance any kind of plot or offer explanation of the deeper workings/history/purpose of the Dollhouse. But for some reason, it just really clicked with me, and went a _long_ way toward allaying my disappointment from Vows.
Read more... )

"Instinct" on Hulu and Fox
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
No snazzy number because apparently there's some confusion. Anyway, this is the ep. that aired on October 2nd, I'm just slow on the uptake in writing about it. Which is a shame, because color me surprised, I LIKED THIS ONE!! A lot. By the numbers, I should have hated this episode: Echo-centric, formulaic mission-gone-wrong, not really seeming to advance any kind of plot or offer explanation of the deeper workings/history/purpose of the Dollhouse. But for some reason, it just really clicked with me, and went a _long_ way toward allaying my disappointment from Vows.
Read more... )

"Instinct" on Hulu and Fox
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
... didn't really feel like any kind of premiere. Just, like, another normal episode but with more time elapsed since the last one. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad, it was just... unexpected. Then, the premiere last season didn't feel like one, either, so maybe that's a theme Joss is purposely going for.

Not too spoilery, I don't think, but cut just in case. )

"Vows" on Hulu and Fox
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
... didn't really feel like any kind of premiere. Just, like, another normal episode but with more time elapsed since the last one. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad, it was just... unexpected. Then, the premiere last season didn't feel like one, either, so maybe that's a theme Joss is purposely going for.

Not too spoilery, I don't think, but cut just in case. )

"Vows" on Hulu and Fox
janetlin: (Sorrow)
Torchwood came through Netflix, so last night and today I watched it. And... )
janetlin: (Sorrow)
Torchwood came through Netflix, so last night and today I watched it. And... )
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
Review to follow once I stop shaking and randomly spouting OMFG.
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
Review to follow once I stop shaking and randomly spouting OMFG.
janetlin: (Dollhouse)
Cooler and cooler! I hulu'd last week so I hadn't seen the previews for tonight's episode, so I was completely shocked by the twist, like, three minutes in. Alan says that's classic Joss.

More screentime this week between Paul and Lubov, yay!

Oh, also yay was spoilery stuff )

So all told, I'm starting to get well and truly bouncy about this show. :D

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