Friday, February 13, 2009

Fox's Dollhouse: Joss Whedon (and Eliza Dushku) Back on TV

With "Dollhouse" Joss Whedon, the creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," returns to network TV, and he's brought along as his star one of the most popular "Buffy" alums, the very lovely Eliza Dushku.

In the show she plays a woman named Echo who is one of a number of people recruited to work for the shadowy company of the title, which exists to supply high-priced talent for high-worth clients who have a wide range of needs, from a sexy companion for a wild birthday weekend to a rock-solid negotiator to handle a kidnapping and ransom transaction. The recruits are trained for the diverse missions by having their memories and experiences wiped clean, and new memories and experiences implanted.

Meanwhile, a Federal agent is on the trail of the Dollhouse, though he has trouble convincing his superiors that the enterprise even exists.

Entertainment Weekly says that Eliza Dushku is good, but the show "needs more life." You can read EW's review of "Dollhouse" here.

If you weren't able to catch the first episode, "Ghost," on TV tonight, you can catch watch "Dollhouse" online for free at Fox's episode viewer. [Note: no longer available for streaming.]

"Dollhouse" fans get to ask, and answer, their questions about the show at Fox's official "Dollhouse" wiki.

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