• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 13, 2009
Season #: 1, 2
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4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 48
  2. Negative: 24 out of 48

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  1. Nov 19, 2010
    4
    As a huge fan of Joss Whedon, I have to say that Dollhouse was his worst creation to date. Why was this so bad when Firefly, Buffy, and Angel were so unbelievably good? Well, for starters it lacked Whedon's trademark HUMOR. The premise was so dark that there was no room for the kind of witty banter and hilarious references within the dialogue that we've come to expect from Joss' shows. InAs a huge fan of Joss Whedon, I have to say that Dollhouse was his worst creation to date. Why was this so bad when Firefly, Buffy, and Angel were so unbelievably good? Well, for starters it lacked Whedon's trademark HUMOR. The premise was so dark that there was no room for the kind of witty banter and hilarious references within the dialogue that we've come to expect from Joss' shows. In addition, Dollhouse had another major problem: the cast just wasn't as good. Dushku is simply not a lead actress. No matter how hard they try to make her seem sweet, it just never works. Call it the 'Faith syndrome' if you want, but she just appears totally awkward and fake whenever she tries to act the 'good guy'. Furthermore, the other cast members were only adequate at best, and annoying at worst. I hate to criticize Joss' work so much - and part of me is pained even typing this - but this show just didn't stand a chance. Collapse
  2. Mar 25, 2012
    9
    I have to disagree on what was written before. I think Dollhouse was a very good show and that Eliza Dushku makes a wonderful lead actress. For one, I don't think she's supposed to be sweet and all, so the "Faith syndrome" works well with the character Caroline. And it's true, it lacks the humor we grew accustomed to with Buffy and Firefly. Still, Dollhouse isn't supposed to be as humorousI have to disagree on what was written before. I think Dollhouse was a very good show and that Eliza Dushku makes a wonderful lead actress. For one, I don't think she's supposed to be sweet and all, so the "Faith syndrome" works well with the character Caroline. And it's true, it lacks the humor we grew accustomed to with Buffy and Firefly. Still, Dollhouse isn't supposed to be as humorous and also: it's there, just more subtle. As for the cast apart from Dushku, I think they were all chosen very well. I particularly loved Fran Kranz as Topher and Olivia Williams as Adelle. I'm very sorry that the show got cancelled. In my humble opinion it got a lot of potential... Expand
  3. May 11, 2015
    8
    Not sure at what point the show got cancelled, because I don't think the production got a chance to properly finish up. A fantastic series, otherwise.

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