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April 24 2009

Watch Dollhouse Week. It's the fan event for next week. Also looks like really good fun. Spread the word.

It's also really good fun to Digg! (FWIW, this event came from here.) Also, this is really good fun tweet to copy, although tweeting people to this thread has merit as well.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2009-04-24 21:55 ]
Living in England, I don't think any sites like Hulu work for me? Plus I always have cocktails when I watch Dollhouse so an episode a day would lead to an incredible hangover.
I Dugg it. I don't have a twitter account or I would do that as well. Can't wait for tonight's episode. These two weeks went by so slowly.
You got the Dollhouse font! that's so cool! Also a great idea. :-)
Great work, guys. I hope it helps
b!x is awesome and threw this all together in a day. Yay b!x!!
Awesome B!x, and well done too jkalderash for starting the tweet. Let's hope this gets some buzz going.
Tweeted, MySpaced, Facebooked, and Dugg it. Phew. I'm exhausted...
Loving this idea. Totally gonna do it, and try to get my friends to do it to. Then they'll tell their friends, and they'll tell their friends, and then we've got a shampoo commercial.
That's great, Bix! Hits the exact right tone. Here's hoping it catches on.

Now I'm wondering how to contribute. Not a US resident, don't use MySpace, Facebook (do use Dutch equivalent hyves though), Twitter and don't Digg (but I might as well create an account for that last one). Guess I'll just mostly start out with sending "positive vibes" your way ;)
kudos to all involved!

btw, is this setup for us non-us peeps.
Oh hey, I think my friend and I might actually do this (barring the last day since we can't watch live). Dollhouse binging sounds like fun. No one else I know actually watches the show, though, so there's little point in spamming my social networks. But still, it'll be great. Like a giant party. I'll bring the tacos!
Awesome idea! I'll mobilize my (admittedly small) resources to pass this along.
Spread the word! Well done, b!X, jkalderash and others :).
And buy a footlong from Subway while you are at it.

Especially Monday.
Very nicely put together b!x, jalderash and anyone else involved. :)

Hope it helps!

[ edited by Rhodey on 2009-04-25 00:19 ]
Yes, great job guys! You ROCK!

*Tweets, clicks, & watches*
I've already spread the word throuh MySpace and Facebook. I am hoping this will work.
Facebook'd and Dugg. Thanks for setting this up, b!x and co. I hope it gives "Dollhouse" some help!
Very tweeted. Maybe I'll have a mini-marathon of the pre-MotS episodes this weekend. Because college applications pretty much write themselves, yeah?
Tweeted :)
I only wish there was a way to watch it from Australia :(
I have stupid California State Testing next week. But to heck with it I'll take time from studying to watch Dollhouse.

None of my friends really watch the show so I've been spamming Myspace bulletins, twitter, and facebook, hoping they'll get annoyed enough to join in :)
btw, is this setup for us non-us peeps.

Well, there is no "setup", in that sense. You'll note the site says that "we'll have links to all the legal places to watch each episode online". So, wherever you can legally watch it (presuming I have found them all), we'll have links.

If there's some way for other people to watch, the site will not be providing ways to do that. That doesn't mean you can't, if you have a way to do so.
Also, "spamming" and "hoping they'll get annoyed enough to join in" isn't the way to do this. ;)
b!x. my friends get bored and will do anythingif their told enough times. and by spamming I meant a bulletin here and there to a profile.
Yeah, I actually figured, that's why I added the wink. You just gave me a good opportunity to toss out that little un-suggestion to others. Heh.
Is there any kind of Facebook group/page/whatever for this? I ask, even as I begin to look, because I missed several duplicate pages the last time I made something over there.
I have made nothing but the site and a Twitter account that I haven't used and I mainly snagged just to make sure no one else did.
Thusly you have thwarted my evil plan to become a false b!X.
Thanks for setting this up B!x. Will you be counting the link clinks?

Does anyone know a decent US proxy? or a cheap VPN? Also does anyone know how much download data a hulu stream of the ep is?

Yay for a Dollhouse campaign. I will FB and Digg.

Also, could the banner at the top of the page be edited? The 1 of the 5/1 merges with the border of the banner making it kinda hard to see.

[ edited by Ivalaine on 2009-04-25 03:49 ]
So I was trying to figure this out...if we start with "Man on the Street" on Monday, and end with "Briar Rose" on Friday, that leaves one episode out. How are we doing this?
Online/download:

Mon 4/27 Man On The Street
Tue 4/28 Echoes
Wed 4/29 Needs
Thu 4/30 A Spy In The House Of Love
Fri 5/1 Haunted

Live:

Fri 5/1 Briar Rose
This is another good tweet to use, especially right now while Dollhouse is still trending on Twitter search.
Why is everyone tweeting about Dollhouse? Find out for yourself, as Watch DOLLHOUSE Week starts Monday. http://is.gd/ubUu #watchdollhouse

I have been spreading the good word about this fan participation event like it's my JOB.
Every week is watch Dollhouse week for me, but this was a great idea, b!X!
I look forward to celebrating Watch DOLLHOUSE Week!
The good @drhorrible tweeted it earlier as well, which is leading to a goodly number of retweets (and I assume will result in another round when other @drhorrible followers wake up in the morning as well).
Yes, I'm very glad they tweeted it. Now if only we can get Felicia to do the same... may even make the top ten, bix.
Well, it'll be Saturday for me when 1x11 is available, so I'll get a good six days out of this. And on the seventh day I will rest with my favourite episode from each of the other big Joss shows: "Smile Time", "Out Of Gas", and... I still have to figure out Buffy's.
Oh, that's awesome, @drhorrible tweeted it! So cool! I'm going to try and tell other people about it this morning, though they may say "Bah! Why do you pester me, lowly jkalderash?"

I have not actually seen "Haunted" yet. I feel like a bit of a hypocrite! My silly brother wants me to wait for him to get home. Lame!
Anyone want to help with something? I'm looking for the choicest brief comments from Joss on each of the episodes to be watched as part of WDW. (Preferably with a link to its source so I can confirm it, etc.)
Alternatively and/or in addition: The best review pull quotes for each episode. (Preferably not from Pajama Blogger 17.)
All from here.

About "Needs":

"Needs" was one of the first episodes that I ever dreamed up.

Gorgeous to look at and well-paced. Everyone was just firing on all cylinders.

This is the kind of story we're trying to tell.


About "Haunted":

This one's a drawing-room mystery... Then [expletive] gets twisted.
Is there a Rotten Tomatoes type site for television shows?
Metacritic? It also has user reviews.
Ah, brilliant. Thanks.
Here's what I have so far. The first slot for each is a Joss quote, the second a review quote. Help fill it in?
1x06 Man On The Street

It's kind of about explaining the premise and at the same time really getting under the skin of the Dollhouse. -- Joss Whedon

That crucial moment when a show's potential for greatness is realized. The possibilities are exciting, especially in the hands of a great showrunner. -- A.V. Club

1x07 Echoes

?

?

1x08 Needs

Gorgeous to look at and well-paced. Everyone firing on all cylinders. This is the kind of story we're trying to tell. -- Joss Whedon

?

1x09 A Spy In The House Of Love

?

The writers decided to hit the gas and the result is another one of the most exhilarating hours of the season. -- A.V. Club

1x10 Haunted

?

Focuses on the moral implications of the technology. This is the sort of philosophical story that Joss and company excel at. - TV Squad

From Maureen Ryan's interview, on "Haunted":

"The next episode, 'Haunted,' is a standalone. It's a quirky little piece with a lot of guest stars [he also called it a 'drawing-room mystery']. I'm a little nervous about it. I think Eliza's great in it. But I'm wondering, are people going to go, 'Now wait a minute, [where's the mythology]?' But it was my decision in the middle of all this [i.e., the development of ongoing stories] to say, 'Wait a minute, we can't just be about our own mythology. Let's try this other thing.'"

"We’re definitely in the soup now." - AV Club on "Needs"

"Whedon has kept his promise. The series has improved tremendously and is starting to be a terrific piece of science fiction." - TV Squad on "Echoes"
I'm kind of trying to avoid using any single source twice. I've already done that with AV Club, so I can't use them again. I'd rather not double up on TV Squad also. It makes it look like only three people watch the show. (Hush.)

It would help if writers about television actually bothered to review TV shows anymore. Most of them these days seem to be about casting scoops, episode spoilers, conference calls, and recaps. Whither criticism?
Some possibilities for review quotes for "Echoes":

1x07 Echoes

THIS was the episode, you guys. Dark, twisty, and hilarious all at once. -- Couch Baron, Television Without Pity (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/dollhouse/echoes_1a.php)

or

All things considered, a very good episode. The funny stuff was welcome, and well done. My favorite bits came from Adelle — “Sarcastic? Unfeeling? British?” — and Dominic — “Again, so sorry for trying to burn you alive.” More importantly, this is the show that everyone thought Dollhouse could be. -- Brett Love, CliqueClack, (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2009/03/28/dollhouse-and-the-drawer-of-inappropriate-starches/)

or

For everyone out there complaining that “Dollhouse” doesn’t bring the funny the way Whedon shows of old did, this one was for you. -- Ryan McGee, Zap2It.com, (http://blog.zap2it.com/ithappenedlastnight/2009/03/dollhouse-goes-back-to-college.html)


I'll keep looking for the other things you need, but wanted to get you them as I do.
Okay, so now I'm up to this.
1x06 Man On The Street

It's kind of about explaining the premise and at the same time really getting under the skin of the Dollhouse. -- Joss Whedon

That crucial moment when a show's potential for greatness is realized. The possibilities are exciting, especially in the hands of a great showrunner. -- A.V. Club

1x07 Echoes

?

The funny stuff was welcome, and well done. More importantly, this is the show that everyone thought Dollhouse could be. -- CliqueClack

1x08 Needs

Gorgeous to look at and well-paced. Everyone firing on all cylinders. This is the kind of story we're trying to tell. -- Joss Whedon

?

1x09 A Spy In The House Of Love

?

The writers decided to hit the gas and the result is another one of the most exhilarating hours of the season. -- A.V. Club

1x10 Haunted

?

Focusing on the moral implications of the technology, this is the sort of philosophical story that Joss and company excel at. - TV Squad
I need a Joss quote for "Echoes", a review quote for "Needs", a Joss quote for "A Spy...", and a Joss quote for "Haunted". (I see the one up there for "Haunted" but I'm at a loss how to turn that into a concise and direct sell quote.)
Review Quote for Needs:

"Needs" is not merely a strong outing for the freshman genre program; it may be the strongest aired thus far.

Source: John Kenneth Muir blog
At this point, barring better review quotes popping up, all I need are quotes from Joss about Echoes, Spy, and Haunted.
Make that I need Joss quotes for Echoes and Spy.
Well, this quote for Echoes sucks but it's something:

There is humor in the show. There’s a lot in the episode after “Man on the Street.” But the fact of the matter is this is not a comedy. This is not the typical, well, if there is a typical Whedon show, this is not it. It’s not the lighthearted romp that the other shows were. The fact of the matter is there’s definitely funny stuff coming up. There’s always moments of funny, but it doesn’t build like a comedy.

From here.
How can Joss not have any quotes anywhere about Spy? The only one I found was him saying he loved the episode in the Maureen Ryan interview. I mean, that episode was *insane*!
Hrm, this was posted after episode 9 aired so I'm not sure if it's talking about episodes 9-12 or 10-13.

We feel like this story is just too rich, and we barely scratched the surface. Although, I'll tell you, for the next four episodes, we scratch it really, really hard. It's going to bleed.


From http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/joss-whedon-what-it-will.php
Not specifically about Spy, but talking about the general insanity of the season:

And then I just start twisting the knife and I don't stop.


Does anybody die? Oh...it's me. I'm not saying that anybody dies, necessarily. I'm saying that everybody dies. It's awesome!


From http://www.wizarduniverse.com/041709whedon.html
And wil wheaton tweets it. @wilw

"Because I adore and admire Joss and his work, even though we've never met: http://is.gd/ubUu #watchdollhouse (It gets GREAT at episode 6.)"
That's one third of my campaign to get it mentioned by @twitter heavies. Now I just need @feliciaday and @neilhimself.
And we're up and running.
I've totally been faithful with the daily upkeep! nice going b!X and all involved. Can't wait for tomorrow's NEEDS!
I actually started quite a little ocnversation on my Facebook post today, and convinced at least one other person to watch...

I'll keep it up all week, even if it annoys my friends! (they're used to being annoyed by me.)
Yeah, there was someone on Twitter yesterday that tried it out because of WDW and got hooked via MotS right off the bat.

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