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October 09 2009

(SPOILER) Why Dollhouse should be saved. Maureen Ryan makes the case for the series continuing, chats with Jed Whedon and takes a look at upcoming episodes.

"Do they have a sign in the break room that says, "We have gone [X] days without a Rogue Active Incident"?"

I laughed.
This is an amazing effort on Mo Ryan's behalf. At this point, I want build her an effigy.
Fantastic article. I can't imagine not wanting to watch the show after reading this. Everyone should post this on facebook, Twitter, etc.
Great article/interview. Also, the descriptions of upcoming episodes are intriguing.
This is great publicity for the show.

I love the tease about the potential for a Dollhouse musical episode in Season 3!
The link is killing my computer...
Never take John Coltrane's greatest composition in vain...
@Foxbroadcasting just linked Mo Ryan's article on twitter.
There are no jetpacks on "Dollhouse." That's one of our rules. No jetpacks in the future. The other rule is, we spell The Future "Da Fyoocha."

Ha!
Yay for the sweeps episodes.
Yay for the sweeps episodes.


Gotta say, I'm definitely looking forward to Summer Glau's take on Dr. Strangelove.
I didn't think I could get any more excited about the upcoming episodes, but knowing tidbits of what's to come is actually more amazing than anything I could've thought up on my own.
This was posted on the Dollhouse Facebook page and people are freaking out. "JED Whedon?! I'm not reading this, they can't even get Joss' name right!"

Anyway, fantastic article. Those episode descriptions got me very excited, very quickly.
I like that she puts all the spoilers in the 3rd part with plenty of advance warning, so that people like me can avoid them.
Yay, Mo!
Yeah, it's funny how many people call themselves fans and don't even know who Jed is, and think it's just people getting Joss's name wrong.
Thanks to Maureen Ryan, both for a great plug of the show and a good interview with a clearly delineated spoiler section (if only everyone could do that).

Obviously, everything is subject to change, but we really think we're at least going to be able to make these 13 and we're just going to go crazy. When we're coming up with stories, we're saying, "Why not do whatever we want?" That's really fun.

And this made me smile gleefully. Which isn't easy before i've had my morning coffee.
The episode summaries sound insane.
Great layout - I got to read some really interesting stuff, but stopped before it got spoilery.
Arrgh, those November-episodes sound weeee. And now I finally know what "The Left Hand" refers to.

ETA: And boy does that open a fascinating can of worms.

[ edited by wiesengrund on 2009-10-09 13:47 ]
This is pretty awesome publicity.
Yeah, it's funny how many people call themselves fans and don't even know who Jed is, and think it's just people getting Joss's name wrong.


In all fairness they're still fans too - just not quite as fanatical about it as we are.
Excellent article, gotta love Moe. But I don't exactly know how many people read her nor how many of them don't already watch Dollhouse. However,
this show probably needs, at least, another 1.5 Million viewers to have even a small chance of coming back for a third season on FOX.

The fact is, the first five episodes of the series were not good enough to keep most viewers who were not already indoctrinated in Whedon enough to know it would get better. And I don't believe FOX has done enough publicity to overcome that negative first impression and convince viewers to try again.

Note to FOX: a little "From the Emmy Award winning mind of Joss Whedon" in your Dollhouse adds couldn't hurt either.

I would feel a lot better if this show were on SiFi, AMC, USA or any other cable network. They seem to do a better job of cultivating and advertising their own shows.
Today's episode needs to at least equal the ratings of Vows. IMHO.

If Fox have organised this round of chat shows and articles and the ratings are less than Vows.....
Joss's mind won an Emmy? I know this is a Dollhouse thread but that is a heck of a mind/body dichotomy!
Just to expand the worthwhile quote and share in the glee that Saje mentioned, Jed Whedon said:

"Well, last season, we decided we weren't going to hold anything back at any point. We think it's a better thing to come back and have nothing fresh in the tank than the other problem, which is, "We saved so much good stuff that no one will see." Our feeling is that we will be able to make all 13. Obviously, everything is subject to change, but we really think we're at least going to be able to make these 13 and we're just going to go crazy. When we're coming up with stories, we're saying, "Why not do whatever we want?" That's really fun."

Sounds like pure awesome.

I only peeked at the third portion of the article. Skimmed two of the end-of-month episode descriptions. Sounds insane. Not where I would've predicted this season going, at least not so soon. But d'oh, now I know who most of the big-name guest actors will be playing, ah well.

[ edited by Kris on 2009-10-09 18:50 ]
The best thing about this article for me is Jed confirming the Dr. Horrible sequel will also be a musical. =D
Reading those spoilery synopses of future episodes make me very, very happy. And I need like heck to see at least the fourth episode, much less get to the later parts starring Summer and Ray Wise!
Great interview, and I'm excited about the possibility that they will still get to film all 13 episodes of the order, and especially that they are going to make them awesome. I'm fairly upbeat now. (Here's hoping the ratings thread tomorrow doesn't kill the mood).
(pardon if I repeat, as I just skipped over the comments to avoid being spoiled)

Might be worth re-posting this link with a note remarking that the spoilers are so well-isolated by the writer (as she makes clear in her own intro to her article) in the 3rd part of the article. I just landed on the article by other means, and read the first two parts of the article with total comfort and no spoilage, and the first part of the article (her discussion of the show in relation to some recent feminism-related tv events/scandals) is pretty fascinating, even if you are for some reason averse to even non-spoilery interviews.
I so cannot wait until episode 5 and beyond. I'm very excited for Summer (watched "Waiting in the Wings" last night,) and Andrew Chambliss's sophomore episode!

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