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I just finished watching the first episode of Joss Whedon's new show Dollehouse.
It's available via streaming (thanks [livejournal.com profile] nurint!) and the Pilot episode is titled Ghost.

The rest of this entry is placed under a cut for spoilers, I'm generally very bad with that sort of thing because I tend to watch things after they've been "out" for a while and thus don't bother. However, seeing as this is a brand spanking new show that only began this week, I'll be considerate.

Dollhouse S1 Ep1 - Ghost )

I'm not an automatic Joss-Fan. I didn't particularly enjoy Firefly, nor did I think Buffy Season 8 was a particularly well crafted comic book.
Teevee is where Joss belongs and I hope this show grows into its huge amount of potential.
Here's to a new show we can obsess about!
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#1 Yay! Joss is returning to Television and away from comics, because alas, he writes comics a whole lot worse than he writes tv. He writes tv like the demi-god he is *swoons into fangrrl apoplexy*.

#2 Yay! Eliza Dushku will be starring in this new tv show. She is awesome, she is in fact made of awesome and she will be our new heroine.

That being said... I'm not keen on the description of the show, the name of the show which reminded me of this and the name of Eliza's character Echo - which rang the Greek Tragedy Bell in my head, about the mythic Echo.

FOX network's description of the show found at E! Online is thus:
Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse.

Um, yeah.
This does not sound like what my icon is saying.
So with all the above in mind, is this show going to be kickass, or is my Joss Love going to be seeping out of me slowly if there isn't going to be a redeeming thing in this show.

I hate to be a party pooper, but when a place is described as a Dollhouse, with a character named Echo in which she gains self-awareness... the woman is described as nothing but an object for someone else's desires and these missions... are they secret agents, al a modern day Mata Hari's or are they Whore for Hire.
*sigh* conflicting feelings regarding Joss and this description, and often even if the description is an exaggeration... it isn't too far from the truth.

Anywho, other places to read about this new show: TVweek and TVguide and Feminist SF, where you can find the Frank Miller Test which should tell us if this show is what I hope it isn't. It's still Joss and I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.

ETA: An article in Hebrew Welcome to the Dollhouse - ברוכים הבאים לבית הבובות.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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