Thursday, February 12, 2009

We interrupt this blog...

...to bring you the GREATEST television news of the year. Do you know what this Friday is? It's the premiere of DOLLHOUSE!

What is Dollhouse, you ask? It's the newest show from Joss Whedon. You know, the genius who brought us Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel, and Firefly, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog.

The show sounds kind of crazy...it's about a group of women who are routinely reprogrammed to fit the needs of whoever hires them. But really, does it sound any stupider than the premise of a teenage girl who fights vampires? Or a vampire with a soul who fights demons? Or a space-western about outlaws with hearts traveling the solar system? Or a wannabe supervillain falling in love? Boy, Joss Whedon shows don't really condense well to a single sentence!

Dollhouse premieres this Friday, February 13 at 9pm on Fox. You all need to watch it. Seriously. You know how approximately half of my readers have borrowed the DVDs of Firefly from me and loved it? Yeah, well you're all still kind of in trouble for not watching it when it was on TV in the first place. Oh sure, I tried to tell you all how great it was, but did anyone listen? Judging from the ratings it got, I believe TK and I were the only people who watched it back when it was on TV!

So for all of you who missed Firefly, here's your shot at redemption. For those of you not familiar with Joss Whedon shows, they sometimes are a bit of a slow starter. Character development plays heavily in the shows, and you can't get that all out of the way in the first 10 minutes. So don't watch a few minutes and shut it off...give it an episode or two before you make your judgment.

Okay, I'm teasing, you don't *have* to watch it. It'll just make you supercool and really, isn't that what we're all aiming for? Then you can come back here and tell me about how you watched it and I'll love you forever!

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Good golly, I'm excited about this show. But if we're being honest, this blog post is spurred by my fear that like Firefly, I'm going to get totally invested and then they'll cancel it after 10 episodes. And six years later, I'll still be mourning the death of the show...

So I'm desperately trying to tell everyone about it, in the hopes it'll get awesome ratings and NOT be canceled immediately as I fear.

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As a followup to my post about Sophie Kinsella, of course the next day I got a call from the library saying my book had arrived. So, I picked it up and returned the one I bought. At least I didn't waste any money on this one! I wouldn't say it was awful, but I'll never reread it. I posted a review here, if anyone is interested.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, it's on my DVR list already :)

And I didn't KNOW you when Firefly was on originally, so you can't be mad at me *grin* I had seriously never even heard of it before meeting you. Can't watch something I'd never heard of...

Rhonda said...

It's already on my Tivo season pass list. I LOVE Joss Whedon shows. I also happen to own Firefly on dvd and the movie was great. I adored Buffy. I heard there is already a campaign to keep them from canceling Dollhouse. It started way back when the show was first announced.

Mommy, Esq. said...

I was a late comer to Buffy and had to watch them on DVD. Dollhouse is already programed. Especially because I love Eliza Dushku.

Giovanna Diaries said...

I saw the commercial for it and IMMEDIATELY thought of you. And am I to understand you read the book in 1 day? What the heck?! I just finished it yesterday and thought it was a cute book. Not mind blowingly deep but cute. See ya Monday.

What A Card said...

Yay Nancy, Rhonda, and Mommy Esq! You guys rock!

Gio, *blush*, I did read the book in one day. As I wrote in my review, it was a surprisingly quick read!

Wolf said...

i didn't watch dollhouse because friday nights we don't typically spend home at the tv, but i sure miss buffy. i loved that show!

LauraC said...

I'm SO torn. I just went through this huge effort to cut out shows! So now to add one... still on the fence.