November 2, 2007
Dollhouse, Joss Whedon's new show
Everybody is rejoicing, Joss Whedon has got the go ahead for seven episodes of a new TV series called Dollhouse, starring Eliza Dushku. Here's an interview with Joss and Eliza about it. The idea sounds like something I've read (more than once), but the point is that Whedon always executes with style and class. I mean Vampires had been done to death hadn't they? And Buffy was still super cool and groovy. Here's the summary:
"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, languageÃ¢â‚¬â€even muscle memoryÃ¢â‚¬â€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 assignmentsÃ¢â‚¬â€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."Excited yet?