As a fan of Joss Whedon's work, I had to check out Dollhouse. Before I even knew what it was about I had heard a lot of negative response to Dollhouse. This surprised me because Joss Whedon was known for the critically-acclaimed television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. (And as a testament to my fandom of Joss Whedon, I am actually wearing a Serenity shirt as I type this.)
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I like the premise of Dollhouse. It's a very interesting topic. It has great underlying themes, but it just falls short of something meaningful. I heard from a friend that the studio tried to take control of Joss Whedon and forced him to make Dollhouse different from what he had envisioned. And I can really see that. There is that genuine Joss Whedon aura, but it gets shrouded by something different.