tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (donna+rose bench)

While I was prowling through the Awesome Ladies Ficathon reading fics, I seem to have ended up writing something.  It's a Dollhouse double-drabble focusing on Adelle DeWitt.  It's rather hasty and unbeta'ed, but anyone interested can find fic and prompt right here. If you want to find the many other ficlets better than mine and write/prompt some of your own (you should!) , here's the shiny banner to take you to them:




To sign up to write something longer than a comment, try part 2 of the ficathon here.

TV Meme, Day 15:  Favorite Female Character

Women who rock )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor/sierra facepainting)
I'm going to cheat a little bit on this one.  I don't watch a lot of TV shows that are on currently.  Pretty much everybody reading this already watches Doctor Who and usually Torchwood, and a substantial portion of my flist already watches Merlin as well.  So I'm going to nominate a show that recently went off the air.  I wish more people had watched it when it was active, but now I would love it if my flist suddenly took up watching it on DVD to give it a bit more posthumous recognition.
the icon gives it away )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor dollhouse)
Precisely at the moment the end credits of the final episode of Dollhouse finished, it started to rain. It was as if the sky was crying because there is no more Dollhouse. Damn you, Fox!  Damn you, foolish audiences who never watched Dollhouse or tuned it out before it got good!

Epitaph Two: The Return SPOILERS )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (reading the paper Nine)
Linkspam time!

Some utterly brilliant person has created End of Time-spoilery Facebook pages for the Doctor and the Master.  I LOLed for about ten minutes solid.

Io9 ponders how various sci-fi heroes would fare in other franchises. The description of what Captain Kirk would be like in Dollhouse is hilarious, including bits like, "Captain Kirk is more than qualified to be Doll. For crying out loud, the man has already spent most of his adult life wearing pajamas!"

The NY Times put out an interesting web map of Netflix rental patterns for various popular movies in several major American cities broken down by neighborhood. Cool ways of displaying data make me happy.
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor dollhouse)
A more coherent entry might follow at a later date.  For now, my thoughts about Dollhouse, especially the second episode of the night, go something like this (no spoilers):

!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!!!?!!!!!!?!???!!!!!!!!!!

???

. . .

!!!!!
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor/sierra facepainting)
OMGWTFDOLLHOUSESQUEEEEEE! How is Fox canceling this show? Have they watched the episodes that aired tonight? If they had watched it then there is no way in hell they could cancel, ratings be damned. Still, their tactic to clear Dollhouse out of the way faster does mean sweet two-hour blocks of Dollhouse, which I kinda love.

Double the Dollhouse, double the fun, double the SPOILERS )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (sierra+gun dollhouse)
Whoa. Dollhouse tonight was definitely the best so far this season and right up there in the top few the show has done so far.  It was also painful as hell.  It took on the issues of moral compromise, rape, and victimization that the show generally traffics in and dealt with them head on, no holds barred.  All of the characters who were in the episode gained important levels of development, and the actors put in some fine performances.

detailed and SPOILERY thoughts under the cut )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor dollhouse)
Dollhouse tonight featured lots of Victor, and therefore contained lots of awesome.  It had a few flaws, but overall I give this week's episode an emphatic vote of approval. 

spoilers herein! )

tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (victor dollhouse)
I have a few Dollhouse-watching buddies on this f-list already,  but  I hope to convince the rest of you to join.  Why?  Two reasons.

(1) This show is brilliant and I think you will like it!
(2) Dollhouse isn't doing very well in the ratings, which is hard to avoid since it's in the Friday night doomtime that killed Firefly (*shakes fist at Fox*).  The second season has just started airing, but the word is that if ratings don't pick up then Fox won't even finish airing this season.  I will be very, very sad if this show dies in mid-season. 

Let's explore reason #1 in more detail.

Dollhouse is thoughtful, peopled with complex characters, funny, plotty, and overall the sort of television we need to encourage in America.  It provides great fodder for feminist analysis, if you're so inclined.   You should watch it.  So there.  Still want more info?  Here it is, spoiler-free for those who might want to start from the beginning.
if you saw one or two episodes and weren't impressed, click here )
if you don't know much of anything about Dollhouse, click here )

who's who picspam of pretty! )

I want to help out this phenomenal show!  How can I boost its ratings?
  you may be saying by now. Watch it in a way that counts.  If you are in the US and not in a Nielson household, that means it's better to watch it on Hulu, iTunes, Fox on demand, or TiVo than just on your TV, since all of those computer viewings count but only Nielson ratings count for actual TV screen viewing.  High ratings in these nontraditional media were what got Dollhouse a second season in the first place.  Here's more info (complete with links) from the [livejournal.com profile] blank_dolls community, which also includes a bit of info for non-US people.  If you would prefer to watch on your normal TV or need to set your tivo, it's on at 9 pm on Fridays on Fox. 

where should I start watching? )

Have fun watching!  If you have questions, feel free to ask. 
Those of you who already watch, let's pimp this show like mad!  (And then analyze the feminist implications of using the word "pimp" with regards to a show about prostitution and exploitation!)

tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (sierra+gun dollhouse)
I saw the Dollhouse season premiere!  *bounces*  Here are my thoughts in a poorly ordered, rambling list, because I think I'm too excitable at the moment to attempt any other structure: 
Spoilers for Dollhouse 2x01 )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (sierra+gun dollhouse)
OMG!  Dollhouse tonight!!  So awesome!!!  Joss Whedon FTW!!!!

*pause to breathe deeply and regain ability to type in comeplete sentences* 
Folks, if you've liked some of Whedon's previous series but you haven't watched Dollhouse due to the mediocre reviews of the first few episodes, you might want to rethink your decision.  This show has grown into some damn fine television.

This kind of expansionist thinking led to the Trail of Tears! [CONTAINS SPOILERS] )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (princess bride dread pirate roberts)
Dollhouse is causing great tension, both in the onscreen and offscreen worlds.  I am starting to get emotionally involved in this show, and now there are the signs of trouble from the network that fans have been prophesying since the beginning.  Apparently Fox isn't planning on airing the last episode of this season.  Let the fandom explosion commence!  But wait...I don't feel like typing out the background story, but apparently Fox is fulfililng their obligations, and this episode is "extra." The network is only being mildly wanker-like rather than heinously evil.  So the decision not to air this episode isn't necessarily a death bell for the series...but it's not exactly promising either. 

Enough about that.  Let me squee about episodes for a bit!

drawer of inappropriate spoilers )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (ms hippie freak to you)
Dollhouse tonight continued last week's trend of actually being good, if perhaps not quite as good as last week.

spoilers below!  )

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