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 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!)