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I’m watching the mass media plowing along and pouring accolades all over the Joss Whedon helmed movie, The Avengers.  As many are coming to understand, and many of you will as soon as you see his newest movie, Joss Whedon is pretty good with character group dynamics.  It’s this strength that makes his stories shine above the many others.

'Dollhouse' from Joss Whedon, starring Eliza Dushku

This got me to wondering how folks would have received Joss’s pet network project, Dollhouse, if he had approached it slightly differently and would it have survived for more than two seasons.  I ask that because the series was a very character rich sci fi series that Joss pulled together with Eliza Dushku and with how Joss handles group ensembles should have been a win-win for everyone.

Well, it was for his hard-core fan base.  But in general, Dollhouse had other issues in trying to appeal to the TV masses.  Well, that, and FOX reordered a few episodes… again.  (Yea, I know.  I’m going to try not to go “there.”)

Dollhouse starred Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman & Olivia Williams with the occasional and beautifully delivered guest appearance of  Alan Tudyk as the insidiously evil Alpha.

The premise of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse was about a secret organization that had programmable human agents for hire.  The trick being that these agents were mindless child-like humans between assignments and then when a client needed a task, the organization would program one of their “dolls” with the required skills and send them out on assignment.

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