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Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse will be the greatest television show in history

Published by jamdog on 1st July, 2008.

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse will be the greatest television show in history

Could we get any wetter ?

Aerial Telly does not get excited about developments in the world of TV. He’s BIN knowing about various spoilers, business lunches between TV stars and network executives and shows about to be culled. He knows which child actor is on coke, who’s banging the director, who spent all night at the club with a transvestite. He’s people that know people. He won’t betray confidences because class oozes from every pore of his skinwrap. Suffice to say that he does not wile out about this piece of news or that piece of gossip. And yet and YET, ladies and gentlemen, he is thrilled to his very candy core about the prospect of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, currently in production at the Fox network.

"Aerial Telly is more than aware that successful television is a recipe, not a blueprint and that voodoo, happenstance and good luck play their part in the creation of the vision that is telly."

Is there any way this will not be a fantastic television show? No, there isn’t. Aerial Telly is more than aware that successful television is a recipe, not a blueprint and that voodoo, happenstance and good luck play their part in the creation of the vision that is telly. If it were just a question of assembling talents like baseball cards then John from Cincinnati would have been Deadwood. And it wasnae.

"Dollhouse will be the greatest television show in history and you can all drink mares’ piss if you disagree."

But here we have television god Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. He is joined by long-time collaborator and creator of the excellent Drive, Tim Minear. The star of the show will be Eliza Dushku, Faith from Buffy, one of the finest pieces of pie TV has seen. Dushku will play Echo, a young woman who agrees to become an Active or Doll. For five years her personality will be ersed so that new personas can be imprinted on her for various assignments. It could be for mischief, crime, sex or even bad things like charity. The point is that it gives the writers carte blanche to dabble in any genre they like. This is why it will work

Aerial Telly is not in the business of hyperbole or making sweeping statements but he does say this: Dollhouse will be the greatest television show in history and you can all drink mares’ piss if you disagree.

 

Imagined: 1st July 2008

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