Dollhouse: Season Two [Blu-ray
This compelling final season is the one worth seeing because it is quite captivating and mind-blowing at its means, and even the sneak preview of it wouldn’t serve you justice to believe that you have watched it. This television series is the brainchild of the creative director Joss Whedon who is no stranger to amaze us with the mind-blowing television series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse
(2009–2010), as well as the short film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). He is also notable for his work in film, comic books, and online media. Many of Whedon's projects, as well as Whedon himself, enjoy a cult status. However my intention is to review his very latest ad final offering of his American science television series known as Dollhouse: Season Two which is quite intriguing. The series unfolds the mystery where left by continuing on the story that follows Echo (Eliza Dushku), a "doll" or "Active" for the Los Angeles "Dollhouse", one of several fictional facilities run by a company which hires out human beings to wealthy clients. These "engagements" range from romantic interludes to high-risk criminal enterprises. Each Active has their original memories wiped and exists in a child-like blank state until programmed via the insertion of new memories and personalities for each mission. Actives such as Echo are ostensibly volunteers who have surrendered their minds and bodies to the organization for five-year stints, during which their original personalities are saved on hard drives, in exchange for vast amounts of money and a solution to any other problematic circumstances in their lives. Echo is unique however in that she remembers small amounts even after personality "wipes", and gradually develops an increasingly cognizant self-awareness and personality. This concept allows the series to examine the notions of identity and personhood.
Within the house, opinions on such matters are divided. Dollhouse director Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams) sees her role as merely giving people what they need; programmer Topher Brink (Fran Kranz) is initially entirely scientific and amoral, apart from brief flashes of moral quandary; while Echo's mentor in the house or "handler", Boyd Langton (Harry Lennix), an ex-cop with an unknown past, is generally concerned with the ethical and theological implications of the Dollhouse's technology, seeing his inside role as an opportunity to limit any collateral damage. Further complicating matters are other dolls Victor (Enver Gjokaj) and Sierra (Dichen Lachman), who despite being continually re-wiped, begin to fall in love. This is just the tidbits of what to expect, and you can imagine if I kept on elongating the storyline altogether! Surely you could have fully captured everything, so make it a mission to fulfil by watching the series when you simply log in to our exclusive online shopping site wantitall.co.za retailing it at the massive affordable price.
Other than that, the result is more like a zippy science-fiction novel than typical serial television. The regular characters all develop in juicy ways and some actors from other Whedon series (like Firefly's Summer Glau and Angel's Alexis Denisof) get plum guest roles. The series has its weaknesses as some ideas seem clumsily grafted on from other science-fiction franchises--but the second season vastly improved upon the first, and Whedon's vivid characters and superb storytelling make Dollhouse a pleasure to watch.
Date Added: 17 May 2011 16:52:57