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My first time watching Dollhouse

BaskingINBangel

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I'll be starting Dollhouse for the first time, a little later on tonight, and decided that it might be fun to make a reaction thread, since I kind of regret not making one when I was watching Firefly. I'm super excited because I think I'm going to really like this show!
 

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Awesome! I hope you enjoy the show. I've seen it at least 3 times all the way through. Look forward to reading your thoughts. Just remember that the show doesn't really kick into gear until the 6th episode. The first 5 aren't the best of the show. Good luck!
 

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Can't wait to hear your thoughts, this is my favorite Whedon show! :D

How much do you know going into it?
 

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1x01 Ghost

Some of my initial thoughts and reactions...

* Interesting opening scene, this lady is giving me Lilah vibes.

* Yay, street bikes!

* Eliza is so gorgeous!

* "I think I found something real" Poof. All gone. That mind wipe was kind of sad, and the necklace falling, omg. 😒

* Wow! The Dollhouse is beautiful! Kind of reminds me of Wolfram & Hart.

* A young girl alone at night in a big house, I'm sure that's going to end well.

* I knew it!

* Ok, so that woman in the opening scene is the boss lady? I like her so far.

* "I bet it was something great" πŸ˜‚ I'm kind of liking this Topher guy.

* Wow! I can haz that houze please?

* Eleanor Penn. She's nearsighted and has asthma. What in the world!?

* Let's just make it $8 million.

* What a great time to have an asthma attack.

* "You can't fight a ghost"

* "Is she injured? Then get over it." Nice!

* Nice setup for the next episode.

So far, I like this show a lot! Can't wait for the next episode!
 

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1x02 The Target

* Yay! Flashbacks! Any episode with flashbacks is destined for greatness as far as I'm concerned.

* This is my kind of date!

* That's a full service organization.

* I like mustard too!

* "Start Running." Wait..what!? Yikes! On second thought, this is definitely not my kind of date. :eek:

* Shouldn't have drank that water.

* "You're playing my game now." Awesome! The hunter becomes the hunted.

* I bet that hurt! :oops:

* Hey, stop being a jerk to Echo! :mad:

Ok, as good as the first episode was, I liked this one even better! I'm really hooked now, on what I assume are developing story-arcs, about this Alpha character, and about the fact that Echo is remembering fragments of things that appear to be from before she became an active.

Can't wait for episode 3!
 

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1x03 Stage Fright


* He seemed odd. I'm guessing someone has a crazy stalker fan?

* "You're going to get married and have scowly babies." Lol!

* Wow. Even mints set her off?

* Lol @ Audra

* Whaaat??? Victor!? :eek:

* I'm really glad there was a rope tied to her.

*She definitely learned something from that whole experience.


Ok, I'm really curious about this whole "Attic" place. Must be where they send all the disobedient actives.
 
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You're making me want to re-Watch! :D

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1x04 Gray Hour


* Ok, that opening scene did not go where I thought it was going.

* "Little Lucy has linebacker shoulders." Hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

* "They're a little bit bison."

* Did not see that coming, either.

* "You're very astute professor." Yep, I'm definitely adding that one to my vocabulary.

* So they are stealing stolen art?

* Looks like Paul has fine tuned his spidey senses.

* Did her imprinting just go wrong? :eek:

* When the first active fails, try try again with another one.

* "This is about to be a giant anti climax." Lol!

* That kitchen sure gets a lot of foot traffic.

* "I'm not broken." Awww...

* "This is West Hollywood, two guys in an idling car isn't news." Ain't that the truth.

* "I'm scared like a little girl." Topher is hilarious! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 
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They're a little bit bison, always makes me laugh

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1x05 True Believer

* Imagine such a thing.

* "Aren't you supposed to be shot?"

* A brain camera for the blind.

* Pleasant, Arizona. But is it really pleasant?

* This convo between Claire and Topher is cracking me up. Man Reactions...πŸ˜‚

* "Just a girl with a potty mouth."

* Trip wire. How very basic, yet clever.

* She can see now??

* Why yes, she was brought there for that purpose.

* He is crazy.

* What is Domenics issue with Echo?

* "I thought you were an angel." Aww, he kind of is her Angel.

* "I see perfectly." Chills.
 

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1x06 Man on the Street

* Nicely handled, Paul.

* Whoa. She really freaked out.

* Please tell me Victor is innocent...

* It's her!!

* "It's porn, isn't it!?" πŸ˜‚

* Aww. This is actually kind of a sad story. 😒

* "I'm sure I'm in need of some moral spankitude. But guess who's not qualified to be my rabbi?"

* Paul. 😍😍 Like she's paying attention to anything he's saying right now. πŸ˜‚

* Really glad it wasn't him.

* Get him Boyd!

* Yeah, they're definitely "neighborly."

* Who sent the message?? 😱

* "There are three flowers in a vase. The third flower is green." Ohhh my gooosh....what just happened??? 😱

* Ok, at this point, I'm just going to assume everyone is an active. Lol.

* "Good Day." Omg! They are way too cute!
 

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1x07 Echos

This scene again? Must be a flashback episode!

"Fly, fly"

An army of actives?

Lmao @ Topher. πŸ˜‚

Here comes the army!

You forgot to untie him, Alice.

I'm loving these flashbacks! I've been waiting for an episode to give me some more insight into Caroline's backstory.

"Think about pretty things....rainbows." I still can't believe that she is an active.

"Can you get me a juice box?"

No, I don't think you're fine.

Adelle and Topher are affected too?

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Topher has a drawer full of inappropriate starches?

Lily Foundry?

Their faces when Mellie said that.............LMAO! :eek:

"Water. Bridge. Under."

"He's not a nice doggie"


What is he doing with that?

Aww....those poor animals.

Omg, he got shot.

Bye, Mellie.
 

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1x08 Needs

Interesting....

I don't think that's supposed to happen?

"We're all gonna die." Lol @ Victor

I love bananas.

"Right on schedule??" Ok, so they planned for them to leave?

Victor and Sierra are so adorable!

She has a daughter? :eek:

"No power, no chair, no wipey."

Her real name is Priya?
I don't like that Nolan guy, at all.
I really hope more about her past will be revealed eventually.

"Grow a belly.....sew a quilt."

"My chair." πŸ˜‚


Omg, her daughter is dead? Sad.

Did she really let them all go???

Wait........

Ahh, that was pretty brilliant. Let them all get closure.

Oh, she managed to get a call in to Paul! Nice!

This was a fantastic episode, had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
 

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1x09 A Spy in the House of Love


Whoa!! Who got shot?

Don't be so vanilla, Boyd.

"I know a guy."

I wonder who the spy is? I'm kind of bad at guessing things like that.

Jeez, Paul! Obsessing much? πŸ˜‚

Well, at least now he knows about Mellie. Ouch.

Why is Sierra so awesome in like every imprint she gets?

10 Miss-Lonely-Heart engagements? Wow.

Why is he leaving?

Whaaaat?? It's Adelle? :eek:

She could fence with the best of them.

Adelle is just a fascinating, and brilliant character. My gosh. ❀

This scene is heartbreaking. 😒

"She's rockin a little Sherlock Holmes."

"I mean...I don't want to brag. Ok, I want to brag. I'm kind of a genius."


Dominic? Yep, definitely did not see that one coming. Can't believe it was him all along.

"Im....not...broken!"

Dominic is going to the attic.

"Sooner or later, everybody gets theirs."

Ahh, that explains the opening scene.

The unabridged, Laurence Dominic.

"Nothing I can't live without." Omg....this scene. 😭😭


What a fantastic episode this was! My favorite episode so far! So much insight into Adelle's character. I won't label anyone a favorite character until I'm totally done with the show, but Adelle is definitely up there.
Also, I don't know if it's the actor, or what, but every time Victor is on-screen, whether he's imprinted or not, I'm just captivated by him. He's also in the running for favorite character.
 
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I had to stop watching this show because life got very hectic for a while, and I knew that I really wouldn't have the time to devote to watching it every night.

I started it up again a week or so ago, and I decided to start back from the beginning so it would be fresh in my mind. Anyways, I'm now up to the point where I had left off, so I'll be posting these reviews again.



1x10 Haunted

Horsey! πŸ˜€

"Not special friends." Lmao! πŸ˜‚

Attending your own funeral. That's a new one.

I love how so many people know about the Dollhouse while Paul is over there struggling just to prove it's existence.

Aww, Topher made himself a friend.

"That's Italian for Owww! My teeth!" The Italian in me laughed way too hard at that.

You shouldn't, but you will.

Now she knows Paul isn't crazy.

Toast to Margaret.

Laser Tag in the Dollhouse would be pretty awesome.

Haha, Mellie. πŸ˜‚

Even her son knows about the Dollhouse.

"Loneliness leads to nothing good."

Oh heck no! It was her son??

"It did." Ok, that scene got me a little choked up.
 

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1Γ—11 Briar Rose

"Everybody wants to be righteous when they can afford it."


Aww, Mellie. 😒

Well, well...Paul just found himself the Dollhouse.

"Whose body am I in?" Poor Dominic.

I just want to give Susan a big hug through the screen. 😒

Those are definitely not carrots buddy. πŸ˜‚

That guy is a real piece of work.

"Then you got the elements.......rain....condensation..."

Yep, it's real.

"He smells like yesterday's breakfast, not last weeks." That's kind of a relief.

I hate those kinds of stairs too! And for that exact reason! Never know when someone is going to reach out and grab you.

"My whole life isn't real." I'll say! πŸ˜‚

Of course, the first pod he opens had to be hers.

Poor Victor.

Alpha!

Way to bring him back to the Dollhouse, Paul.

Ok, so Alpha and Echo had a thing??

Another excellent episode. Can't wait to watch the next one!
 

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1x12 Omega

Alpha and Echo are kidnapping people now?

He actually paid for this? Is it too late for a refund?

She was an active? :eek:

I bet he'll never pay for that experience again.

Lol @ Adelle

Poor Victor. 😒

Dr. Saunders was a guy??

"Dr. Saunders is nice."

You tell them, Adelle!

Lmao @ Alpha literally watching his step πŸ˜‚

"He's like soylent green."

Uh oh, the original Caroline is missing.

So that's how she got the scars.

"It's kind of a greatest hits." Hahaha

Burnt hair smell is the worst.

Ohhh! I didn't see that coming.

"Call me Omega again, and you'll get some more." Atta girl.

Whiskey 1.1 Lol!

Yep, he definitely likes to cut things.

And Paul saves the day.

Why did he make her hate him?

Oh my gosh, he freed her?

Goodnight, actives.


Another episode that I really liked. Loved getting the backstory of Whiskey/Claire's character. Alpha is totally cray cray, and still out there. I'm guessing that means he will be back at some point in the future.
 

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1x13 Epitaph 1

This takes place in 2019? So this episode is well into the future. Interesting.

I don't recognize any of these people.

They found the Dollhouse, which I'm guessing is abandoned.

Ok, nevermind. Someone is definitely down there.

When in doubt, always go to the desert!

Was that an imprint of Adelle?

Ok, flashback time.....

"Can I be your nose and throat?" Classic Topher.

Yes! Get that man a refrigerator!

That doesn't seem like a great idea, but if hadn't had a shower for that long, I would be jumping at the chance too.

Whoa! Was Paul her handler in that flashback?

Someone is down there! I knew that shower was a bad idea.

Actuals?

I wonder if Topher's drawer of inappropriate starches is still there?

Whiskey! 😱😱

"In the kitchen." Lol! Where else would food be?

Upgraded actives?

Little girl with a gun.

Why is she trying to frame her father?

Dominic!

"Just the Vodka, thank God." My sentiments exactly. πŸ˜‚

I don't trust that little girl at all.

He wasn't even her father? What a little sneaky snake.

Topher......😒

Caroline is home.

Why is Whiskey staying?

Nooo, Whiskey...πŸ’”πŸ˜’

"Kids playing with matches, and they burned the house down." From that clip, it looks like they burned the entire city down. But what do I know.

I hope you find you alive too, Caroline.

I thought this episode was amazing! I am soo excited to start season 2!
 

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2x1 Vows


Someone got a haircut.

Tempura Joe? I can only imagine.

Topher sleeps there? Is that like taking your work home with you, or taking your home to work with you?

This imprint for Sierra. LMAO! I think it tops the Audra imprint for me.

Oh heck no! Put those rats back in their cage.

Claire is playing dirty now.

"My entire existence was constructed by a sociopath in a sweater vest, what do you suggest I do? Ouch.

Excuses. We all have them.

The woman of your dreams isn't real buddy.

Was Paul watching that?

Ahh ok, she's undercover.

Claire is ruthless. Not sure I can blame her though.

Adelle is such a boss. Love her!

Jeez, he ended up being a great guy to marry.

Never a good thing when Echo hits her head.

Did she just say Eleanor Penn? Ooopsy.

lol @Topher

Nicely done, Echo!

Aww, good for Claire! No more excuses.

Love these two! πŸ’˜

He's her handler now!?



Not a bad start to season two at all. I really loved the Claire moments!
 

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2x2 Instinct

I don't think changing a doll on a glandular level is such a good idea.

I don't understand either.

Her husband is weird.

Senator Perrin probably shouldn't be stirring up info like that. I don't think Rossum would like it.

I wonder who is giving him info? Paul?

Swanky pad, Madeline!

Yes, something happend....

You can't just take a baby from it's mom like that, and expect it to end well.

Topher got knocked out!

"I outplayed myself." LOL!

That was creepy.

"I feel sad." Awww....
 
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As a mother, this was such a difficult episode for me to watch.

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2x3 Belle Chose

Wow, this guy is creepy.

Those are real people?? I actually thought they were mannequins at first. That makes it even weirder.....

Should I feel bad about the car hitting him? Or nah?

Why is he at the Dollhouse?

Shopping or killing? Okay.......

Topher has ethical problems.

Yes, yes!

Why do they always choose Victor's body?

Someone got an F. Tsk, tsk.......

He's definitely weird.

Paul is a really good interrogator.

Goodness gracious.

Way to let him just walk out of there.

He keeps them fenced in? It just keeps getting weirder.....

Hahahaha...

"He'll be an empty headed robot roaming around Hollywood. He'll be fine." He will fit right in.

Whoa.....I think the remote wipe just messed up.

Kiki!! LOL!

That whole scene was great!

That would be very nice.

Goodness gracious.


This was a really good episode. Kept me entertained, made me laugh, and disturbed me all at the same time. Victor as Kiki was hilarious! I hope that is the end of Terry Kearns. And I think I am officially going to stop saying goodness gracious.
 
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I really need to re-watch. It’s been a long time
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