Airdate: Dollhouse

By David Knox on May 21, 2009 / Filed Under Pay TV 14

dichen-lachman-1Joss Whedon’s latest series, Dollhouse, will hit Aussie screens at 8:30pm Tuesday June 9th on FOX8.

The series features former Buffy actress Eliza Dushku as Echo, an “Active,” a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas.

Dollhouse revolves around Echo’s blossoming self-awareness and her desire to discover her true identity. But with each new engagement comes a new memory and increased danger inside and outside the Dollhouse.

Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don’t just perform their hired roles, they wholly become –with mind, personality and physiology –whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.

The series  also features former Neighbours actress Dichen Lachman as one of the other Actives.

14 Comments »

  1. scotty May 23, 2009 at 4:38 am -

    well watched the whole seaon & gotta say one of the better shows so far this year by far , well worth watching

  2. RichoTB May 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm -

    First few eps were rather average, but episode 6 was fantastic and from there the season got better and better. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoyed Whedon’s other works. A different kind of show with a brain, its good news about the second season.

  3. Kevin May 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm -

    Episode 13 should be aired on Fox 8, since the whole reason why it was made was that the production company had promised 13 episodes when selling the show overseas.

  4. lisa May 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm -

    was going to post the same thing Alex, episode 6 and 11 and 12 were beyond brilliant, so glad it got renewed

  5. Alex May 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm -

    Just a word to those who don’t know if you want to watch this show, keep at it. It’s really good for the first few eps, but when it hits ep 6, it is phenomenal. The episodes stop being stand-alones and start to really get brilliant storylines.

  6. Karen May 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm -

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this. I’ve loved everything Joss Whedon has produced so far, so I’m really glad to see he’s been given a second series!

  7. Grinspoon May 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm -

    Really good show. Very glad it got a second season.

    Hopefully if they decide not to give it a third, they can wrap it all up.

  8. Matthew See May 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm -

    Since it was created by Joss Whedon it is obviously something that Buffy fans would want to watch.

    However there is one Buffy forum that does not seem to understand the concept of the Whedonverse. This is because this forum has the Dollhouse thread in the TV section with shows that are not related to Buffy nor Joss Whedon. However this same forum has a seperate section for the other non-Buffy Whedon show Firefly. I mean given who it was created by shouldn’t Dollhouse be given the same treatment as Firefly.

    A moderator told me that they are waiting to see if Dollhouse is going to be a success before deciding to give it special treatment but that is hardly the point.

    Since Dollhouse has been renewed for a second season there really is no excuse for that forum to give it the same treatment as the non-Buffy non Whedon shows. Come on it is a Whedon show give it treatment it deserves.

  9. Matthew See May 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm -

    I have seen all 12 transmitted episodes of season 1 and quite enjoyed it.

    Episode 13 will be straight to DVD.

    Wonder if episode 13 will be shown on FOX8 since Australian networks in the past have shown episodes that were not aired in the US.

  10. Burt May 21, 2009 at 11:11 am -

    Ten would’ve had first rights to this (currently poor rating) show via their Fox output deal and screened it on the now non-existent Ten HD, so obviously
    opted to onsell it to Foxtel.

  11. james May 21, 2009 at 10:53 am -

    @tomothy What about Topher, Paul Ballard (the cop), Dr Saunders, Adelle… there’s story lines with all of these characters throughout the series…

  12. tomothy May 21, 2009 at 9:52 am -

    I couldnt get into this show. It was hard to connect to a character when they are not the same persona each week.

  13. thangcuoi May 21, 2009 at 9:18 am -

    Thought provoking, sexy, ass kicking. What more do people want?

    I hope it’s more successful outside the US where people are not so hangup on their moral high ground.

    I’m eagerly anticipating season 2.

  14. james harley May 21, 2009 at 7:41 am -

    absolutely brilliant show! Especially the second half of the season. Best news of the week was when Fox picked it up for another season – albeit it 12 episodes

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