How do you spell butt-kicking, bombshell babes? D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E. I've been excited by this show for a while. I've always found Eliza Dushku to be endlessly attractive and am a big fan of Joss Whedon, but until now, I wasn't sure if the general pace and personality of the show would be directed towards me.
Especially considering the fact that Dollhouse is set to air Friday nights after Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronocles... A time slot that is usually the slow death of a show. This, combined with Dollhouse's general lack of solid television promos, had me fearing the worst: A swift death at the hand of lofty viewers.
But then I saw the light. Actually, I saw the recently released grindhouse-themed Dollhouse promo and it's given me all the hope in the world that this show will be as awesome as I'd anticipated. It's clever, funny and totally edgy. One of the things that makes it stick out is the fact that both shows are being billed as a double feature.
The promo is definitely awesome, and hits their target but this does not necessarily mean an overall victory for the shows. TVSquad commented:
"Granted, this does not mean that the shows are going to win in the ratings (which is unlikely due to their schedule placement), but it does at least appear that Fox is more aware of its target audience. This is a point Joss Whedon has made in a couple of interviews."
I guess we'll all have to wait and see what the overall result for the shows ends up being, but in the short term, I've gotten a glimpse of the awesome potential of Dollhouse and it's characters and I cannot wait for more. Then again, if it's terrible it won't be the first time I have been duped into caring about a show that ends up being terrible.
Dollhouse premieres Friday, February 13th and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns on the same night.