Not because I don't like the premise, because I do. I like Joss Whedon, too, even though he does terrible, horrible things to beloved characters. And Eliza Dushku always brings the sexay to anything she's in.
No, I refuse to watch this show because it's on FOX. You may recall them as the network that seems committed to smothering new shows before they develop:
all of these series were good; in fact, I didn't even see some of them. The point remains, however, that FOX has a track recording for developing geek-friendly shows and then canning them before they've found their legs.)
And this doesn't even count the series that managed to last over 13 episodes before being cancelled, like Tru Calling or Arrested Development or Dark Angel. I still expect The Sarah Connor Chronicles to get canned any moment now, seeing as it (and Dollhouse) occupies the Friday Night Death Slot.
And it's premiering on Friday the 13th, no less. Could this show possibly be born under an unluckier star?
So in light of this, I will not watch Dollhouse, and will not until the following occurs:
- It runs for a full season.
- Its first season is released on DVD.
- It is renewed for a second full season.
Tho those folks who are brave enough to watch it: Enjoy. I mean it; there is no sarcasm. But I know that I cannot enjoy it, because in the back of my head there will be a little voice that says "If you like this show, then FOX will cancel it."
I'd like to conclude this post with a message to Joss Whedon.
After Firefly was cancelled, you once swore that you would never, ever, work for FOX again, and yet here you are.
Yes, I know that they have given you a contract for multiple episodes. I seem to recall they did the same thing for Firefly.
So while I sincerely wish you and your show well, IF Dollhouse is cancelled, don't have the gall to be surprised.