Travis Yanan Watches TV is a blog about television and television ratings.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The Joss Wants What It Wants
I don't understand why Fox would fuck around by altering what Joss Whedon had in mind for Dollhouse. As far as I'm concerned, the series started last night. Yeah, there's a bit of backstory and character connections that were made in the first five episodes, but "Man on the Street" felt, played, unfolded so much more like a pilot than, well, certainly the first episode of Dollhouse that aired.
Was it "game-changing"? Nah. Because there wasn't a lot of game going on to change. It was "game-starting".
I'm very pleased that I stuck with Dollhouse. Though I wish I could get the first five episodes wiped from my memory.
Travis Yanan is an online alias I used to post on Marc Berman's PI Feedback forum. Travis is a fictional character from a story I wrote long ago that I hope will one day be a television series, though his name may have to change (thank you, clearances) should it ever get to air. Though not the main character, Travis is my favorite from this particular piece because of the multitude of terrible things I plan to put him through and do to him over the (intended) seven seasons of the show. Which I guess makes the real me a sadist.