March 7th, 2009

Granny Tyrell

Dollhouse four episodes and an unaired pilot

Just saw "Shades of gray" and it was ok. Interesting, a good line once in a while. It's ok. Only this is Joss so I'm kind of expecting more than just "ok" from him. There is the occasional line that gives a hint of what the show could be like, funny enough most of them come from Topher, who makes my skin crawl, but continues to be the most interesting character with the most compelling actor.

I keep wondering why the Jossness of this show is so minimalistic. So far every episode could be cut down to ten minutes of interesting stuff, (quarter of an hour for "Target"). Is it really FOX that makes him make the show dull on purpose? Looks like, because I just read the script of the unaired pilot and it's a world of better than the aired pilot and every episode so far!!! Packed with banter, information and with what made Joss other shows great. The moral issues are discussed much more spot on. Ballard is great in this script, I'd love to see him like that on screen. WTF is FOX thinking? What did they tell Joss? No we can't have people have fun while watching a dark show, that would be to confusing for the pour babies? Argh, I'm starting to hate these people. What made Joss go back to that network? Why not make the show for Showtime or HBO (also they behave less ridiculous about nudity)?

Hopefully word on the net is true and the show will be more like it was originally planned after episode 5.