26 September 2009

100 Issues for 100 Days: #40

#40: Welcome to the ...

Last night marked the return of two of my favorite shows NUMB3RS and Dollhouse. While NUMB3RS was a good episode, it was mainly picking up where last season ended. But Dollhouse is setting us up for a far different ride.

With the arrival of Dollhouse on DVD, fans also got an unaired episode, Epitaph One. That episode, set years into the future, showed us where this show is headed and the season premiere started us along that journey.

And though Amy Acker is still being billed as merely a guest star, it's her phenomenal acting as the tortured Dr. Saunders/Whiskey that is really driving the moral dilemmas that these characters are facing. The ethical questions this show asks are what scripted television should strive for.

Given FOX's track record for canceling shows, it's always hard to get into a drama like this because there's always a chance you might not get to the endgame. But take a chance on this show cause the endgame is worth it. And along the way you'll get to see Battlestar Galactica alums, Jamie Bamber and Michael Hogan as well as Angel alum, Alexis Denisof and Summer Glau of Firefly and Terminator fame.

No comments: