Mar. 21st, 2013

sperrywink: (Dollhouse Echo by winter_skyline)
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So I have been thinking about Dollhouse lately and how I interpreted it and what it meant to me. I wanted to write a meta essay about it, and this Jossverse challenge came along and seemed like the perfect way, even if I had to center my thoughts on an episode or two as per the requirements. I know a lot of people were disturbed or disgusted with it and while I understand that reaction, I sort of feel like they missed the broader implications, which saddens me because Dollhouse remains my favorite of Joss's shows.

Anyway, back to the challenge. I first picked The Hollow Men, the penultimate episode, but then felt that I couldn't adequately talk about the first season just talking about that. So I added Ghost, figuring the beginning was a great place to start. As always your mileage may vary, and you may not agree with my thoughts on the series. Feel free to bring your thoughts to the discussion! All ideas are respectfully welcome.

One final note. I don’t ignore the use/misuse of sex and sexuality or the issue of consent, but they are part of the whole for me, not the center of the series. So if you are waiting for an analysis of solely that, you will be disappointed. Hopefully someone else writes that for you! (And point me towards it when they do!)

SPOILERS FOR ALL OF DOLLHOUSE, PARTICULARLY THE FIRST EPISODE GHOST!!!!

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we dont need.** )

* Yes, I a quoting the movie Josie and the Pussycats. It's iconic!
** Yes, I am quoting the movie Fight Club, it is also iconic and totally related to my essay. *g*

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