Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday Night TV

The Dollhouse premiere was chock full of goodies, I don't even know where to begin. Actually I just wanted to briefly comment on the unaired episode "Epitaph One" from last season which I only saw an hour before the new season started. Wow. It was pretty much a game changer sort of episode and it'll be interesting to see how the second season is affected by it.

While I loved seeing Echo, Paul, Topher, Adelle, etc., it was all about the guest stars for me this week. It was fantastic seeing Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) playing a smarmy arms dealer and his scenes with Eliza Dushku were hot hot hot. I expected nothing less. Then there was our first glimpse of Alexis Denisof (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) playing a senator out to get Rossum Corportation, the Dollhouse's parent company.

But the true star of the episode for me was Amy Acker (Angel) who played Dr. Saunders with an edge that wasn't there for the first season. Her inability to handle finding out that she's a doll really created some inspired bits of acting especially with the character of Topher. It's sad to see the actress go, but there's no doubt she'll be back.

Other than Dollhouse, the only other TV show I saw last night was Fringe which I recorded from the night before. The second episode was more "monster of the week" type of an episode with bits and pieces of the Big Mystery of the Alternate Universe popping up like Olivia's superhuman hearing and not!Charlie's stalkery ways. The monster of the week though was truly horrifying, a mutant child living underground? Yikes!

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