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ok, I know in the last post I made I said I would make an update real soon afterwards in which I blogged about my actual life.  Said post never really materialized.  In my defense, I'm not a liar, I just don't stick to my commitments.  Which I suppose is equally horrible.  So here it is. 

I'm in college, got another 12 months until I graduate.  Got a girlfriend, we're happy.   I have trouble sleeping sometimes.  

That's the short version, which is all the important stuff anyway.  Now that that's done with, I'd like to ramble about dollhouse a bit.  I'm putting this behind a cut because there's some very, very minor spoilers. 

On the whole dollhouse is kinda ok.  Maybe it'll turn out to be awesome, maybe it won't.  After watching the first episode, I'm not convinced Eliza Dushku is the right choice for the main character.  The basic premise is that she can be "programmed" to be anyone.  The problem is that I'm not sure Eliza Dushku has the acting range to pull it off.  We'll have to see how things develop, but for the moment, I'm wary. 

My absolute favorite part of the first episode, however, was the scene in which the FBI agent meets with his boss.  The boss is an asshole.  That's the spoiler part.  The asshole boss is a cherished trope of television shows everywhere.  Only time will tell if this guy (I don't know if he has a name yet) will live up to the standards set by George Mason, but I see a lot of promise in him.  In Shakespearean theatre, all the roles have been done so many times before, and by so many great actors.  And yet each new generation takes on those roles, trying to carve out their own place in the history of Shakespeare.  I imagine it's much the same in the little world of asshole boss acting.  We, the television audience have heard "You're out of line!" shouted with fingers pointed and spittle flying, but I think this guy is going to put his own unique brand of assholery on display here.  He's like the Kenneth Branagh of asshole bosses.  I've got a good feeling about him.   

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Date:February 27th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you. Possibly awesome, possibly mediocre.
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