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Good one. Really fits here well with some.
As for me, I never watch any show because of who directed it. In fact, if I know that beforehand, I put it out of my mind completely. I've been around long enough to know that even the best directors produce absolute clunkers sometimes.
As far as procedural-style being the thing "these days", I disagree. I don't watch any of those primetime procedurals that are on now (hate 'em - too much 'hamming' for me by all involved) - but in the sense that was mentioned, most old, successful shows were that way. You could just tune in anytime and start watching. The Fugitive, for example, was like that (I just thought of that one because I've been watching it occasionally on the local retro channel). It had a simple, basic backstory that they tended to early on (really they just did a short reminder at the beginning of every program) - but every episode could be appreciated for what it was - a good, individual piece of drama.
I think if Dollhouse establishes just a basic backstory, and then goes back to the "individual stories" like the first episodes, but improves upon that, I think that would actually give it a better chance of succeding than that hyperactive mishmosh stuff they've been doing the last couple of episodes that nobody can make heads or tails of if they're just tuning into the show.
"Joss" or no Joss.