Originally Posted by lvthunder
When's the last time you've been on a college campus? It's been about 5 years for me and some of the girls I saw dressed like that.
I don't know, lvthunder. I'm on my alma mater's campus here in town at least once a year, and I've not seen anyone walking around like that, but it's still beside the point...
Let me preface the remainder of my remarks by saying that I'm single, straight, and don't have a girlfriend, and I do
like hot scenes with good-looking ladies in them, and although I don't think Eliza Dushku is quite as hot as, say, GrouchoDude does, if she were to become available to me as a girlfriend, or something, I would quite likely suddenly find her "the most beautiful woman in the world," lol... Just to set the record straight that I don't have any problem
with the "hotness" aspect of the show...
Still, from what I can see, the "vanity" aspect of this show for ED, from what I can see, appears to be OUT OF CONTROL!
Although I'm no JW "fanboy," I agree that his productions tend to have high production value, and Buffy was very character-driven, which was what really sold me on the series... Thus far, this show appears very "how-many-ways-can-we-show-off-Eliza-in-another-pretty-outfit-driven," and it's starting to get old, even to ordinarily very
easy-to-please and forgiving ME.
If you read through all my posts in the BSG thread, I don't think you'll find a single post that groused this much. I like this show, too. I want
to like it a lot more. I see TREMENDOUS
potential for the show and its premise, as well. But I fear if ED has too much creative control and/or, perhaps too much of "the ear" of Joss Whedon, the show may be doomed. Frankly, I don't know anything about her personal life, as to whether she's in a relationship with someone, or whatever.
I see great hope and potential with Episode 8. I was a bit disappointed they didn't even show what happened to Victor in Episode 7 -- did Sierra kill him when she shot him, or not? As some have already suggested, I suspect as the series continues, we'll discover more and more people out "in society" are actually "dolls," including possibly some in influential positions, like possibly FBI supervisors who suspend agents, and so forth -- or maybe even the FBI agent who's obsessed with uncovering the Dollhouse? Irony is everything for Whedon.
I read an interview with ED somewhere that said we'd already MET Alpha early on in the series -- this was after only a couple episodes had aired -- so it's either one of the existing Dolls, someone working in the Dollhouse, or Ballard, the question being, whoever it is, how has he (or she) become disguised so that nobody knows his (or her) new identity? Perhaps if he (or she) temporarily took over the Dollhouse and essentially disabled or knocked everyone out, he (or she) knocked everyone out, and they've ALL been "wiped" now, so that none of them knows the full story?
As I said, the possibilities and potentials with this show are vast and varied, so long as ED doesn't get in the way of them, which currently I think she is. Her acting isn't the best, but it's OK... "serviceable." As "Dollhouse" truly is
a sort of "Acting Master Class" for her, she might improve, but the truth is that the show needs to become much more of an "ensemble" show in order to be successful.