Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dollhouse: "The Target"

A thrillseeker (Matt Keeslar) hires Echo to be his dream date, an outdoors girl who doesn't mind being hunted for sport. With Echo's personality wiped after each engagement, it's hard for me to empathize with her beyond a general sympathy for the childlike.

Based on this episode, the shrouded backstory may be more appealing that the Identities of the Week. In my opinion, it should be the other way around, with the backstory only spicing up a hearty main course. I'll probably relate better to Echo as I learn more of her true history, but a big part of the show is about obscuring that history, so I may end up dissatisfied.

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