Tag: Whedon

That Was Never The Deal: Musings On a Relationship With Whedon Fandom

So there was some Whedon news last Monday, and no, it wasn’t great. I usually avoid Whedon news of any flavor because the shouting gets so loud so fast, but this one blindsided me, can’t be unseen, and well, let’s talk about it.

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Close Readings: A Scene From Dollhouse

While it ran only two seasons totalling 26 episodes, Dollhouse (2009-10) marked the beginning of a sea change in narrative modalities which, while familiar from some new streaming series now, were too ahead of their time for the series’ ultimate survival in its historical moment.

Not every series has a lynchpin moment, one you can point back to and say, “this is where the s**t started spiralling out of control towards the narrative outcomes of the series finale,” but Dollhouse sure did, and in retrospect, the scene I analyze here below, was it.

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