So, as we all know -- "Dollhouse" has been officially canceled. It's sad, but true. Now, while I highly enjoyed "Dollhouse" for what it was -- and the potential was there to be something really intriguing -- it was not my favorite Whedon project. I agree with most critics when they say the Dushku-lite episodes were far superior to those which focused on Echo's assignments and/or character development. Sierra was great -- Victor was great -- and Adele was a personal favorite of mine. But what's done is done and the show is DONE. :(
So, now what?
This isn't the first time Fox has screwed over Joss. So, I say screw Fox. Screw network television altogether. In my opinion, Joss should try one of these paths:
1) First up, the obvious transition into feature filmmaking. Now, part of Joss' genius is his ability to develop characters very well, so a feature film gives him less time to do this. However, I have faith that if anyone can make it work, he can -- and I get tickled by the idea of a full-blown Joss Whedon movie (I enjoyed Serenity and am stoked to eventually see Cabin in the Woods and Goners). May I suggest an adaptation of Fray into a feature flick or mini-series?
Which brings me to my next path..
2) Consider this -- developing a show for Sci-Fi, FX or a another cable network. You don't need as many viewers and with something like Sci-Fi, your target audience is already tuned in --- not to mention, all the die-hard Whedon fans will tune in to anything he creates. What's more, the cable networks may offer a little more creative license to develop something that he wants to develop -- vs. worrying about what the Network may or may not want because all they care about are ratings and sponsorships. Come on, Joss would rule on Sci-Fi.
What do you think?