Fringe: Letters of Transit

Thank you Fringe, for reminding me that I’m not against dramatic shifts in plot and tone per se, but only when they’re done poorly.

Being Human: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

I never, almost never, would proclaim to be a fantastic boyfriend, but C’MON JOSH. Guilting Nora to attend the med school mixer after she 1. discovers she’s a werewolf; 2. kills a centuries-old vampire; and 3. loses her unborn child?

Dollhouse: Epitaph Two: Return

By Sonia Aurora – This is the second review I’ve had to do on a series finale. I knew Pushing Daisies would be difficult, because the writer’s strike and the network (or Powers that Be) shirked its growth and then pulled it like a weed, without nourishing it the way it needed to be watered and cared for.I think, in some ways, Dollhouse didn’t get a fair shake either. The problems that existed in it creatively, however, did mark the downward spiral (something that Pushing Daisies never lacked). But when this show hit the mark it was on fire, really burning at its brightest the way great sci-fi stories do, rife with drama and technology and fantasy, with a little tongue in cheek humor as well.

Dollhouse: Epitaph One

By Sonia Aurora – Once you solve a mystery, you can’t solve it again. It is what it is. You can’t unwatch The Sixth Sense or Fight Club or watch it the 2nd time and appreciate it the same way you did the first – you know what you know. Once you know the answers to Rosebud, Luke’s father, or Keyser Soze, you can watch the film with a different set of eyes, but there isn’t innocence anymore. You are fully and unequivocally aware. Just as Langdon says in Dollhouse’s “The Hollow Men” episode, you can’t un-invent what’s been invented.

Dollhouse: The Hollow Men

By Sonia Aurora – We’ve now reached the penultimate Dollhouse episode, and one of the best of the series. I have to admit that while I had some reservations, I honestly felt choked up at the end, especially that though it answered some more questions, and I was upset by one specific turn of events, I felt that this is indeed coming to an appropriate close. While we won’t be sure until the last episode, I am glad I stuck it through.

Dollhouse: Getting Closer

By Sonia Aurora – Seriously? Really? Langdon? My sweet, awesome BOYD is the BAD GUY?!?!?!? I feel like the rug got pulled as I got sucker punched. I can only focus on anger now, because there’s only 2 hours left. Because it feels like a sham or publicity stunt. Because I feel betrayed.

Dollhouse: Stop-Loss/The Attic

By Sonia Aurora – DeWitt is being a mega bitch throughout this episode, and Topher knows she’s dragging them towards Hell. I want to punch her, yell at her, shake her by the shoulders and ask why she’s just so horrible. I remember that she can’t hear me screaming at my TV set and I sit back down and lower my shaking fist.

Dollhouse: Meet Jane Doe/ A Love Supreme

By Sonia Aurora – Ask and ye shall receive: Echo (and Eliza) finally begin to demonstrate her specialness without cramming it down our throats. But, of course, this comes now, after the ax has fallen. Two of the most rounded, mystery answering and deepening episodes air with only a handful left ever for the story to finish. Bleh. Why does the Joss Whedon genius finally start to kick in now??? But, alas, I’ll just have to enjoy while the getting’s good.

Dollhouse: Belonging

By Sonia Aurora – After watching “Belonging”, weeks ago, even though I felt great in the watching of it, when I sat down to write my review, I couldn’t do it. I had a hard time mustering up the words to gush, because it felt pretty fake. But then 2 new episodes aired last Friday and I realized I ought to stick it out til the end. It wouldn’t be fair not to at least see it through since I’d invested so much time already. Because I’d wanted to love it, because at times I did, because I did want to like it and spend a few years with it. To do this for Joss, for the newly unemployed Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj.