Well, when the first season ended, I was pretty much aching for this show to be cancelled. Every additional episode was almost worse than the one before it, and I kept thinking to myself, "why, oh why, have they not cancelled this show?"
The answer, of course, was that Fox was afraid of Whedon's rabid fans. No amount of rabid fans could save a show that was so patently awful, and they eventually decided to cancel it midway through the second season.
So I hate Joss Whedon for making a show that sucked.
I've been watching the second season as the episodes have come out, and it's sort of been an exercise in frustration, but not for the same reason that the first season was. The first season represented pretty much everything that was bad in television. But the second season? Starting with episode 4 ("Belonging"), the season has been pretty fantastic. The acting, while still bad in spots, is a lot better. Dushku has... Well, I don't want to give any spoilers, but suffice it to say that I think she's grown into the role, and the other actors have done better, as well. Particularly the guy who plays Victor, who's freaking amazing. Total showstealing segment in episodes five and six.
And this week's episodes? Excellent. They represent everything that this show should have been from the very start, but wasn't.
So now I hate Joss Whedon for making such a crappy first season (and start of the second season) that the network cancelled his show, and then only AFTER the cancellation, made the show kind of awesome.
What a freaking jerk.
You know, I sort of wonder whether he did that on purpose, just to get back at Fox for dicking him over on Firefly.
Anyway, if anyone else has been watching Dollhouse, I'm curious to hear your thoughts.