The target audience of 'people who don't care at all what these actors are in but are just happy to see them on their screens' seem pretty happy with the finished product, but I don't really.It's a completely clichéd story of some nerdish guy who doesn't think he can really talk to girls trying to win his ex back and finding love in other places along the way.Each Active has their original memories wiped and exists in a childlike blank state until programmed via the insertion of new memories and personalities for each mission.Actives such as Echo are ostensibly volunteers who have surrendered their minds and bodies to the organization for five-year stints, during which their original personalities are saved on hard drives, in exchange for vast amounts of money and a solution to any other problematic circumstances in their lives.The actors all have this great likable quality that makes them fun to watch and they really do their best with the bland characters they have to work with.This film isn't half as likable as it thinks it is, it's pretty bland and formulaic.
But in a turn of events that's fitting for a show about characters who are endlessly reborn, Dollhouse has found a second life on DVD and Netflix.
The series primarily follows the Active known as Echo, played by Eliza Dushku, on her journey towards self-awareness. Dollhouse initially received mixed reviews and underwhelming ratings, but improved progressively enough to be renewed for a second season.
After the second season finale, the series was cancelled.
The film follows the hopelessly romantic but endlessly misguided Astor (played by Kranz) as he searches for love in Los Angeles.
At Lust for Love's Los Angeles premiere, Buzz Feed brought the four together backstage in the green room to talk about the fan-backed film, look back on the biggest lessons learned from Dollhouse's demise, and reflect upon life in Joss Whedon's ever-expanding troupe.