Friday, December 05, 2008

Quote of the Day

I like Eliza Dushku very much and adored her turn as Faith the vampire slayer, but this bit from the first review of the first episode of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse still cracked me up:

"Dollhouse as conceived (a heroine plays a different "person" every week) is less a series concept than an actress' showcase, a sort of extreme version of an Alias undercover premise. (In fact, the reports of how the show was conceived have said that Dushku essentially broached the idea as a showcase.) And the actress being showcased is Eliza Dushku. Now, I have nothing against Dushku. I thought she was fine on Buffy. But she's not exactly Toni Collette (who's playing a multiple-personality case on Showtime's The United States of Tara, which I have not seen). Watching her inhabit her imprinted "personality"—a tough negotiator with secret vulnerabilities—I did not see her becoming another person. I thought: Oh, look! There's Eliza Dushku with glasses and her hair in a bun!"

The reviewer goes on to say that they see a lot of promise for the show and are looking forward to see what Joss can do with such a fluid concept and structure, so it's not a negative review really by any means. Just a small, not entirely bonkers criticism aimed at Miss Dushku, is all.


Joe Reid said...

Having seen her in The Alphabet Killer ... yeah, kinda. Love her to death, though, and I still watch that scene from Angel where she starts that brawl on the dancefloor whenever I need a boost.

Anonymous said...

That makes it sound more like Quantum Leap

Anonymous said...

She had a jaw line in that glam shot you put up. Major photoshop

Jason Adams said...

Yay Quantum Leap! We can only hope it's that awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm holding out hope that she's got lots of untapped range. You've seen the Buffy body-swap episode, right? They were both awesome in that, especially Dushku, who had the subtler challenge.

Of course, SMG can barely play five degrees to the left of herself, and the decidedly non-chameleonic John Travolta did a pretty good Nicholas Cage in Face/Off, so...

Okay, I guess I just talked myself out of that hope I had. Plus I've got "Little Deuce Coupe" stuck in my head now.