Okay, so remember a while ago I was talking about how I wonder if there are shows out there that are awesome and I miss them until it is too late? Well I’ve discovered 2 new ones, and I’m pretty sure I’m early on the bandwagon with them. So early, in fact, that I’m afraid they will be canceled. What I’m hoping is that maybe, if I post here, everyone will realize that they are good shows, and watch them, and then the shows will keep going instead of going away. I mean, maybe, right?
Show #1 – Dollhouse
Dollhouse is written by Josh Whedon, the guy who brought us Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I never watched it UPDATE: Started watching it and I love it), Firefly (watched it after the fact and loved it), and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog (watched it while it was happening and loved it). His new show, Dollhouse, follows people who chose to have their own memories wiped, and then have the memories of others, or composites of others implanted into their brain so that they can acquire new skills and then be sent out on various jobs. Of course, things start to go wrong with this, and various shenanigans occur because of that, but you get the basic idea.
Anyway, I’m not going to lie and say that this show is amazing. It has faults, like the problem of identifying with a main character who is a different person every week. But the premise and the writing are good enough to keep me coming back. Oh, also, Helo from Battlestar Galactica (which, btw, has its series finale this Friday and I can’t frakkin’ wait) plays the lone FBI agent who is trying to uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse, so that makes it even better.
Show #2 – Kings
This one I’m really on the forefront of, because it only had the series premier Sunday. And it got really bad ratings, so I’m one of the very few who has seen it. Which is a tragedy. The premise for this one is that there is a country, very similar to the US, that is ruled by a King. But there is more to it than that.
See, this country is at war with a neighbor, Goliath, and an unknown soldier, David, stands up to Goliath and in the process rescues the King’s son, thrusting him into a world of politics and intrigue. I think there are some Biblical references there, or something, but I’m not really a Biblical scholar.
Anyway, this show is extremely well written, and downright bizarre. But it really draws you in. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for well crafted fantasy worlds, and the premise of a modern country actually ruled by a King who behaves like he is in the middle ages (he has a “historian” who follows him around documenting what he does in extravagant and untrue ways) is enough to keep me watching.
But for everyone else, even in the 2 hour premier, there is enough mystery, and romance, and violence, and intrigue, and pure strangeness to keep you watching.
Now, I’m telling you to go watch these shows, but honestly, I’m not sure what networks they are on, or what time they are on. And that is because both of these shows are on Hulu.com. So I suggest doing what I do. Go to Hulu.com, find both of these shows, and WATCH THEM. You will not be wasting your time.