Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Can Dollhouse be saved? Only if you're high.

I got a hilarious message on the official Dollhouse forum titled "One Last Stand."

If not on Christmas, then on Christmas Eve, at a specified time, we should bombard Fox with emails, phone calls, tweets and just crash their whole system. Even if they're not working, we can at least give them something to come back to. And if anyone is willing, sometime before the return of Dollhouse, we should hold a protest or something in front of a FOX building. I'm willing to go. It could be just one, the nearest me is LA, or we can do it across the US. Even if nothing comes of it, at least we went down fighting.

Please anyone. Join me? It's happened before. It can happen again.

Sorry, but no show with such low, pathetic ratings has ever been renewed. Not even close. This season the ratings started bad and only got worse.

If you're going to go all out and "crash their whole system," just kidnap a couple of Nielsen families and turn their sets to Dollhouse. That way, Fox will actually see progress in the ratings and won't be pissed off that the fans forced them to spend more money on tech support.

The simple fact is that successful fan campaigns are 1 in 100, and nonexistent for shows like Dollhouse with genuinely bad ratings. Jericho got renewed. but it had almost twice the viewers of Dollhouse, and Chuck had many more viewers on a struggling network. Dollhouse on the other hand is on Fox where its measly ratings aren't needed. The repeats of House and Bones during November sweeps did substantially better than new episodes of Dollhouse. There is always a time to lay down and give up -- unless of course you take my suggestion and commit some crimes.


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