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I think this might make me some kind of an aberration (at least on my flist) but I don't care for Mellie one bit.

I don't hate her or anything, but my feeling is indifference at best and annoyance the rest of the time. Now, last week's reveal made the concept of Mellie (if it makes any sense) quite interesting to me, but her persona, the persona she is given, still remains as unappealing to me as ever - someone who seems to only fangirl Agent Helo, smile sweetly, and bake things for him and generally act like some sort of a throwback to June Cleaver is very much not my thing.

I see people liking her, or shipping her with Agent Helo (who is sweet, upright, and super-tough but not very brainy, sort of like Helo without spacesuit and an awesome robot OTP) and I just don't get it at all...

Date: 2009-03-28 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Like pretty much every character, I'm more curious to seewhat the plans are for her than anything else. I think a lot of it is that, even though we now know she's a doll, she's the only female character we don't see regularly being sold and programmed to be crazy about a guy who bought her for sex, or who is part of the organization arranging that. And even with the possibility that she was programmed to love him, he didn't buy her, which makes a huge difference. (And makes their sex scene weirdly similar to when Faith was in Buffy's body and had sex with Riley, both of which are making the guy think he's having consentual sex when in reality, he isn't having sex with who he thinks he is and the consent isn't actually there, resulting in his effectively being raped.)

I think Agent Helo is getting a bit of a reverse reaction, though. A lot of people don't want to hate anyone connected with the Dollhouse because of the probability of their being Actives, but there's Agent Helo, fighting and tricking one Active, and having sex with another. Which is part of why I hope he ends up Alpha or an Active of Alpha's or another party, just for their reactions.

Date: 2009-03-29 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I don't think I am emotionally invested in anyone either (which is fine, I spent 4 seasons enjoying BSG without being majorly invested in anyone with the possible exception of Helo and Athena) but I do find the show fun so we'll see...

Date: 2009-03-29 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
It tends to infuriate me as muvch as it interests me, but it has lots of potential.

Date: 2009-03-28 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessdeep.livejournal.com
I totally love that you call him Agent Helo. Hee.

Sadly, I only watched the first episode and lost interest, despite the potential for shirtless Agent Helo. Maybe when the DVD's come out I'll watch it.

Date: 2009-03-29 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Agent Helo has been shirtless more than once...mmmm. *tempts*

Date: 2009-03-29 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animeshon.livejournal.com
I don't like her either. Thank God someone else agrees. She's just too wishy washy for me to care about her at all. She is just so boring, and clingy.

Date: 2009-03-29 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
In rl, she'd be that dull nice person nobody wants to hang out with. /mean

Date: 2009-03-29 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animeshon.livejournal.com
but true!

Date: 2009-03-30 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snacktastic.livejournal.com
I have a hard time judging too--given the ambiguities of the series and what Whedon may be slyly commenting on, i.e. the tabula rasa state of so many people who only exist to fulfill a role and have no stable persona. It changes from context to context. To be further, as a feminist commentary it is very interesting. It also is very disturbing. When Eliza stares into space, she reminds me too much of people I've known.

Date: 2009-04-01 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
That is very insightful - it's true, I know a number of women who put on personas to please others...

Date: 2009-03-30 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thelana.livejournal.com
Victor/Sierra is what I want to see more of.

Date: 2009-04-01 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
That would be rather cute.

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