2009 TV-14 1 season


2009 TV-14 1 season
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Programmable "doll" for hire Echo is routinely implanted with memories and skills she'll need to carry out missions. After her handlers erase her mind, she tries to understand the recollections that are starting to creep into her consciousness.
Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Olivia Williams, Miracle Laurie, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 4 discs

An organization sends its operatives on missions and then wipes their memories of the assignment when completed. When agent Echo starts having troubling memories, she begins to question who she is and what the organization is doing.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this sci-fi/action series from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer plays with the concept of identity. The Dollhouse's "actives" have no personality of their own; each is temporarily imprinted with another identity before a mission. Between jobs, they're left with no character at all, existing as childlike innocents. Those elements could appeal to teens, who are still in the process of figuring out who they are and what they want to be -- but it also means that the characters don't really gain enough traction to become role models. Expect some swearing ("bitch"), social drinking, and sex (nothing too sensitive is shown), and quite a lot of violence -- though relatively little blood.

Sexual Content

Some sex scenes that feature partially-clothed characters and touch on topics like bondage, though no sensitive body parts are shown. Some references to sex, and barely/scantily clad male and female characters are sometimes shown showering or changing -- though again, no sensitive body parts are visible.


Plenty of action -- including martial arts fistfights and military-style assaults with machine guns and other weapons. Some characters are shot and killed, though there's not too much in the way of blood and gore.


Language includes fairly infrequent use of words like "bitch" and "crap."

Social Behavior

The Dollhouse is a highly illegal underground operation. Echo is a strong, powerful female character -- albeit one who's not wholly empowered, since the actives are implanted with new personalities before each dangerous secret missions (the personalities are erased after each outing, leaving the actives as blank slates who spend their downtime in a childlike state of innocence). An FBI agent has vowed to find the Dollhouse and shut it down.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking at bars and nightclubs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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