Show the first? Veronica Mars.
I'm currently one disc in and impatiently awaiting more. Like the kind of impatient where you start looking up how much it would cost you to buy the entire show on DVD and save yourself the waiting ($68.97 plus postage, as it turns out). I watched the trailer that aired at Comic Con over the weekend, and despite only being one disc in, I'm still hella excited about it.
Show the second: Dollhouse.
But by the end of the first episode, I wasn't sold. The second episode was more of the same, with a dose of added WTF-ery. By the end of the first disc, I'd removed the remainder of the show from my Quickflix queue, because a) Eliza Dushku didn't quite have the acting chops to carry the show, b) the concept seemed far too much like exploitation, and c) the entire show seemed like a vague excuse to have Eliza Dushku walk around in a lot of really skimpy clothing. In short, NOPE.
Based on reviews I've seen around the internet, the show is a slow burner that doesn't pick up until near the end of the first season, and doesn't get really good until the second season. Even knowing that - and knowing that Alan Tudyk turns up at some point - wasn't enough to convince me to keep watching...
So Dollhouse has been thrown on the great scrapheap of shows I don't care enough to keep watching, along with Sherlock and Mad Men. Sorry not sorry.
Have you seen either of these? What did you think?