I could joke that the show would have been better with the sound muted, but only because the dancing to Gaga was the most convincing sequence. (Which is a bad sign since that is the world she left behind.)
I couldn't really hear the song that came on after Gaga, but I adored it and look forward to finding out what it was.
It sure felt like it was stumbling out of the gate but enough questions need answering that I'll hang in a bit to see what happens.
As far as Pretender-Dark-Alias-Angel clones go, it was alright.
As far as S&M Quantum Leap Anti-human trafficking shows about amnesia and repressed memories go, it was rather good.
The bad news is that Buffy and Firefly worked because of long-term connections between the leads as they became a dramatic ensemble. This looks unlikely for Dollhouse considering the plot structure.