A PhD in Horribleness

link to Dr. Horrible

I am a fan. I’ll try to keep this brief.

Rising out of the stalemate of last year’s writers’ strike, Joss Whedon (creator of such pieces as Serenity, Firefly, Buffy, and the upcoming Dollhouse) brings something new to viewers. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was created during the lapse in studio work in Hollywood, essentially a bunch of Whedon’s friends and family getting together to produce and perform in a mini-musical about love, villains, heroes, and other important stuff. Consisting of three acts, the piece was released exclusively on the internet to be viewed for free initially and is now available for download through iTunes—at only $2 an act.

I’ve been a big fan of Whedon since I lost a bet in college and was forced by my roommate to watch three episodes of Buffy. Life’s rough. Whedon’s characteristic wit and quirky dialogue return in full force, along with surprisingly skillful musical arrangements (as many will remember from Once More, With Feeling) and an ensemble, led by Neil Patrick Harris, that is unselfconsciously and delightfully goofy. Click on the image above to check it out. I promise you won’t regret it…

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