As many of you might know, I’m not a big fan of musicals in general, but I just want to say how fabulous Dr. Horrible is.
It’s a project by Joss Whedon (of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly) and I’m a big fan of two out of the three. Dr. Horrible is just a great low-tech approach to making edgy low budget television, which just happens to be made by some commercial tv quality guys. And it’s a musical. And it’s got Neal Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion in it. And it’s cheesy. And the music is fun. And as I said, I don’t even like musicals.
What I do like is seeing guys who are big in the commercial world experiment with crazy new technology just like everybody else, but bringing their big league talents to the table. This project doesn’t have million dollar sets or lots of advertising behind it– it’s just got people taking risks and having fun (and who happen to have had more than a modicum of success in the field) It’s kind of like watching Top Chef, but instead of some up and comers who have to take the risks, it’s Jacques Pepin, Emeril, and some other guy. And it would be a cheesy musical.
If you like science fiction, comic books, love stories, musicals, or the intersection between any of them, you will probably like this.
Watch it on the website, or just buy it like I did. You’ll probably want to watch it a few times. For the music.