18 July 2008
The writers’ strike was a good thing.
1) it negotiated fairly for the future of the industry
2) I barely even noticed the shortened TV seasons (though I wish they weren’t so)
3) it allowed me to catch up on my DVD watching
4) it resulted in one of the coolest things since Xander conjured a song and dance demon. It is so cool, in fact, that one might call it “Legendary”… (see how I got both Joss and Neil references in there? smooth eh?)
While bored during the writers’ strike, genius writer Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly) created Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Starring the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and featuring Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Desperate Housewives), Felicia Day (Buffy) and Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory), this 45 minute saga, chronicling Dr. Horrible (Harris)’s rise to evil, is being released in 15 minute installments on the Internet.
After seeing the first 2 acts of this outrageously funny venture, this critic can’t wait for the third and final act to be released tomorrow (July 19th).
I love Joss, I love Neil and I love musicals… what more could I ask for?
Dr. Horrible is funny, charming, original and brilliantly crafted and it will only be available for free for a limited time (after that it will still be available for iTunes download).
If you don’t follow the link below in a timely fashion I suspect you’ll regret it for a long time to come. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.http://www.drhorrible.com/index.html