Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dr. Horrible is great

I'm probably late to the game - but I recently heard about the Dr. Horrible web-o-vision series in a end-of-year TV review. The reviewer commented that some of the best television wasn't even on TV - it was on the web. The highlight of this genre was "Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog" - a campy superhero/supervillain story starring Neil Patrick Harris:

The conflicted villain is endearing, the superhero a shallow dolt and the love interest of both a sweet and caring soul. I'll leave the plot exploration to you - if you are familiar with writer Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame), you will recognize familiar story elements (one word - "shrapnel") deployed in new ways.

The three webisodes run about 45 minutes and the DVD is available for purchase.