Saturday, July 26, 2008

My New Anti-Hero

Once a doctor, always a doctor. NPH (Neil Patrick Harris for you uneducated folks) has yet again doned the white lab coat and started treating patients in the new web movie "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog". This time, though, the Doog is all grown up and has traded his good natured healing for inflicting pain and awkwardness. "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog", is the brainchild of the uber awesome Joss Whedon (whom I was introduced to by the Uber Girlfriend and her Uber Family) of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" fame.

The show (movie, blog, musical, whatever) centers around the eternal battle between Dr. Horrible (NPH) and Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion...also the captain in "Firefly"). Good vs. Evil. Naturally Gifted vs. Not So Gifted. Smooth Operating Pansy Superhero vs. Awkward Badass Evil Scientist. The best part of the show (outside of NPH's awesome portrayal of Dr. Horrible) are the songs Whedon incorporates in the show. All the actors are great singers and the songs, I dare say, are better than those in "The Flight of the Conchords".

You can purchase all the episodes on iTunes for $1.99 a pop but, if you're as thrifty (read: horribly cheap and stingy) as I, you can get a season pass for $3.99.

Oh, and there are T-shirts...that's right, T-shirts.

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