Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
Weird: How much Neil Patrick Harris looks like an ironed version of Gordon Ramsay.
The Gist: In which Joss Whedon channels his fevered preoccupations with musicals, heroes and villains, Nathan Fillion and general kooky shenanigans into a sing-along blog. Except you can’t sing along because you’ve never heard the songs before. And once you’ve watched it all you won’t remember any of them. Oh and Neil Patrick Harris is in it. Which is nice.
And then what happens?: I’ll admit it right now, I don’t really get this. It’s cute and funny and I was entertained but I have no idea why it exists. And why is it a blog? Does the blog element add anything to it? Not so much, it seems more like an aborted and/or extremely condensed TV series. With songs. And Neil Patrick Harris. Which is nice.
See it for: Neil Patrick Harris. Haven’t you read anything? Also Bad Horse, the super-villain of the piece. He’s an evil horse. He doesn’t do much but that the concept is thrown out there is enough.
Level of Crazy: 7. Maybe 10, I don’t know, I’m still confused. We fear change.