Nerd In Case It’s Something That You Might Like…
posted by July 15 at 16:00 PMon
…and in case you haven’t heard it, like, all over the internet today, the first thirteen-minute chapter of Joss Whedon’s weeklong musical superhero comedy experiment, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, has gone live today.
It stars Neil Patrick Harris, who really should change his name to Neil Doogie Harris, as an evil super-criminal who’s trying to get up the courage to talk to a girl. Nathan Fillion (who I have a semi-enormous man-crush on, though not enough of one to make me want to watch him on Desperate Housewives) stars as a superhero. Turns out, Fillion’s singing voice leaves something to be desired, although it has a certain rough charm. Harris is enjoyable and witty and he has a lovely voice, even if the songs leave something to be desired.
Not much happens in this first bit, really, although it’s pleasant enough and, importantly, free. The next two segments will go live on July 17th and July 19th, and then the whole thing will disappear on July 20th, whereupon you will be charged for the privilege of watching Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I’m not convinced that it’s going to be worth any amount of money, but it’s certainly fun to watch at work.