Watchable Singable Enjoyable Laughable Horrible

Watchable Singable Enjoyable Laughable Horrible

Watchable Singable Enjoyable Laughable Horrible

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July 18 2008 3:30 PM

Watchable Singable Enjoyable Laughable Horrible

I'm late talking about this (it's all over the web now), but if you read this blog then I suspect you'll like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, a three-part online superhero and supervillain tale created by Joss Whedon -- the guy who made Firefly, and is therefore a genius.

It stars Neil Patrick Harris (whom I may have to add to my mancrush list; he is awesome), Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. It's incredibly funny, with brilliant writing, acting, and directing.

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Oh-- did I mention it's a musical?

Seriously. You might think that would blow out the cheese factor, or make it squirmy to watch, but in fact the songs are catchy, well-done, and add a huge amount to the humor of this satirical look into the mind of a supervillain who just wants to find acceptance, even if it's among other supervillains.

Part I and II are up now, and Part III goes up at midnight Eastern time tonight. They'll be watchable for 24 hours, and then go to DVD. I might buy that disc; I can imagine the extras would be worth the price alone.

Once you've watched at least one part, take a look at the Captain Hammer comic they've created, and make sure you read The Master Plan behind the making of this lunacy.

Seriously. Stop reading what I'm writing and go watch this. You'll thank me.

Added note: please don't discuss Part III (or any Part) spoilers in the comments. Thanks.