Monday, August 04, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

After hearing much hype about this little series created for the web, I decided to check it out, and I can say it was a pleasant surprise.

Created by Joss Whedon (famous for his work on Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and his brothers during the writer's strike of earlier this year, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 3-part series that tells the story of evil scientist wannabe Dr. Horrible, who longs for acceptance on the Evil League of Evil, and for the love of a good-doing girl named Penny.
In the words of the creator, it's "The story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he's too shy to talk to."

The characters are all played in a campy, fun way (especially Captain Hammer, Dr. Horrible's nemesis), the story is simple and nicely developed, and the songs (because yes!, it is a musical) are all nice and catchy enough. This was obviously done on a super low-budget, so nothing is entirely brilliant and the songs are simple in their execution, but that's all part of the charm. There's a nice balance of humor/drama, though it is pretty humorous and funny for the most part.

I recommend this if you have an extra 40 minutes of free time, and want to check out something simple and fun. It's likely you'll have a good time along Dr. Horrible and his horrible machinations :)

Go here to see the whole thing, or download on iTunes if you wish to support it with a bit of your money.

1 comment:

Black Math said...

Pois tenho ouvido falar deste Dr.coisinhas a algum tempo, mas não sei porque tenho adiado sempre e ainda nao o vi.. (when i say "i don't know why i didn't saw it" yes.. it means that i forgot all about it.. :\ ) mas fiquei bem mais curioso despois de ler o post do meu amor.. irei ver entao pa ver sito é Dr.Evil meets broadway musicals!!

but in a NON gay style..