If you haven’t been over to Hulu yet to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, find some time this weekend to check it out. It was created by Joss Whedon during the Writer’s Guild of America strike, and is a rock-opera short film (42 minutes long) featuring the talented Neil Patrick Harris (aka Doogie Howser, M.D.).
The story is a classic romantic tragedy, and the songs are surprisingly good. A compilation of the music is going to be available by the end of this month, and I intend to buy it. There’s also talk of turning it into a Broadway musical, although I’m not convinced this quirky short will translate to a larger scale.
You can watch it in 3 acts (14 minutes apiece) if you’re pressed for time. Wonderful performances by Harris and his co-stars, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. A surprisingly entertaining gem!