Alright Whedon-ites, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the very first episode of Joss Whedon’s web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is now online and ready for your viewing enjoyment. It stars Neil Patrick Harris as an aspiring super villain named Dr. Horrible, who hopes to gain admission into the Evil League of Evil. Along the way he must deal with a crush on the girl at his local laundromat, not to mention his smug and heroic arch-enemy Captain Hammer (played by Nathan Fillion).
I found the episode to be somewhat amusing I suppose, although I think I liked it more in concept than in execution. The singing kind of got on my nerves, but in general it’s just cool that Whedon self-funded the thing and that all the people involved are basically just doing it for fun. The episodes are completely free to watch at the moment, though I imagine we’ll also see a DVD release eventually. Act II and III will be available on Thursday July 15th and Saturday July 17th respectively. Check out the first episode now at the official site and then feel free to debate Whedon’s brilliance in the comments below.» Related Link: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Act I