I heard a great deal about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog in the last few weeks and it came heavily recommended from people I respect so I decided to check it out. After about 10 minutes in I couldn't watch anymore, I turned it off it was - horrible. I wondered why folks had been making a fuss over it but went about my merry way.
A few days later I tried again figuring I was perhaps in a bad mood and I needed to give it a second shot. Nope, it was still bad. I moved on again.
Fast forward a few days later to earlier this week. I was whistling a tune I realized to my horror was the Bad Horse theme... uh oh. I tried to think of something else. I tried to flood my head with other music, no good. My brain had disobeyed a direct order to stop singing the song. I was powerless. I surrendered. I logged on that night and decided to let my doom overtake me.
The funny thing is the more I watched the better it got. I was totally bought in when the chorus rang out, "we do the weird stuff." I couldn't stop watching. After the third or forth time through and what must have been the 15th time around on Neil Patrick Harris singing the Shown Me the Light song I must admit to digging it. I had now despite my own hang-ups been converted to a Dr. Horrible fan.
This happens a lot for me but in truth the ones I hate at the beginning become some of my favorites down the road. It's strange but true. Anyway I would like to extend a thank you to all the GWC folks who turned me onto it. I should have known you guys wouldn't lead me astray! Bad Horse might but not you guys.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [Website]
Your brain works very strangely, Sean.
This much is true sir. 🙂 I cannot dispute it.
I am easy. It won me over when Dr. Horrible said “btw” instead of “by the way”. I have shame.
Must say I’m a bit surprised, given how much you love the quick wit in Firefly, but am so happy you stuck with it. FYI- Transformers has been on HBO lately and my 12 year old wants you to know that he thinks its way better than Ironman.
Hmm….I watched the first 2 acts free, and it was goof, but I couldn’t really get into it. Something was bothering me about it enough that I didn’t watch the 3rd. Maby I’ll have to give it another go.
woah….I just posted on the blog…..trippy
Whew. I come back from a long vacation, and I thought the whole world had gone upside down. Sean, hating Dr Horrible? I literally gasped and pondered how to reverse my love for one of my favourite podcast hosts. I was all ready to shout out some vile things about Transformers.
But, having read the whole post, all is right with the world again.
Yes! The Reverend has been converted!
Truly glad you have seen the light, sir! I was getting tired of holding that flashlight so long! lol!
Whedon is catchy and infectious! There is no defense!
I’m in love with this series…
and yes, i’m shamelessly plugging this everywhere…
Oh Sean. You had me freaking out just a tad bit there, b4 the jump. But now I see that you have come to your senses. Whew! You had to know that Joss’ awesomeness would not disappoint you. NEVER!
Dr. H and Transformers…..More than meets the eye!!!
I was totally hooked during the first song after seeing Dr. Horrible do his quirky shoulder jook and then his fantasy of him dancing with Penny, after that, it was all gravy.
BTW… This weekend I saw the “We do the weird stuff” male groopie in a random commercial on TV during the Olympics and was totally floored.
I also got sucked into watching this because of the buzz and my bro really liked it. For me, it was dull and was not as original as people said it was. I am not big on musicals in general, but I was hoping the funny concept would be backed with outstanding scripts, but I the ten minutes I saw did not impress me. Humor is hard to do. What is funny to some is not to others. I remember when I was working at X-Play, some scripts we thought were super funny would bomb with a chunk of the audience, but other scripts we thought were so-so would be a hit. I think comedy is the toughest type of acting to do and write.