Sunday, July 20, 2008
The third and final act of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, with Neil Patrick Harris in the title role, debuted Saturday. It continues in the darker tone that was set in the second installment and proceeds to get even darker while still managing to provide laughs. I can't really get into what happened because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who may happen to read this and plans to watch it at some point (and if that's you, then why haven't you already?!). Overall, I think it's a triumph. What began as a fairly silly concept turned into something that managed to be funny and dramatic with characters to cheer for and root against independent of what side of the hero/villain line they may stand. Of course, anyone who watched Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer shouldn't be surprised. The show is only going to be up until midnight Sunday, so if you want to watch it for free, get to watching! Otherwise, you'll probably have to shell out some money down the road on a DVD or a download. Although it didn't escape my notice that the total time of the show when all three acts are added together is about the same as an hour long television episode without the commercials. I wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up on television at some point.