Sunday, November 22, 2009

Webisode Part 4: Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog

Absolutely one of my favorite webisodes is Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog, a show produced and directed by none other than Joss Whedon. The same Joss Whedon who gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. Though since Angel most of Joss Whedon's shows have only lasted a couple seasons at most, Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog shows you why the networks are still willing to back him. Starring Neal Patrick Harris (CBS: How I Met Your Mother and ABC: Doogie Houser MD), Nathan Fillion (ABC: Castle, Fox: Firefly) and Felicia Day (The Guild), the show draws on some actors fans of Whedon's previous work will recognize as well as new talent. Either way all do a wonderful job of bringing the show to life.

Written by the indomitable Whedon Brothers, plus Maurissa Tancharoen, the show blends comedy and music into something original and funny. The musical numbers are a campy mix of Broadway meets Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the blending from musical number to dialogue is effortless and rather than feeling like your being tugged between comedy and musical you find your self immersed in the well choreographed top notch production value we have come to expect from Joss Whedon. Overall the show follows the fan approved recipe of a Whedon show, it combines comedy, drama and tragedy, in just the right measurements, into something that is truly original. I'm going to be honest and say that I'm partial to Joss Whedon’s work, but that aside, this show is the one webisode you will wish you had watched.

Watch it, if you don't, you might regret passing up an amazing webisode. Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog can be found at

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