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Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Seeking some mediocre television that wouldn’t interest my wife (we tend to watch the good shows together), I downloaded a couple seasons of “How I Met Your Mother”. It’s an ordinary, post-Friends sitcom, whose redeeming features are the hotness of Vancouverite Cobie Smulders and the awesomeness of Neil Patrick Harris. I didn’t actually know that Harris had such an extensive theatre career./p>

That’s probably why Joss Whedon has cast him in his new, web-only musical entitled Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Here’s a teaser trailer:


Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

Here’s the empty but official page, and the most prominent fan site. It also stars the excellent Nathan Fillion and the charming Felicia Day.

6 Responses to “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”

  1. alexis

    I LOVE How I met your mother. It really appeals to a certain demographic- there are tons of pop culture references, celebrity cameos, good one liners and things that they touch on that are relatable.

    Plus you don’t find Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segal to be redeeming? They can both act and have good comic timing. The lead character, Ted, is probably the weakest actor of the entire set, and even he’s okay.

  2. alexis

    Plus, they are really good at creating marketing material to go with the show. Barney’s blog is quite funny, and so is the video for “Let’s go to the mall” sung by Robin aka Robin Sparkles. Robin’s character was a pop star in Canada. She does another video where she’s on the beach with James Vander Beek called “Sandcastles in the Sand.”

    There are numerous Canadian jokes on the show too.

  3. Marina

    I hadn’t seen the trailer for Dr. Horrible so thank you for sharing!

    I have a soft spot for NPH – he makes everything better – and add in Nathan Fillion (*sigh*) and I’m beyond sold.

  4. Darren

    Yeah, the cast is good. It’s just such a sitcom, you know? With the canned laughter, three locations and plot lines lifted from Friends (which, in turn, lifted them from Three’s Company, and so on). It’s just so utterly conventional in structure (compared to a lot of original stuff happening on TV at the moment) that I can’t really get excited about it.

  5. Rebecca

    Felicia Day looks familiar… wasn’t she in the WoW YouTube spoof?

  6. darren

    Rebecca: Yep, that’s her. She also had a small, recurring role near the end of the “Buffy” series.

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