Originally Published: January 24, 2009 3:53 p.m.
Will the songs ever get out of my head?
Apparently not! When I wake up in the middle of the night, they keep me from falling back to sleep. What power does Joss Whedon (and Jed Whedon and the other people behind the songs) have that has made these songs intertwine with my every thought? It's no wonder that Joss Whedon is a cult hero.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has been out there for a while now, but it has recently been released on DVD. You can also get the soundtrack. If you want to see the musical for free, it's still available on Hulu.com. This 42 minute masterpiece was written during last year's writers' strike. It is about an evil superhero named Dr. Horrible and his nemesis, Captain Hammer. The show is a bit of a spoof, but in a very funny way. And it has incredibly awesome and memorable songs. Dr. Horrible is evil, but also sensitive and intelligent. Captain Hammer is good, but self-centered.
Maybe I live under a rock, but I didn't know that Neil Patrick Harris could sing so well! And it made me an instant fan of Felicia Day. Now I want to go back and watch all of Joss Whedon's other projects that I didn't end up watching the first time around (Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, Firefly...).
There are a couple of parts that are questionable for young children, but for the rest of us, it has become iconic in geek circles. If you are susceptible to catchy songs, though, you might want to stay away. You've been warned. Enjoy!