Thursday, July 17, 2008

Video Valor & Villainy

The first two acts of the fabulous Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog are up now, and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven't already. It's a great introduction to the wonderful world of Whedon for those who have yet to become fans (and the only reason a sentient being wouldn't be a Joss Whedon fan would be an unfamiliarity with his work).
The popularity of the site is causing the video to bog down at times - my secret to dealing with this is to play the video in a background window with the volume off while doing something else, and once it is done, clicking the "watch again" doodad and it will now play through perfectly. I also recommend watching, rewatching, then watching one more time, as it gets better with each viewing. It will only be up until midnight on Sunday, so don't dilly-dally. Go now. What are you still doing here?
eta: If you missed it you can purchase all three acts for a mere pittance through iTunes. Trust me, it's worth at least seven pittances.

On a similarly wacky entertainment note, I've been watching the new series The Middleman and really enjoying it. It's a fun, funny, goofy, comic sci-fi action comedy with deliberately cheesy special effects and rapid-fire witty dialog. I only get about half of the pop-culture references (and that's being charitable - wait, is it considered charity if I'm both giver and receiver?), but that doesn't seem to hinder my enjoyment.
It's sort of like Men in Black, but centers around a female slacker who's in training to protect the world from evil.


Anonymous Tracy said...

Yee Ha! For both Dr. Horrible and The Middleman. It's fun, summer stuff and I'll be buying a copy of Dr. Horrible when the DVD comes out to support Joss and company.

Thanks for the heads up on both.

6:50 PM, July 17, 2008  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

I'm glad you're loving them as much as I am!
I'll be buying the Dr. Horrible dvd so I can watch it 643 times straight through without interruption, and then I'll revel for a day or two in the glorious bounty of special features we've been promised, all while practicing my maniacal laugh. I suppose buying it to be supportive is a good reason too, though.

9:51 AM, July 18, 2008  
Anonymous Tracy said...

All I can say is: More, please? to Joss. I doubt if he can get NPH because of HIMYM, but he's SO perfect for the role. He does conflicted Bad Guy well.

8:55 AM, July 19, 2008  
Blogger lsaspacey said...

I want to see an extended version on broadway too!

I can't stop singing the songs in my head. "it's plain to see, evil rising inside of me..."

11:23 AM, July 23, 2008  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

That's the song that has been going through my head all day too!
And I'm sure it goes without saying that I start to giggle every time I see a hammer.

6:59 PM, July 23, 2008  
Anonymous Dianne said...

Time magazine agrees with you all. It just gave "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" an A and said "This weird, moving musical from Joss Whedon is the summer's funiest TV show, on your computer".
They must have read Petula's blog.................

7:56 AM, July 29, 2008  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Word!!!! i have no idea what this is ! I must click as soon as I can...even though the midnite deadline has come and gone. How did I not know?
I even read the Buffy and Angel comics!!!!!!!!

7:26 PM, July 29, 2008  

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