RMP Joe professed his love for Joss Whedon’s Firefly (Whedon, he of the beloved shows that always get canceled) a while back and, in the comments, RMP Greg pointed to Whedon’s recent online 3-part series, Dr. Horrible.
Neil Partick Harris stars as the title-character, an evil mad scientist with a video blog. His nemesis, the smug hero Captain Hammer is superbly played by Whedon-favorite Nathan Fillion. Their rivalry is made complete by a shared love interest, Penny (the lovely Felicia Day). The whole thing is ridiculous in the best sense of the word, the dialogue hysterical, and the musical numbers are catchy with just the right amount of camp. Harris has spent a lot time performing on Broadway, and his vocal and comedic talents steal every scene. He’s come a long way since Doogie Howser, M.D.
It’s very rare that a movie or tv show inspire me enough to watch it repeatedly, let alone a video on the internet, yet I can no longer count how many times I’ve replayed Dr. Horrible on one hand.
If the internet has not conspired to make you a fan of Dr. Horrible already, Hulu.com is still streaming all three episodes (42 minutes in total) for free, at least for the time being. After that, you’ll have to wait for the DVD due out by Christmas, or buy it on
There’s also a rumored fourth episode coming soon…