Hey geeks. Well, as you might have guessed—or similarly experienced—school’s started up again, and that means slight neglect when it comes to geeking out. Never a good thing. But, alas, it’s my senior year of college, and terror of job-hunting aside, I’m excited to get out into the real world. First, though, is one extremely busy year full of senior capstones and late nights.
So, onto what I’m geeking out about this week! Originally, I was going to blog again about updates on The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra, but decided to postpone that in favor of something I discovered this past Saturday evening—something I fear I should’ve seen ages ago. Or, to be more precise, years ago: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
That’s the worst bit about being busy, in school and working—I feel like I miss the boat on too many things (example and another upcoming post: my current manic reading of “Game of Thrones”). Joss Whedon’s masterpiece that is Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is just one of them—it was released in 2008 during the writer’s strike. What the heck was I doing then?
Whatever I was doing wasn’t productive considering it took me 3ish years to become acquainted with Neil Patrick Harris’s Dr. Horrible. Now, I’ve been a fan of NPH since his reentrance into the public eye in Harold & Kumar and from reruns of Doogie Howser, M.D., so I didn’t really need to be enticed by his natural charisma to enjoy his interpretation of a rising supervillain.
Long story short: Dr. Horrible wants to be a badass-enough supervillian to be inducted into the Evil League of Evil and win the girl of his dreams, Penny, but is often thwarted by his nemesis, Captain Hammer (portrayed with perfect pompousness by Nathan Fillion). Add 14 jaunty musical numbers and it’s tragicomic perfection. Hello, iTunes. (Joss, I know you’re busy right now with the Avengers and what-not, but where’s Dr. Horrible 2?)
If you’re as behind as me and haven’t seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog yet, then head to Netflix Instant and get on it. It’s short, sweet, hilarious, and yes, quite sad—but I won’t spoil it for you. For now, just go watch it. I’ll make it even easier for you and throw in Part 1 from Youtube, below:
Until next time, geeks (watch out for Korra or Game of Thrones).
May the geek be with you,