What NPH does do

I’ve got a liking for Neil Patrick Harris… lingering personal connection to Dr. Doogie carried me through up until he was able to lay down the righteous attitude as Barney on How I Met Your Mother And Hit That (well, that would be the Barney version.) And then there’s him throwing himself into the role of “Neil Patrick Harris” in the mixed-quality Harold & Kumar flicks.

And I’ve got a great liking for all things Joss Whedony – more for things Buffy than non-Buffy, but I like his Buffy-TV-to-present representation in TV, film, and comics as a whole, and anticipate everything. So hearing about the Whedon-crafted, NPH-starring internet original Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog generated eager anticipation in this townhouse.

But this supervillain parody is only “pretty good”, not an out-of-the-park homer. The lead character, a wannabe villain with an ulterior motive, is endearing, but the music is only okay. It’s not the knock-it-out-of-the-park of the music on the first half of the Buffy musical, where they had the richness of characters and the audience’s knowledge thereof.

Still, well worth watching. Catch it over the next week at the website or iTunes, or get the DVD when I get around to it.

Dang, I wish I had the Dr. Horrible t-shirt concession at next weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Whedonites will be out in force.

Published in: on July 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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