Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Make the Bad Horse gleeful, or he'll make you his mare."

If you haven't yet watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog," do yourself a favor and get to it. Evidently, there were server problems yesterday, due to heavy traffic. But the easiest thing to do is simply go to iTunes and download the thing, so you can enjoy it for years to come. Act 1 is only $1.99, and since it's jam-packed with awesome, that's quite a value. As expected, Nathan Fillion as self-absorbed superhero Captain Hammer is smugly hilarious. Felicia Day as Penny is adorable. The songs are witty, funny and catchy. Simon Helberg, who plays "ladies man" Howard on Big Bang Theory, is another wannabe villain "Moist." Because he makes everything around him, well, moist. But Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible is just legen.....wait for it.....dary. Part 2 comes out tomorrow.

Speaking of Whedon musicals, one of my laments about iTunes was that the soundtrack to Buffy's "Once More With Feeling" wasn't availale in the iTunes store. I thought for a while that I was going to have to purchase the old fashioned CD and import it, but it turns out that the soundtrack is available on Amazon's digital downloads store. That was my first MP3 purchase there, but it worked like a charm. 5 seconds to install their "digital downloader," and OMWF was magically appearing into iTunes, even using the payment methods and account set up for "normal" Amazon purchases. Easy.

Anyone feel like singing today?


  1. I went the itunes way with Dr. Horrible and it was well worth the $3.99 for all three - no pesky server problems for me!

    I'm kind of sad that there's no shiny choreography at the laundromat I use.

  2. I'm a moron. I purchased the first ep for $1.99, and didn't realize there was the $3.99 option for all three. So I did that this morning, and basically wasted $2. (Better Off Dead moment: Where's my $2??!! Or, to quote Dr. Horrible: "Balls.") Now I have the first ep twice. But hell, it's so good, it's worth it.