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Dr. Horrible’s Evil Ending! Grrr! Arrg!

Dr. Horrible

Dr. Horrible

*Warning! Spoilers below!* 

Joss, Joss, Joss. Why?

Why must you toy with us like this? Why do you make us wait and wait for something fresh and new (well, networks are mostly to blame for that), then give us a spoonful of your perfect, clever lovin’ to make us remember how happy and entertained you can make us feel, but then snatch our satisfaction away in the last few seconds with a, “What the hell?” and then make us wait even more to find out what happens next? Or if anything will happen next? (Please, please, please say the sequel is in the works.)

I loved Dr. Horrible (the character and the mini-movie). The ending was almost too Willow and Tara, but still moving. The ending ending was the bit I don’t think anybody saw coming, and it’s driving me crazy, but in a good way. A way that makes me want more. Is Dr. Horrible really some guy in, I dunno, maybe a mental institution who’s been imagining the whole thing? Nah. Too silly.

Maybe it was a “Lost”-style flash-forward and Dr. Horrible has returned to living life as a normal guy? Or maybe it’s a story-in-a-story type deal with Billy in the Joss Whedon role, fantasizing about these characters he’s invented?

Or maybe Joss has something even better up his sleeve, being far more experienced at dreaming outside the box than I am.

Uuugggggh! The waiting is going to eat me up. But as long as I have some time on my hands, may as well watch it again 🙂


“Dr. Horrible” is Completely Wonderful! Thanks Joss!

Dr. Horrible

Dr. Horrible

It was so popular yesterday, the entire site crashed so not many people got to see it. I checked back today though and Joss Whedon’s new Internet supervillian musical, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog“, was up and running just fine.

Neil Patrick Harris is the most geekalicious and cuddly evil-doer you’ve ever seen. Nathan Fillion is a perfect ass. The songs are very Buffy-esque, the humor is Joss at his most undiluted (thank goodness this production wasn’t done by a studio), and I can’t wait to see what goofy fun Act II brings us.

“Dr. Horrible” is free right now, but for $3.99 you can download all three acts from iTunes. Show Joss some love and pony up your Starbuck’s money. If he makes enough, then hopefully there will be many more Internet adventures to come.


Mraz on Letterman: Don’t You Think He Looks Tired?

No, I’m not trying to bring down the Mraz government à la David Tennant in pyjamas. (And isn’t that just the best episode? He looks sexy and powerful, but cozy and a little tousled at the same time. All rude and not ginger, pressing buttons and smiling and then getting all serious with his, “no second chances” mean face. Love it.)

I just mean that our Mraz is looking a wee bit worn. Gaunt, even. He’s starting to more closely resemble his album cover, all angles and cheekbones and hat. I hope he can squeeze some R&R into his crazy tour schedule.

If you didn’t see Letterman last night, Jason and the band performed “I’m Yours”. It was more like the tour version than the album version, which I appreciated. No need to dumb things down for people who have only heard one version of the song and don’t know that it’s evolved over the past, what, three years?

Dr. HorribleThe clip should pop up on YouTube soon enough. Until then, go watch Joss Whedon’s new Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, or try to anyway. It’s having some technical difficulties right now, but I’m sure it’s worth the wait: www.drhorrible.com

Wow. Mraz, David Tennant, and Joss Whedon, all in one post. That’s like the holy trinity of geek entertainment or something.

Once more with feeling,
Lisa


Joss Whedon + Harry Potter = Mrazaliciousness

FireflyA sexy friend of mine who is steeped in good taste recently lent me his “Firefly” DVDs. I never saw the show when it was on, I must have blinked, but as a fan of all things Whedonesque, it was about time I dug into the show that so many people fought to save.

I’m only a few episodes in, loving Adam Baldwin as another tough guy (I’d almost forgotten how much I loved hating him in “Angel”. He plays the straight man so well in “Chuck” that you can’t help but really like him), and overall thinking that a space western seems like such an obvious idea, I can’t belive there haven’t been more of them.

The point of all this is that after watching a little “Firefly” I went online to see what else Joss has been up to, and wikipedia pointed me to this article from the Leaky Cauldron where back in 2005 Joss says that he would like to direct a Harry Potter film. It’s a bit late now, I’m certainly not holding my breath, but even the slim possibility that someone like Whedon or Alfonso Cuarón could swoop in and rescue the last two films from the crap the last one was, makes me a little less worried about them.

David TennantSo who’s got the petition to make this happen, where do I sign, and how do we somehow get David Tennant back in the picture as well?

(Insert gratuitous David Tennant photo here as I just got “Doctor Who” Season 3 as well and am finding him foxy as ever.)