An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
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 Billy (Dr. Horrible) (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Captain Hammer (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Penny (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Moist (3 episodes, 2008)
Nick Towne ...
 Bad Horse Chorus #1 (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Bad Horse Chorus #2 / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Bad Horse Chorus #3 / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
Otto Michael Penzato ...
 Driver / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat, a situation which complicates itself even further when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to ruin the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl? Written by Ted Z.

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Музыкальный блог Доктора Ужасного  »

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The DVD commentary consists of a second musical score, in which the cast and crew sing their comments about the on-screen action. See more »

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Penny: You're not really interested in the homeless, are you?
Dr. Horrible: No, I am, but... it's a symptom. You're treating a symptom while the disease rages on, consumes the human race. The fish rots from the head, so they say. So I'm thinking, why not cut off the head?
Penny: [pause] Of the human race?
Dr. Horrible: It's not a... perfect metaphor.
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The Shape of "TV" to Come
21 July 2008 | by (Alexandria, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Exceptional dialog, music, humor, pathos...yes, one of those again! Whedon and crew are reshaping "television" into the 21st Century and hopefully will carry the "industry" along with them in their wake (I know...I'm mixing metaphors but what the hell!). I can't wait for the next episode (I pray one will follow)!

Each of the main actors brings with them a unique "graphic novel" ambiance to the three-part episode. Nathan Fillion delivers just the right balance of likability and swarminess. Neil Patrick Harris brings an exquisite mix of illusion and reality - enough that we can touch his human side (and connect with it), while still laughing along with his illusory attempts at superhero-ness. And Felecia Day provides a perfect target of the two male leads' affections. The songwriting is catchy and endearing and the songs delivered with clarity and feeling.

For the past three days I have found myself unintentionally singing lines from the show as I drive, shop for groceries, shower, walk the dogs, cook dinner . . . you name it! They are that catchy!

You won't regret downloading and sitting through the 40 minutes of exceptional film-making!


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