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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 

An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
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2008  
Top Rated TV #166 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Billy (Dr. Horrible) 3 episodes, 2008
Nathan Fillion ...  Captain Hammer 3 episodes, 2008
Felicia Day ...  Penny 3 episodes, 2008
Simon Helberg ...  Moist 3 episodes, 2008
Nick Towne Nick Towne ...  Bad Horse Chorus #1 3 episodes, 2008
Jed Whedon ...  Bad Horse Chorus #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Rob Reinis ...  Bad Horse Chorus #3 / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Otto Michael Penzato ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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Storyline

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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He has a Ph.D. in horribleness! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG

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Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Fan Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog See more »

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Mutant Enemy See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening sequence, during which Dr. Horrible is talking directly to camera, many Joss Whedon fans mistakenly believed that the out of focus shape hanging in the window on the left was a model of the spaceship Serenity, a nod to Whedon's show, Firefly (2002). However, it was just a line of pots and pans hanging in the window. See more »

Quotes

Captain Hammer: [singing] But "Home is where the heart is," so your real home's in your chest!
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Soundtracks

Bad Horse Chorus
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Performed by Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon & Zack Whedon
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The Shape of "TV" to Come
21 July 2008 | by gormanmeSee 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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