Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Obscurity: The Musical!

It seems that any recommendation I make is given not only for the fine production of the object but also for its complete obscurity. I seem to have a taste for the unknown. With this in mind, I'd like to recommend an obscure movie I watch on Netflix called:

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Seriously, that's what it's called. And it's quite good. It's a brief 42-minute film that was released to the internet in three acts. The plot revolves around the video blog posts of a wannabe super-villain (Dr. Horrible)...and it's a musical. I can hear your excitement already.

The film was directed and co-written by Joss Whedon (of Firefly fame) as a project to stave off boredom during the WGA strike a few years ago. It was produced on a shoe-string budget yet has good actors and incredible music to back it up.

Here's the first song from the show, which I have had completely stuck in my head for the past week.

The full movie can be seen instantly for Netflix subscribers, on DVD, on Hulu or Youtube, and probably anywhere else that has well-made obscure films.


  1. THANK YOU for this! I LOVE Neil Patrick Harris! How I Met Your Mother is like my all-time favorite show! He is incredible! I am Netflix-ing this ASAP!!

  2. I actually have heard of this before. Of course, I heard about it and then promptly forgot about it; so, thanks for reminding me. It looks fun.

  3. Are you kidding me? Crystal's been crazy about this for well over a year. She owns it on DVD and it even has a commentary on it which is also musical, so you have music on top of music. It's hilarious! And such fun music! Mom

  4. Oh, and by the way, my entire family LOVES this - including and probably especially Paul! Thanks again for the recommendation!