I make no secret of my love for Joss Whedon. He is able to adapt to any medium with his distinct style and complex, rewarding and believable characterization.
Foraying into TV, movies and comics, he really has mastered quite a few mediums of art and delivery. But his calling card and hallmark achievements will always be his TV series (Buffy, Angel, Firefly). His penchant for interesting concepts lead him to produce a number of intriguing and compelling TV episodes, such as the silence-dominated Buffy episode “Hush” and the Buffy musical.
Whedon’s latest project, the web-based music tragicomedy Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, stars Neil Patrick Harris and follows his trials and tribulations as an aspiring supervillain and love-struck, socially awkward dork; it was written and directed with his brother during much of the writer’s strike and is packed with a host of familiar faces in the Whedon universes. The mini-movie is laden with hilarious musical numbers, filled with Whedon’s hallmark of charming characters and snappy dialog, and features a distinctly Whedonesque twist near the end.
I really can’t recommend this more highly.
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