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  • Summary: The Emmy Award-winning musical mini-series created by Joss Whedon during the writers strike was shown only on the Internet in three acts between July 15, 2008 and July 19, 2008. It follows the attempts by Billy (Neil Patrick Harris), aka Dr. Horrible, to join the Evil League of Evil. He is thwarted by Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) who dates Penny (Felicia Day), a girl Billy has feelings for.

    The CW will air the entire miniseries (edited to fit into regular broadcast with commercials) on October 9, 2012.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 9, 2012
    80
    It is a sweet, rather sad piece that--like the songs, by Whedon and his brother Jed, which are at once mock-heroic and actually heroic, mock-moving and moving in fact--works both as parody and as a drama. It also works as comedy, from line to line and moment to moment, but it is not, really, a comedy
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  1. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    This is hands down the most entertaining musical ever written. The characters feel incredibly real but at the same time are genius satires. I loved every moment of this film and could watch it over and over. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2013
    10
    It's fantastic. I thought by the title it would be utterly ridiculous, but it was so much more-
    I loved it as a musical, by itself. The songs
    were funny and ridiculously good and heartwarming. It's a dramedy-romantic-satirical musical.
    And it's so worth sitting through the 42 minutes worth.
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  3. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog isn't quite like anything else. Don't let that stop you, though, it's great! Funny, clever, entertaining, and even touching. Don't miss it. Collapse
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    6
    As far as tragicomic musicals are concerned, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' blazes the field - but that simply might be because the competitors are rather... well, non-existent in this fairly new genre. Filmed during the WGA writers' strike of 2008, this series explores the tale of Dr. Horrible, an aspiring super villain, Captain Hammer, his nemesis, and Penny, a mutual love interest for both men. If you're a fan of writer/director Joss Whedon then you'll have no trouble enjoying this short story but over-wise you might be slightly puzzled by the narrative. Expand