Everyone is talking about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and how fantastic it is and what a genius Joss Whedon is. I like a good funny as much as the next guy, so I checked it out last week and honestly, I just don’t get it. It was pretty funny (“Wow, sarcasm! That’s original!”), and Neil Patrick Harris was really good, but genius? I wouldn’t go that far.
Maybe I need to see more of Whedon’s stuff. I’ve never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, or Firefly. We did rent the Firefly movie “Serenity” and it was OK, but I thought the same thing at the time: “It was OK, but what’s the big deal?” I didn’t worry too much about Serenity since I figured you had to know something about the TV show in order to fully appreciate the movie. But Dr. Horrible is a standalone thing and while I enjoyed it, I still didn’t get the “genius”.