At the risk of incurring the wrath of pretty much 99.999% of the internet fandom community, this TV Addict is just going to say it. Are Joss Whedon fans drinking the Kool-aid?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy as much as the next Browncoat. But does the first part of DR. HORRIBLE, Joss Whedon’s just launched internet musical featuring the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day honestly warrant such an exuberant outpouring of affection? I mean take a look at this flurry of twitter messages:
mytakeontv: I’m on my 5th viewing of Dr. Horrible. AMAZING!
DuckyDoesTV: Dr. Horrible is sheer genius!
raelee: Dr. Horrible is wrecking havoc on my schedule for the day. Can’t stop watching.
thc_jen: Dr. Horrible was AMAZING!!! Who wants to talk about with me?
thedirtycanuck: I can’t believe i’m going to miss the Whedon fan-event of the year (Dr. Horrible) because of work. boo to life.
GMMR: ‘Dr. Horrible’ is FRAKTASTIC! Act I is live and it doesn’t disappoint! Go watch..now!
justjody: NPH is made of awesome. “The world is a mess, and I just… need to rule it.” LOL!
matsie: If you haven’t watched the first episode of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, I just don’t know what to think of you!
That’s not to say I’m not in full support of what Whedon’s trying to accomplish. In fact, I’m so in favor of Whedon’s plan to as he so eloquently put it, “Turn out a really thrilling, professionalish piece of entertainment specifically for the internet. To show how much could be done with very little. To show the world there is another way. To give the public (and in particular you guys) something for all your support and patience,” that I went ahead and paid for the entire DR. HORRIBLE series on iTunes so that everybody involved in the project will actually get paid. I’m just not quite sure that it’s the second coming of Buffy. Okay, third if you count that time she came back from the dead.
[UPDATE:] I the overhype warranted Who knows, maybe I’m the moron? Here’s some more Twitter Posts
themarc: Boo, the internets are crashing around Dr. Horrible.
atlanticwasborn:Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog = AMAZING! I finished act 1 a while ago, and it is just AWESOME! They better release an official soundtrack!
texpatriate:Dangit! All you Whedon Dweebs get off the Dr Horrible site so I can get on!
faketwitt: My Doctor can now cut the cord since I’ve lived to see Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible!
And yes, that last one’s made up. But you get the idea.