Personally, I tend to like the darker side of everything. I like Darth Maul in Star Wars, the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow, Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series (hence my user name), and, well, you get the point. I'm drawn to them because I like to suppose on how they became the way they are. I'm also a sap for musicals (I 'heart' Sweeney Todd...that alone should illustrate my preference), so when my sister pointed me towards "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog", I was intrigued.
The story? Dr. Horrible is trying to get into the Evil League of Evil, run by Bad Horse: the Thoroughbred of Sin, but he has to pull off a truly evil plan before his application is approved. Captain Hammer consistently thwarts Dr. Horrible. As an added twist, Dr. Horrible is crushing on this girl who is always at the laundrymat when he is. It follows how the villian reaches super-villian status with humor, great songs, and while pulling on your heart strings at the same time. Dr. Horrible reaches his goals, ultimately, but at what cost to him?
"I have a PhD in Horribleness!" After watching this, that phrase has become an inside joke between my sister and I. This could be one of the funniest musicals I've ever seen. For such a small production (it was made specifically to be online), it has two pretty recognizable stars in it: Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser) and Nathan Fillion (from 'Firefly' and 'Serentity'). You might also recognize one of the Sears comercial girls, Felicia Day, as the leading lady.
It's short and well worth the 42 minutes it is. I would rate it PG-13, as there is a little sexual innuendo and a little bit of strong language. I was left wanting more, and after you check it out, I'm sure you will too.