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Aug. 24th, 2009

03:06 am - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, not a blog

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Oh! "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is not actually a blog. Well, I'll watch it then. (I was afraid maybe it was some ongoing thing, and I was picturing Neil Patrick Harris singing a new tune every week, and wouldn't it be hard to keep the songwriting quality going past say a few months, and how hard would it be for someone who hadn't been watching since day 1 to pick up on the story and all the in-jokes that might have developed along the way, etc.)

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From:q_pheevr
Date:August 24th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
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You may also be interested to know that The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is not a piece of furniture.

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 24th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, well, what about The Importance of Being Earnest? Is it an actual importance? Do I have to import it, and respect how important it is by paying levies or tariffs or duties or other doohickeys on it?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 24th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
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In all seriousness, I was confused. It was released online in three installments, so I kept hearing people talk about watching "the next episode". I just didn't know it was a self-contained story that stopped at three parts. :}
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 24th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Took me a while to learn the same myself. I'm still trying to work up the nerve to watch it, tho, because I rarely appreciate Joss Whedon.

FWIW, "The Downer Channel" was just a TV series, not an entire channel. Or perhaps I should say it was a miniseries, since it lasted only two episodes before bombing out of existence.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 24th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I recommend it! It's nice, and not burdened with too much of the usual Joss Whedon stuff. It's the tragic tale of a guy who is torn between the girl he loves (who knows him as Billy) and the Evil League of Evil he wants to join (who know him as Dr. Horrible.)

It is a musical, but it's a good one. Come to think of it, why do some people hate musicals so much anyway?
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 24th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I think people who hate musicals are literal-minded. They'd say, "People don't spontaneously sing and dance that well! This is absolutely cheesy!"

I generally prefer musicals that go back to the genre's roots in romantic comedy, as opposed to more modern ones with unhappy endings. Still, I rather appreciated Sweeney Todd, even with a few lackluster singing voices.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 26th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
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"People don't spontaneously sing and dance that well! This is absolutely cheesy!"

Yo.

My wife seems to really like old movies. More often than not, she's camped out in front of the TV watching either AMC or TCM, which is showing a movie made before she was born. Lots of singing in there (not musical-type singing, but old movie type singing) and I've always found it unnatural and this is why I rarely watch old movies with her (well, I don't like movies in general, don't have the attention spam for the 2 hours they demand).

Interestingly, I'm a huge Marx Brothers fan (hello? the avatar?) and, of course since their movies are from that time, there's lots of break-out-into-song moments as well, and I don't even like it in there. Comic songs (like Captain Spaulding, Lydia the Tattooed Lady, or maybe, possibly, even All God's Chillun Got Rhythm) are OK, but when the romantic lead(s) break out into song, I skip that part. I can see why no one likes Zeppo.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 26th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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I've never heard about it until a trivia quiz that was run on a Jeopardy fan board I frequent had a reference to it. The question was, in essense, "Name a film that has earned Oscar nominations in all four competitive acting categories." Someone (obviously humourously) answered Dr. Horrible's. I played along, recognizing the joke, but thinking they even made up the title. I was eventually found out that I was faking that I knew what Dr. Horrible's was, but that has made it stick in my mind.
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