In 2008 Joss Whedon and his brothers got Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day for a rolicking, wonderful, heart-breaking ohmyGod I bawled my eyes out story of super villain origins called Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog. So, it is all on youtube, you can watch it, I’ll give you the first part just to get you started.
See? Genius? I could watch Neil Patrick Harris recite my grocery list. Nathan Fillion too, for that matter. Really, the main three are so well cast, it just works perfectly. And it is great to see Nathan Fillion play up his rugged good looks and manliness but turn it on its head alla douchebaggery. The whole shebang is really humorous and entertaining, and the songs are super catchy and lovely, and the narrative hums along in an uplifting and fun manner until, well, I mean, this is a super villain origin story. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, Dr. Horrible.
Joss Whedon, NPH, Nathan Fillion, I heart all of thee. Thanks for this.