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Neil Patrick Harris

I’ve seen many, many reviews for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog and I’m baffled as to why NPH is only ever mentioned for being Doogie Howser and playing “himself” in Harold and Kumar (which I finally saw all the way through the other night…well the edited for TV version anyway).

Um, he does have a show on TV right now.  A very funny show going into it’s 4th season at that.  How I Met Your Mother is one of the most unique and funny shows I’ve watched in a long time.

The premise is (and how many of the epsidoes open) Ted is telling his teen children how he met their mother when he was in his 20s.  In the very first episode of the show he meets Robin, the girl of his dreams.  After he spends the entire episode convincing Robin (a TV anchorperson) to go out with him and that he is a nice guy they end the show with Ted telling his kids, “and that is how I met your Aunt Robin.”

From there we have watched Ted (an architect), Robin, Marshall (Ted’s best friend and a lawyer), Lily (Marshall’s fiance who is a kindergarten teacher and an aspiring artist) and Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) as they negotiate new found adulthood and what to do with their lives.

Originally the show was supposed to be about Ted.  I’m sure that is what they had in mind when they wrote it.  The other characters are there just to support Ted but within a few episodes it was apparant that Barney is, well, “awesome,” as he would say.  Neil Patrick Harris steals almost every scene he is in and is just hilarious as the womanizing, self-absorbed, suit wearing wise ass.

His philosophy in life is pretty much to sleep with as many women as possible with as little emotional connection as possible.  He even has form letters he leaves for his many conquests (just needing to fill in their names, which he rarely remembers).  This whole image is just made funnier considering that Neil Patrick Harris is actually gay.  It’s hard to picture because he plays the character so well.

It isn’t until the last season (season 3) that you see Barney open up some.  After a drunken one night stand with Robin,  Barney is beating himself up over violating the “bro code” that says you never sleep with your best friend’s ex-girlfriend (or something to that effect).  The whole thing causes a rift between Ted and Barney.  Ted “dumps” Barney as a friend which devestates Barney to the point he can’t function.

The final episode has Barney actually caring more for his friends then himself and a little glimpse that maybe there was more going on between him and Robin then either wanted to let on.

The show is fabulous and I highly recommend it.  Season 4 starts next month sometime and they are airing the last episodes of season 3 on Mondays on CBS.

I know when I first started watching this show I couldn’t imagine Neil Patrick Harris as being anyone but Doogie Howser.  I grew up watching that show.  But now…now I picture him as Barney and I’m sure I always will.

[not entirely] random thought of the day…8.2.08

“What a crazy random happenstance,” has become a constant thought in my head.  If you know where that is from then you know what I’m talking about.

If not then you seriously need to check this site out.

Dr. Horrible

It looks like Dr. Horrible is still up and running for those who are cheap bastards and don’t want to pay for it.  Not sure how it ended up there but it is up in all it’s glory at hulu.com and myspace.com.  The official Dr. Horrible Myspace page actually has the video on it’s page (this is the “official” myspace…meaning Joss and company running it).  They are advertising both videos so either they put them up or aren’t all that mad that it happened.

More plublicity, I guess.  I heard they overflowed 3 theaters for their showing at comicon.

Anyway, just thought I’d put it out there for folks that want to see it but are too cheap to shell out the $3.99 for it.  I already bought them on iTunes.  I paid up the day after Act 1 came out and will be getting the soundtrack and DVD as soon as they are released.  Yes, I know I’m a big freaking nerd.

Even my kids are in love with Dr. Horrible.  My 8yo watched it with my least night and after Act 2 she was like, “oh, no, now I have the songs stuck in my head, they’re so catchy.”  My 6yo son just kept pointing out that “Mr. Hammerman” is the guy from Serenity (one of his favorite movies).  My 5yo, I think, had no clue what was going on but liked the music.

Dr. Horrible on itunes

I just checked itunes and Acts 3, 2 and 1 of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog are #1, 2 and 3 for TV show downloads right now.  How awesome is that.  If you want to catch the show while it is still free go to drhorrible.com and watch right now.  By tomorrow night they will be gone and then you have to buy them from itunes or wait for the DVD.

They will be available at itunes until the 29th for $1.99 per act or I bought the season pass for $3.99 and now I’m waiting for Act 2 and 3 to download (I downloaded Act 1 a couple days ago but forgot all about logging back into itunes to download the other 2 parts…my husband is the itunes person, I don’t even own an mp3 player).

yeah, I’m a fan

Joss Whedon is the man and I’m a big dork, I know.  This is my collection of Joss work…a little of everything.  I knit the hat myself.  The kids love it and wore it as much as I did and pulled the yarn ball off of the top.  I made a 2nd one but never put the ear flaps on and I used that all winter.  I still have requests to fill from all 4 of my kids.

It isn’t a big a collection but it is growing.

Ordered it Tuesday afternoon, it came Friday morning

Ordered it Tuesday afternoon, it came Friday morning

My youngest daughter wearing the Jayne hat (I had to fight her to get it back)

My youngest daughter wearing the Jayne hat (I had to fight her to get it back)

Dr. Horrible is finished

I am actually quite sad.  I’m sad that the show/movie is over.  It was such a great story and fun to watch.  And I’m sad about how it ended.  I should have expected that from Joss, though.  The guy never gets the girl in the end.  Poor Angel got screwed over twice.  He never got to be with Buffy and he never got to be with Cordy either.  Buffy didn’t end up with Angel or Spike, the two that loved her most.

So what posessed me to think Dr. Horrible would end up with his love.  I was almost in tears.  And the whole thing pushes Billy (why does it crack me up that his name is Billy) over the edge and he really becomes evil.  Captain Hammer loses it which was the best.

The songs were great.  I’ve watched Act 1 three times and now have the songs stuck in my head.  I plan to get the soundtrack whenever it is released.  I was really cracking up in Act 3 when Hammer was singing to the homeless people, he would lift them up and then insult them in the next sentence.  It was hilarious.

All the Dr. Horrible/Penny songs were great.

Joss needs to do more of these.  It was fun, hilarious and unique.  If you want to catch it go see it now at drhorrible.com.  All 3 acts are up now and you can watch today and tomorrow and after that they go bye-bye (well, you can still download them from itunes fora while…for a price).  I’ve got them on itunes and plan to buy the DVD, too.  I’m such a nerd (I write as I sit here in my Dr. Horrible shirt that I bought at jinx.com–I’m just plugging everything tonight, err, I mean this morning).

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog

I am so happy and grateful that a friend of mine told me about Dr. Horrible.  I had no idea until a couple weeks ago that this very awesome show was being broadcast.

What is Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog?  If you are a Joss Whedon fan you should already know.  I, sadly, did not.  I guess I’m not a big enough fan…I will be in the loop from now on, I swear.

Dr. Horrible is a musical.  Yes, a musical about an inept evil scientist (Dr. Evil); his nemesis, the super hero, Captain Hammer; and the girl from the laundromat.  It is great.  Dr. Horrible is played by Neil Patrick Harris of Doogie Howser and How I Met Your Mother fame and is just perfect as the goofy evil scientist that mumbles when he tries to talk to girls.  Nathan Fillion (who starred in the series, Firefly, and the movie, Serenity–also Joss Whedon productions) is Captain Hammer and he really hams it up as the good looking super hero.  Felicia Day stars as Penny, the girl from the laundromat, that Dr. Horrible (aka Billy) falls in love with.

Joss Whedon is a genius to come up with this stuff.  If you want to watch it free of charge you have to go over to drhorrible.com right now.  Act I and Act II are up and running.  Act III will be put up tonight at midnight (est).  They will be available to watch until midnight Sunday/Monday.  After that the only way you can see them is to buy them on itunes or wait for the DVD to come out.

You can also check out their MySpace page.

Dr. Horrible is just all kinds of fun and I think Joss is going to make all his money back that he put into it.  I know I have already dished out the $3.99 for the series on itunes and bought a t-shirt (which I am currently wearing).  I’ll be getting the DVD when it is released, too.

I highly recommend the show to anyone that likes goofy movies, super hero spoofs or musicals…and of course fans of Joss Whedon and his other works (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firelfy and Serenity).  And don’t forget Joss has a new show coming out this next seasond, Dollhouse, staring Eliza Dusku (who played Faith on Buffy/Angel).

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