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You've probably heard about it...
Disclaimer: Normally I'm not prone to posting what everyone else has already been talking about. But I'm making an exception this once because, well, I like things that fly in the face of conventional Hollywood and this really is Just That Good.

So these last few days the Ell Jay has been alive with commentary about Joss Whedon's latest endeavor. I thought Firefly was great and the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was funny and irreverent, so I guess that I can say I like the man's work but wouldn't put myself in the category of "huge fan." I also have to admit that up until last night I had mostly resisted all the posts commanding that I Go look! Now! because I figured it was yet another case of overblown propaganda and somewhat fawning appreciation (Joss tends to inspire rabidness in his fans).

I was wrong. It's not overblown at all, this is fantastic stuff. And so I give you:

The blog expires and goes away at midnight (I dunno what time zone) tonight, Sunday the 20th. As for me? Well, I went ahead and bought all three acts for $3.99 on iTunes to support the effort. If you enjoy what you see, then I highly recommend that you do so as well. Products like this deserve recognition and income.

PS: Yes, that's Neil Patrick Harris in the title role.

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From: almanzo Date: July 20th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nothing about Joss praise is overblown at all, as much as I can understand where you're coming from about tuning out high-pile noise.

(However, while I highly recommend all of the Buffy TV series, Angel and Firefly didn't exactly take off with me the same way.)
asetwoman From: asetwoman Date: July 20th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree about the Buffy TV series and think it was much better than the movie. I also think Angel at times was brilliant and often better than the concurrent Buffy episodes. It did start out a bit shakily as it tried to find its footing but later seasons were great. That and I haven't watched Firefly or Serenity because I almost think it couldn't possibly live up to the hype. Maybe it does though. Maybe I'm falling into the same trap of tuning out big hype. :)

Dr. Horrible is awesome so far. I've watched only the first part thus far, so I have to catch up. I love how Joss Whedon now has a recognizable musical style - did you notice the stylistic similarities to the Buffy musical episode?
From: almanzo Date: July 20th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny, that's kind of opposite of how I ended up consuming Angel. I loved the show when Doyle was part of the dynamic, and part of the time Cordelia was in on things, but I think post-Fred, I was long gone.

I haven't seen Dr. Horrible yet because I suck, but I will.
datahawk From: datahawk Date: July 20th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm actually on my way over to itunes to buy it now myself. best part, season pass. if they make more, we get them. :D
yakko From: yakko Date: July 20th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who's Joss Whedon?

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