Dr Horrible was kinda fun, yes? I find Joss's shows at their best when he keeps the comedy in the forefront as the main focus, with the darker material as twists/unexpected punches in the gut. That's why BtVS worked so well for me, and why AtS was a bit dull to begin with while it took itself so earnestly. It's also why Firefly didn't work so well for me: it just wasn't funny enough. It's central raison d'etre was not to be a comedy--the comedy was just topping. Serenity levelled up for me largely because Joss brought his A-game comedy writing.
What Dr Horrible made me realise was that I find the darker elements of Joss-works far more interesting and moving when they are a contrast to the usually light comedic tone. *shrugs* I'm probably alone in that, but that's how it works for me. It makes me somewhat worried about whether I'll actually like Dollhouse, because the central premise is not comedic.
Also, Captain Hammer is the best role for Nathan Fillion ever. *giggles* Thanks, Joss, for taking the piss out of all those hero characters I hate. :D Penny was a write-off from the start, but the fact she died makes her role meta-y enough that I don't care.
And while I'm opin-ing, I loved that Bad Horse was actually a horse. *hearts*
What else is news? I watched an anime so boring/mad that I started shipping one character with a duck. (Don't ask!) I downloaded Middleman but am hesitating to watch it because it seems like it's about to get canned (feel free to persuade me otherwise!).
And it's that time of year again... the Melbourne International Film Festival started yesterday. This year, I just got a mini-pass (10 flicks) so it won't be as manic as last year and my first session is not until the weekend. I teamed up with a friend to slice through the impenetrably long program and come up with some priority viewing material... it got easier to be decisive after a few glasses of wine, but the results could be ... interesting. I'll report back. :p
I feel like saying that SO OFTEN in my chosen profession. :)
And finally, a shoutout/invitation to any BSG fans interested in running challenges during this here hiatus we're in. bsg_hiatusthon is yours for the co-opting!