Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) stars as Billy, A.K.A. Dr. Horrible, a budding super-villain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. His two goals: getting accepted into the Evil League of Evil, and working up the guts to speak to his laundromat crush Penny, played by Felicia Day (The Guild). The only thing standing in his way is Captain Hammer, Billy's superhero arch-nemesis played by Nathan Fillion (Firefly). With one big score, Billy could get into the E.L.E. and earn the respect of Penny, but only if he can keep her away from the dashing Captain Hammer...
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I watched this online when it first came out. I have watched it a few times since and as soon as I saw it available on the site for rental, I immediately put it in queue. It is funny and cute. The irony of the whole musical is that you will like the bad guy and dislike the good guy. I liked them both, but I am biased to most of Whedon's stuff. The songs are hilarious, and I was surprised by NPH's great singing. Watch this, it's well worth it!!!
Amazing: 40 minutes of better-than-primetime material at a fraction of the cost. The songs are fresh and more muscially complex than any pop music from the past 20 years. Mr. Harris does indeed have good singing ability - enunciating clearly in rapid-fire, and his acting draws viewers into the story. Blu-Ray has fun extras, including a musical commentary spoofing commentaries in general. Just rent it already.