I’ve seen several folks on my flist talking about Joss’s bit of writers’ strike fun, Dr. Horrible, so I dutifully downloaded and watched it this morning. And I have to say it’s not extremely original, for Joss. While it does have an amusing deconstructive critique of the ideals of masculinity promoted in the comic book genre, that’s not entirely original, either. It is interesting to have the comic-book tropes presented from the villain’s point of view, but with this whimsical Troika-esque villain, it is not especially enlightening. So I’m expecting, since it’s Joss, for there to be a more serious, dark turn at some point for our intrepid main character.
Which mean, yes, I’ll continue to watch, for a while.