Make me some requests!
paperclipchains managed to lure me into finally watching Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. I know, I know, I'm so behind.
I loved it. I mean, I can understand why people who are sick of Joss doing his Joss things would be frustrated with it, but I thought it was great. I can't not love it when Joss does musical stuff; he's just too much of a Sondheim fanboy, and that shines through in his work. It definitely didn't hurt that every actor involved gave it their all, and their all was terrific.
However, having watched it, I...feel like I can't "side with" any part of the fandom. Not the ones who say that Penny was fridged, and not the ones who think that Billy was a heartbreaking tragic hero. I mean, I did feel bad for him (for everyone except Hammer, really), but it was more in a "you're so adorable, I wish you'd stop emoing all over your Livejournal and making things worse for yourself, dammit, stop doing that, you're making things worse!" way rather than an "oh, no, fate has ruined poor Billy's chances of happiness forever!" way. I may explain more on this later. I guess it boils down to that I felt that if the text "supported" anyone's narrative/worldview, it was Penny's--not Billy's.
Despite all that, and despite the fact that Billy was kind of a twit when all was said and done, I am still left with the unsettling feeling that I would hit it. Somehow, I found him so much hotter here than when he was shooting a president. Weird.