Doctor Horrible Act III Review

>> Monday, July 21, 2008

**Spoiler Alert**

I promised a few people I would explain why I thought this webisode to be absolutely brilliant, and so with that in mind spoilers are ahead. If you have not watched, consider yourself warned.

Well, in lieu of the past writer's strike, I think Captain Hammer "corporate tool" represents the networks. Penny represents past projects aka "Firefly" and Dr. Horrible is Joss Whedon. With these parallels in mind, the story makes a lot more sense, and in a sense, wouldn't networks want us to believe that Horrible is still evil, though embarking out into a new world.

The writer can't move onto new projects until they properly say goodbye to their past ones. So Penny's death becomes a sort of closure, and perhaps all of "Dr. Horrible's Sing A-Long Blog" is that closure as Joss is moving on to work on other projects after his issues with networks.

So with that in mind, Dr. Horrible, though a very political breakthrough, is still great, as it is that breakthrough.

Lots more can be said, but with the three parallels in mind it seems enough is said.


Mary July 21, 2008 at 6:03 PM  

That's an interesting perspective, we wouldn't have thought of it that way but now that you make the point it makes sense- afterall it is unclear who the antagonist or protagonist is. Is it over or are there more episodes to come?

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