Last night I fixed the quicktime player on my somewhat aging home machine by turning of DirectX acceleration, and the family sat down to watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which I had purchased through iTunes for the princely sum of $3.99.

Dr. Horrible, if you aren't "in the know", was created by Joss Whedon, of Firefly fame. Firefly was a sci-fi western, and Dr. Horrible is a internet comic book superhero musical. It stars Felicia Day as the love interest, Nathan Fillion (aka Mal) as Captain Hammer, and Neil Patrick Harris (who will always be "Doogie" to me...) as the title character.

Both the writing and the music are top-notch, as are the performances by the main characters. I'm hoping there will be more than the initial 3 episodes.

Recommended.