Over the course of the day, I have tried unsuccessfully to access the first act of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," which went online today. I even did so in between watching the Fox All-Star Tribute To Yankee Stadium, Yankee Legends, Yankee Starters, Yankee Fans, Yankee Franks and, time permitting, "The Clang of the Yankee Reaper" -- which in other hands might have been the MLB all-star game. But it wasn't until I saw Sepinwall had found other avenues that I was finally able to watch it. And embed it, above.
[UPDATE: For those of you just tuning in, here's an L.A. Times story about "Dr. Horrible" and the way it burned the 'net yesterday.]
And yes, it is the best musical of the summer. I can say that. I have seen "Mamma Mia!" All right, the ABBA movie has Meryl Streep. And she's mostly good. But "Dr. Horrible" has Neil Patrick Harris, who is tuneful, vulnerable and funny. Nathan Fillion, tuneful and funny. (Maybe he's vulnerable in Act 2 or 3.) Good story, good jokes and amusing songs. And an alternative to The Fox All-Universe Tribute to Yankee Peddler, "A Connecticut Yankee," Yanqui Go Home and "My Baby Does the Yankee Panky."
Even the "Rescue Me" minisode was about baseball and New York.
[ANOTHER UPDATE: I packed it in at the end of the 11th inning, so I missed the last few. Did Joe Buck do readings from Oliver Wendell Holmes? Did Tim McCarver sing "Whatever Lola Wants"?]