“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” won the big-screen weekend, but as far as I’m concerned, the real news yesterday was the return of Dr. Horrible at the Emmys.
Sure, it was only a two-minute bit, but the marvelous chemistry between Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion is as strong as ever, and both actors have clearly refined their characters — I think I detected a little Ronald Colman spin on Fillion’s oblivious enthusiasm as the good Cap’n. And they shoot those in one take, you know. Impressive.
In other news, yes, I watched the frickin’ Emmys. But it was exactly what I needed after ten days of TIFFing. No subtitles and no subtleties, just a long line of shiny things and actors I mostly respect.
And Neil Patrick Harris, of course. Attention must be paid.